Oslo city after the 2011 bombing

BREAKING: 'Devastating Al-Qaeda attacks in Norway'

Mijke Akkermans
12 minutes to read

This article investigates how news media worked through the 'breaking news' format in their reports about the 2011 Norway attacks by looking at the presence of experts and witnesses, and the use of the 'muslim-terror' format and its societal effects.

Exploring Breivik: A “Lone Wolf”s War against Cultural Marxism

Stella Veranoudi
11 minutes to read

This paper provides an analysis of the connection between the online/offline anti-cultural Marxism communities and individuals starting with Anders Breivik, as we study his "2083" manifesto.

Seyran Ates Liberal Mosque Berlin Goethe stop extremism

Seyran Ates: Female Muslim leader and intellectual

Odile Heynders
5 minutes to read

The Berlin Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque opened in the summer of 2017. The intention of its feminist leader, Seyran Ates, is to create an atmosphere for a peaceful and democratic Islam. Odile Heynders praises Ates as an excellent public intellectual.

My Friend is a White Muslim

Bin Chen
9 minutes to read

With growing sense of negativity and 'othering' of Islam in political sphere, in this article I take the story of a Dutch Muslim convert to explore religious and social factors attributed to his change. 

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: Old “New Turkey”

Viviana N. E. Warnken
15 minutes to read

Erdoğan is a charismatic leader who is changing the political landscape of Turkey as we know. As he faces increasing resistance to his leadership, we analyze him as an individual and his message as a leader.

De revanche op de criticus

Marlou Agterberg
28 minutes to read

Marlou Agterberg analyseert hoe de literatuurcriticus zich verhoudt tot Leon de Winters engagement als schrijver en als publiek intellectueel. 

Flags at Pegida rally

What keeps Pegida together?

Isabell Wutz
7 minutes to read

Since its launch in 2014, Pegida has constructed a strong collective identity. It includes oppositional framing, boundary work and the construction of 'us' vs. 'them' with the implication of 'us' being better than 'them'.

Explaining the Burkini debates

Jan Blommaert
4 minutes to read

Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University): 'The Burkini incident in Nice can only be "normal" from within a new politics of absolute identity."