PopMuse: Islam http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ New initiatives challenge anti-Muslim biases in German media landscape http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/11/16/new-initiatives-challenge-anti-muslim-biases-in-german-media-landscape/ http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/11/16/new-initiatives-challenge-anti-muslim-biases-in-german-media-landscape/ Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:35:42 UTC researcher at Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America Biased representations of Islam and Muslims abound across Europe, in journalism as well as in research. The situation is no different in Germany, as a recent book edited by Berlin-based academic Schirin-Amir Moazami shows: contributors to the volume�Der Inspizierte Muslim�(German for The Inspected Muslim) analyse the myriad ways in which research and public debates�about�Muslims – […] The post New initiatives challenge anti-Muslim biases in German media landscape appeared first on Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Accusations of the “Dual loyalties” of Muslims resurfaces in the United Kingdom’s run up to general elections http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/11/15/accusations-of-the-dual-loyalties-of-muslims-resurfaces-in-the-united-kingdoms-run-up-to-general-elections/ http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/11/15/accusations-of-the-dual-loyalties-of-muslims-resurfaces-in-the-united-kingdoms-run-up-to-general-elections/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:00:53 UTC Euro-Islam at Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America The run up to the general election, due to take place in December, in the United Kingdom has brought to the forefront again the question of political loyalties of Muslims. Conservative candidate for South Cambridgeshire and former aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson Anthony Browne is facing calls to stand down after the Guardian brought […] The post Accusations of the “Dual loyalties” of Muslims resurfaces in the United Kingdom’s run up to general elections appeared first on Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Pew Research Center Survey finds Americans more willing to accept Muslims as family members than Western Europeans http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/11/05/pew-research-center-survey-finds-americans-more-willing-to-accept-muslims-as-family-members-than-western-europeans/ http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/11/05/pew-research-center-survey-finds-americans-more-willing-to-accept-muslims-as-family-members-than-western-europeans/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:55:59 UTC Euro-Islam at Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America A new survey by the Pew Research Center has found that a majority of non-Muslim Americans (89%) say they are willing to accept Muslims as neighbours, with though less, a still significant majority (79%) saying they would also be willing to accept Muslims as members of their family. While those in Western Europe also appeared […] The post Pew Research Center Survey finds Americans more willing to accept Muslims as family members than Western Europeans appeared first on Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The UK’s Commission for Countering Extremism Report roundly condemned by Muslim Political figures http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/10/27/the-uks-commission-for-countering-extremism-report-roundly-condemned-by-muslim-political-figures/ http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/10/27/the-uks-commission-for-countering-extremism-report-roundly-condemned-by-muslim-political-figures/ Sun, 27 Oct 2019 14:24:03 UTC Euro-Islam at Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America The United Kingdom’s Commission for Countering Extremism released their report this month on challenging extremism in England and Wales. The report is based on visits to20 towns and cities and responses from 3,000 organisations and individuals. The report argues that the failure to properly define ‘non-violent extremism’ has stymied efforts to counter it, meaning that […] The post The UK’s Commission for Countering Extremism Report roundly condemned by Muslim Political figures appeared first on Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The « reopening » of French debate on veil: a national debate without any Muslims? http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/10/21/the-reopening-of-french-debate-on-veil-a-national-debate-without-any-muslims/ http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/10/21/the-reopening-of-french-debate-on-veil-a-national-debate-without-any-muslims/ Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:56:37 UTC researcher at Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America “Not here, not today”. This is what a local elected politician from the Rassemblement National(a far-right party) told to a veiled mother, who accompanied her son’s class for a school visit in the regional parliament in Burgundy (eastern France) the 11thof October. The politician urged the mother to remove her headscarf or to leave the […] The post The � reopening � of French debate on veil: a national debate without any Muslims? appeared first on Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Contestations regarding the stereotypes of Arab and Muslim women, and the breaking of