Top 10 ignorant and/or racist statements by academics

In Academics one may expect to find openminded people. Zihni Özdil however realized that academics culture sometimes has quite a narrow spectrum. Especially in the ‘humanities’ field. Academics who are willing to listen to, let alone agree on, viewpoints that take established frameworks to task seem to be scarce. Together with others he has made a top 10 list of ignorant / racist remarks. Continue Reading →

The Muslim Brotherhood of Europe

The Muslim Brotherhood is perhaps one of the most contested Islamic organisations in the world as well as one of the oldest one. A new book on the Muslim Brotherhood sheds light on ideology, practices and debates in Europe. You can read here an excerpt of the introduction, by Roel Meijer. Continue Reading →