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 →

‘Two of an Oriental Kind’ – Anti-semitism, Islamophobia and the question of racism in Europe

‘Two of an Oriental Kind’ – Anti-semitism, Islamophobia and the question of racism in Europe In his seminal work, Orientalism, Edward Said refers to anti-Semitism the “secret sharer” of orientalist prejudices. The history of both Islamophobia and anti-semitism can almost be read as the history of the European imagination of Jews and Muslims: ‘two of […] Continue Reading →