them. http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/10/15/contestations-regarding-the-stereotypes-of-arab-and-muslim-women-and-the-breaking-of-them/ http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/10/15/contestations-regarding-the-stereotypes-of-arab-and-muslim-women-and-the-breaking-of-them/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:54:52 UTC Euro-Islam at Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America In a comment piece by Claudia Mende in Qantara.de, Mende complains that the “Stereotype of the oppressed Arab woman continues to dominate public discourse”. Mende highlights that the lives of women in the Islamic world are often reduced to forced marriage, honour killinngs and male violence, and often implied in the media and literature is […] The post Contestations regarding the stereotypes of Arab and Muslim women, and the breaking of them. appeared first on Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Clumsy government satire seeks to discourage German Muslims from turning to Salafism http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/10/10/clumsy-government-satire-seeks-to-discourage-german-muslims-from-turning-to-salafism/ http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/10/10/clumsy-government-satire-seeks-to-discourage-german-muslims-from-turning-to-salafism/ Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:39:58 UTC researcher at Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), the most populous of Germany’s 16 federal states, has rolled out a new anti-terrorism programme: a satirical YouTube channel called Jihadi Fool. Run by the state’s domestic intelligence agency, the Landesamt f�r Verfassungsschutz, the channel’s videos are supposed to “fight fire with fire” and drive home “the absurdity of radicalisation, terrorism and […] The post Clumsy government satire seeks to discourage German Muslims from turning to Salafism appeared first on Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ President of the UK’s National Union of Students pulls out of governing Conservative Party Conference after Islamophobic comments http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/10/02/president-of-the-uks-national-union-of-students-pulls-out-of-governing-conservative-party-conference-after-islamophobic-comments/ http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/10/02/president-of-the-uks-national-union-of-students-pulls-out-of-governing-conservative-party-conference-after-islamophobic-comments/ Wed, 02 Oct 2019 20:04:13 UTC Euro-Islam at Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America The leader of the National Union of Students, Zamzam Ibrahim, has decided to withdraw from speaking at two sessions of the Conservative Party conference, �taking place this week, after a fringe event of the conference, called “Challenging Islamophobia”, �that took place this past Sunday contained “disturbing, downright Islamophobia”. She wrote on twitter: I came to […] The post President of the UK’s National Union of Students pulls out of governing Conservative Party Conference after Islamophobic comments appeared first on Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Women’s March’s decision to remove Board member Zahra Billoo due to criticism of Israel draws ire from American Muslims http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/09/23/womens-marchs-decision-to-remove-board-member-zahra-billoo-due-to-criticism-of-israel-draws-ire-from-american-muslims/ http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/09/23/womens-marchs-decision-to-remove-board-member-zahra-billoo-due-to-criticism-of-israel-draws-ire-from-american-muslims/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:06:53 UTC Euro-Islam at Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America The Women’s March, the American non-profit organisation that grew out of the prolific march that took place in March 2017 after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, has removed Zahra Billoo, from its Board, which it announced on twitter: Zahra Billoo has been removed from board membership effective immediately. We found some of her public statements incompatible […] The post Women’s March’s decision to remove Board member Zahra Billoo due to criticism of Israel draws ire from American Muslims appeared first on Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Hamza Yusuf’s comments on Syria provokes deeper debate on the Islamic tradition on opposing oppressive rulers http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/09/23/hamza-yusufs-comments-on-syria-provokes-deeper-debate-on-the-islamic-tradition-on-opposing-oppressive-rulers/ http://www.euro-islam.info/2019/09/23/hamza-yusufs-comments-on-syria-provokes-deeper-debate-on-the-islamic-tradition-on-opposing-oppressive-rulers/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:59:20 UTC Euro-Islam at Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America Prominent American Muslim Scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf has encountered yet another controversy in the past few weeks, after a video begun to be widely shared in which Yusuf critiques the Syrian revolution in a manner many considered to be a derisive tone. The video shows a clip from a 2016 Islamic retreat trip �in Turkey […] The post Hamza Yusuf’s comments on Syria provokes deeper debate on the Islamic tradition on opposing oppressive rulers appeared first on Euro-Islam: News and Analysis on Islam in Europe and North America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/