(O tyrants, O cruel oppressors, leave our Kashmir; freedom is our right) Kashmir regularly makes international headlines but the history of the region is often unknown to many. What shaped the current situation and what is happening in Kashmir right now?
Recently, ten Turkish academics who signed a petition in 2016 protesting against state violence towards the own population in South-East Turkey, have been cleared by Turkey’s Constitutional Court of charges of terrorist propaganda. What does this say about Turkey’s constitutional state?
Toen drie antropologen in 2018 kritiek uitten op het proefschrift van Mohammed Soroush over salafistische jongeren in Nederland bestempelde Gert Jan Geling hun reactie als politiek correct. Onterecht: hun betoog ging over wetenschappelijke correctheid.
In his forthcoming book, Tahir Abbas explores the intensifying symbiotic intersections between Islamophobia and radicalisation. His blog offers a preliminary look into this vicious cycle that permeates Western societies today.