Six fresh PhD’s will study the use of social media by Salafis. Approximately 3 to 5 percent of the worldwide Muslim population is an adherent to Salafism, a fundamentalist current in Islam. And since the rise of jihadism both are viewed with suspicion. Under the lead of the Dutch scholar and Professor Herman Beck six PhD students will do research at the Tilburg School of … [Read more...] about New Research Funded at Tilburg University Will Study Spread of Salafism and Jihadism
According to the research 87% of the by Motivaction interviewed people (18-34 years) is happy with support from Dutch Muslims for IS and they don’t want the Dutch government to prevent them. However, they also don’t believe in prosperity without democracy and don’t believe in a caliphate. But groups of jihadi’s do establish some welcoming changes in the region. Turkish youth … [Read more...] about Doubts about research: are Turkish Dutch fan of jihad?
January 16, 2014 A Muslim woman now living in Malaysia struck a blow to the U.S. government’s “no-fly list” when a federal judge ruled Tuesday (Jan. 14) that the government violated her due process rights by putting her on the list without telling her why. Muslims and civil rights advocates say the no-fly list disproportionately targets Muslims, and they hope … [Read more...] about Judge rules in favor of Muslim woman on no-fly list
Project Responsibilities: Scandinavia news and research Positions: Affiliated researcher with the Department of Political Social Studies at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy Personal Website Area of Expertise: Modern Islamic History Islamist Social Movements Islam and Muslim Minorities in Scandinavia Sociology of … [Read more...] about Emin Poljarevic
6 May 2012 Finding Halal meat is one of the most problematic issues for European Muslims and they are increasingly becoming a target of animal welfare originations. Similar to Judaism, Islam decrees upon practicing Muslims to eat only the meat of animals slaughtered according to Islamic rituals. Anything other than this is not edible for Muslims, save for life … [Read more...] about Muslims Fighting over Halal Meat