The Dutch Elections 2006

So, today were the elections in the Netherlands and as i write this (yes of course I have voted) the votes are still counted. As Crooked Timber notes these elections might not be extremely important for the rest of the world, but there are some interesting aspects. Remarkable is that the theme of integration and […] Continue Reading →

Al Nisa – Islamitische vrouwen manifest (IV/M)!

Op 21 november j.l. presenteerde stichting Al Nisa i.s.m. Onderzoeksschool ASCA van de Universiteit van Amsterdam en de faculteit Godgeleerdheid & Godsdienstwetenschap van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen het: ISLAMITISCHE VROUWEN MANIFEST (IV/M)! Dinsdag 21 november 2006 gaat de geschiedenis in als de dag van de presentatie van het Islamitisch Vrouwen Manifest (IV/M). Het manifest roept moslimv Continue Reading →


تغییر برای برابری THE PETITION FOR WOMEN EQUAL RIGHTS IN IRAN Thursday 12 October 2006 Iranian law considers women to be second class citizens and promotes discrimination against them. It is noteworthy that legal discrimination of this type is being enforced in a society where women comprise over 60% of those being admitted to university. […] Continue Reading →

Emmy Awards: Maryam Hassouni

Dutch actress Maryam Hassouni (her parents are Moroccan) has won the Emmy Awards for best actress for her role in the Dutch telepic Offers, directed by Dana Nechushtan. This is the story about a man and women who get caught in the middle of the fight between terrorists and their opponents. Continue Reading →

Asia-Europe Foundation – ASEM Youth Dialogue 2006

Asia-Europe Foundation – ASEM Youth Dialogue 2006 The Asia-Europe Foundation and Casa Asia, supported by the Government of Navarra, organize the First Asia-Europe Youth Interfaith Dialogue in Navarra, Spain from 19 to 23 November 2006. The ASEM Youth Dialogues have been conceived to provide an opportunity for Youth in Asia and Europe to exchange perspectives […] Continue Reading →

De paradox van de islamisering van migranten

Maarten Huygen wijst op een interessant fenomeen met betrekking tot moslims in Nederland. Helaas deelt Nederland naar CDAmodel de publieke ruimte in religies op. Voor Turkse en Marokkaanse Nederlanders die de samenleving nog niet kennen, komt dat neer op religieuze apartheid. Turkse en Marokkaanse Nederlanders worden alleen aangesproken als moslims maar velen praktiseren niet. Ook […] Continue Reading →