The Dutch Angel Hotline

There is an interesting story on Al Jazeera about St. John's Cathedral in the city of Den Bosch, the Netherlands, after the church commissioned a strange sculpture - a young winged woman, talking on a mobile phone. High on a 13th century Dutch cathedral, the sculpture in has attracted worldwide attention, prompting the cathedral to set up an official "angel" hotline, with calls from as far as Chin Continue Reading →

Postcard from England

It has been a very rewarding two weeks in England. After participating in a seminar on Monday 11 June I stayed for two more weeks. I wanted to do a follow up on my last visit to London, Birmingham and Leicester when I spoke with Muslims from the Netherlands who migrated to these cities. Continue Reading →

Salafisme in de Islamofobiematrix

Gisteren hield ik een lezing voor het publiekssymposium 'Godsdienst onder druk'. In deze lezing ging ik in op verschuivingen in paradigma’s die we kunnen aantreffen in politiek, beleid en media en die betrekking hebben op migratie en het management van religie en in het bijzonder van moslims in Nederland. Deze paradigmaverschuivingen kunnen we analyseren met behulp van het begrip islamofobie. Continue Reading →