An anthropology of Muslims in Europe - A modest attempt by Martijn

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Muslim marriage in the UK

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A new channel 4 documentary presented by Dr Myriam François and directed by Anna Hall which looks into whether age-old marriage laws in the UK need to be updated once again. Britain is not the same country as it was 100 years ago…

FRA key findings – Muslims in the EU: High levels of trust and attachment, pervasive discrimination and harassment

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Today the FRA published its Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II) Muslims – selected findings. FRA is the EU’s independent body for delivering fundamental rights assistance and expertise to the EU and its Member States. The survey of 10,527 people…

Progress for Integration of Muslims in Western Europe – And why that is based on a questionable idea

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The integration of Muslim immigrants in Western Europe is making clear progress. By the second generation at the latest, the majority have entered mainstream society. Interesting findings but one that is also problematic in the sense that it reproduces the idea of Islam and Muslims as an integration issue.

Unpredictable Futures: Islam, Citizenship, and Political Possibility in France

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This video features a lecture by Mayanthi L. Fernando, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz. In this talk she talk examines how Muslim French – i.e. those committed to practicing Islam as French citizens and practicing citizenship as pious Muslims…

Essay: De racialisering van moslims – Het gedachtegoed van Pim Fortuyn

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In dit essay bekijk ik hoe het gedachtegoed van Fortuyn zowel een continuering als een breuk met het verleden is in de racialisering van moslims.

Religion at the cemetery – Islamic Burials in the Netherlands and Belgium

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Article by Khadija Kadrouch Outmany. She argues that the choice of where to be buried is also matter of how Muslims view themselves and the society of which they are part.

Special issue Culture and Religion – Aesthetics of religious authority

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Together with Marleen de Witte (University of Amsterdam) and Thijl Sunier (VU University Amsterdam) I edited a special volume of the journal Culture and Religion on the aesthetics of religious leadership. The different contributions were presented earlier in 2012 in the seminar Aesthetics…

“Een eiland in een zee van ongeloof”: het activistische verzet van moslims in Nederland, België en Duitsland

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In het rapport Eilanden in een zee van ongeloof – Het verzet van de activistische daʿwa in België, Nederland en Duitsland, laten de onderzoekers zien hoe netwerken zich verzetten tegen wat zij zien als de onderdrukking, onderwerping en vernedering door de ongelovigen.

Nieuw boek: ‘Salafisme. Utopische idealen in een weerbarstige praktijk’

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Salafisme. Utopische idealen in een weerbarstige praktijk dat ik heb geschreven met Joas Wagemakers en Carmen Becker verschijnt op woensdag 14 mei.

Theologisch debat – Dialoog en geloof in actie

Het tijdschrift Theologisch Debat doet haar naam eer aan en heeft een debatsectie; ditmaal over interreligieuze dialoog. De opening wordt verzorgd door kersverse hoogleraar interreligieuze dialoog Marcel Poorthuis. Andere artikelen zijn van Gé Speelman (Een integere en respectvolle dialoog – Opmerkingen bij de Islamnota van de PKN), Bernhard Reitsma (Wat er achter de dialoog schuil gaat) en van uw blogger en antropoloog: Dialoog en Geloof in Actie.

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