Charlie Hebdo: A conversation about Islam and politics

In this Charlie Brown episode you will see religious studies scholar Reza Aslan, Will McCants (fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy and director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World and co-founder of Jihadica), Michael Hanna (senior fellow at The Century Foundation) and Shadi Hamid (fellow with the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle Continue Reading →

Een impressie van de #SluitTa demonstratie

Afgelopen vrijdag vond in Den Haag bij de Tweede Kamer een demonstratie plaats tegen de TerroristenAfdelingen (TA) van de gevangenissen in Vught en Rotterdam (De Schie). De demonstratie was gericht tegen het, volgens demonstranten, vernederende regime van de TA dat gevangenen moeten ondergaan en vond plaats uit solidariteit met bevriende activisten Abou Moussa, Abou Yazeed […] Continue Reading →

Rebellion – Muslims, youth culture and music

Hisham Aidi is, among other things, the author of a truly fascinating book about Muslims and hiphop: Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture. From the US to Europe (including the Netherlands) to Brazil Aidi covers, as one reviewer aptly described as “the eagerness of young Muslims in every culture to find […] Continue Reading →