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Islamofobie & De racialisering van moslims – Een toelichting / 3

islamofobie

Enige weken geleden publiceerde ik een essay als commentaar op de heruitgave van Fortuyns ‘Tegen de islamisering van onze cultuur’. In dit essay laat ik zien hoe Fortuyns politieke gedachtegoed is te plaatsen binnen de racialisering van moslims in beleid en debat vanaf…

Dr Kromwaard Trofee 2013 – Stuur uw suggesties in

Het idee is dat u als bezoeker suggesties stuurt voor het beste en het slechtste wat er in het afgelopen jaar geschreven is over islam, moslims, integratie, immigratie en multiculturele samenleving.

Ook voor de vrijheid van meningsuiting

Ook voor de vrijheid van meningsuiting?

Faith, Fit and Fun – Islam & Sports

Both sports and religion have socializing institutions and sports is often used as a means to socialize, educate and discipline people. Although Islam is often connected with seriousness and discipline and sports with playfulness and joy, the two have more in common than we might realize.

Islamoloog Joas Wagemakers krijgt Erasmus studieprijs

Stichting Praemium Erasmianum kent een studieprijs toe aan het proefschrift van Joas Wagemakers, onderzoeker en docent Islam & Arabisch aan de Radboud Universiteit. Wagemakers promoveerde in november 2010 cum laude op zijn dissertatie over de Jordaanse radicaal-islamitische ideoloog Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi.

Three days of the West – What is Westernization?

Last week in the Netherlands we had, again, a debate on young asylum seekers. It was decided that a 14-year old Afghan girl could remain in the Netherlands although their asylum request had been rejected. One of the criteria that played a role in the recent decision to let them stay is that she is ‘westernized’ over the years. The criterium of ‘Westernization’ is not defined however. Service oriented as this anthropologist is, I have decided to look into the matter of Westernization a little more closer in order to come up with a definition.

Zanga Zanga in Libya

A few weeks ago Libyan leader Kadaffi gave an already famous speech in which he vowed to fight and die as a martyr. The rest of the speech was ominous but also incomprehensible. His speech appears to have become a youtube’s meme like for example Hitler’s speeches taken from the great film Der Untergang that has produced many hilarious new takes on Youtube. I will give you four here.

Dr. Kromzwaard Trofee 2010 – Stuur uw suggesties in

Wat zijn de beste/slechtste blogberichten, nieuwsberichten/achtergrond artikelen over islam en moslims? U kunt vanaf nu uw suggesties voor de Dr. Kromzwaard Trofee insturen!

Closer is Open

Closer is…Open

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | The Voorwerp

The Voorwerp is a massive ‘light echo’ produced as the light strikes the gas Dr Chris Lintott, University of Oxford Voorwerp being a Dutch and English word: BBC NEWS | Science/Nature

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