EU Court of Justice on ritual slaughter: member states may require a reversible stunning procedure for slaughter

In order to promote animal welfare in the context of ritual slaughter, Member States may, without infringing the fundamental rights enshrined in the Charter, require a reversible stunning procedure which cannot result in the animal’s death   A decree of the Flemish Region (Belgium) of 7 July 2017 (‘the decree’), amending the Law on the […] Continue Reading →

From Turks and Renegades to Citizens and Radicals : The Historical Trajectories of ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Muslims in the Netherlands

In 2019 I wrote a series of posts here: A short history of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Muslims in the Netherlands. It was an exploration of the distinction between acceptable and unacceptable Islam and Muslims resonated throughout Dutch history. In the beginning of this year the editors of the Dutch journal Trajecta. Religion, Culture and Society […] Continue Reading →

#Srebrenica25 en het laatste stadium van de genocide

#Srebrenica25 Dit jaar is het 25 jaar geleden dat in Srebrenica een genocide werd uitgevoerd door Servische strijdkrachten tegen de Bosniakken: de moslims in Bosnië. Terwijl de aanvallen van 9/11 tot keerpunt in de geschiedenis zouden worden gemarkeerd, is zoiets met de genocide van Srebrenica niet gebeurd. In Nederland, Dutchbat speelde immers een betreurenswaardige rol, […] Continue Reading →

A short history of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Muslims in the Netherlands (Part 5/5) – Discussion: Resonance and Amnesia

In a series of blogposts I will try to trace how the opposition between acceptable and unacceptable Islam has resonated throughout the Dutch history of Islam, yet has always remained unstable and open to changing contexts, circumstances and the pragmatic compromises made between the political elites and the Muslim community. This is part 5, the […] Continue Reading →

A short history of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Muslims in the Netherlands (Part 4) – The contemporary racialization and securitisation of Islam

In a series of blogposts I will try to trace how the opposition between acceptable and unacceptable Islam has resonated throughout the Dutch history of Islam, yet has always remained unstable and open to changing contexts, circumstances and the pragmatic compromises made between the political elites and the Muslim community. This is part 4. For […] Continue Reading →

A short history of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Muslims in the Netherlands (Part 3) – The management of Islam in the Dutch colonial empire

In a series of blogposts I will try to trace how the opposition between acceptable and unacceptable Islam has resonated throughout the Dutch history of Islam, yet has always remained unstable and open to changing contexts, circumstances and the pragmatic compromises made between the political elites and the Muslim community. This is part 3. For […] Continue Reading →