A short history of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Muslims in the Netherlands (Part 5/5) – Discussion: Resonance and Amnesia

In a series of blogposts I will try to trace how the opposition between acceptable and unacceptable Islam has resonated throughout the Dutch history of Islam, yet has always remained unstable and open to changing contexts, circumstances and the pragmatic compromises made between the political elites and the Muslim community. This is part 5, the […] Continue Reading →

A short history of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Muslims in the Netherlands (Part 4) – The contemporary racialization and securitisation of Islam

In a series of blogposts I will try to trace how the opposition between acceptable and unacceptable Islam has resonated throughout the Dutch history of Islam, yet has always remained unstable and open to changing contexts, circumstances and the pragmatic compromises made between the political elites and the Muslim community. This is part 4. For […] Continue Reading →

A short history of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Muslims in the Netherlands (Part 3) – The management of Islam in the Dutch colonial empire

In a series of blogposts I will try to trace how the opposition between acceptable and unacceptable Islam has resonated throughout the Dutch history of Islam, yet has always remained unstable and open to changing contexts, circumstances and the pragmatic compromises made between the political elites and the Muslim community. This is part 3. For […] Continue Reading →

Dutch elections syllabus – With a focus on Race, Secularism and the Nation

I have assembled a mock course syllabus that explores the deep currents of Dutch political culture with a specific focus on Race, Secularism and the Nation which coincides with my current research on the racialization of Dutch Muslims and how Muslims 'talk back'. It does certainly not only focus on the role of radical right such as Wilders but also to how mainstream political parties cultivate and Continue Reading →

‘Minder moslims dan gedacht’ – Kanttekeningen bij de cijfers en waarom is dit nieuws eigenlijk?

Groot nieuws vandaag! We overschatten het aantal en percentage moslims, zo blijkt uit een Ipsos Mori survey zoals gepubliceerd in The Guardian. Het ging over veel meer (check de cijfers met betrekking tot homoseksualiteit en abortus bijvoorbeeld), maar de discussie gaat toch voornamelijk over moslims. Met name de Fransen zouden het flink overschatten: daar dachten […] Continue Reading →