Meten met twee maten: Liberalen en Islamisten in Egypte

Er was de laatste tijd terecht veel aandacht voor de Egyptische blogger Kareem die is veroordeeld tot vier jaar cel wegens belediging van de islam en de Egyptische president. Veel informatie hierover kun je vinden bij Global Voices Online. Deze veroordeling zet terecht Egypte in de spotlights als een autoritaire dictatuur en protest daartegen is […] Continue Reading →

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Advanced geometry of Islamic art

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Advanced geometry of Islamic art A study of medieval Islamic art has shown some of its geometric patterns use principles established centuries later by modern mathematicians. Researchers in the US have found 15th Century examples that use the concept of quasicrystalline geometry. This indicates intuitive understanding of complex mathematical […] Continue Reading →

Banning the burqa

The Dutch Islam debate may have seem to be calmed down a little during the last year, every now and then the same old themes come back again such as the Row over Dutch Muslim ministers with dual nationality. Another issue the already came up last year and has sparked some debate again is the […] Continue Reading →