Tag Archives: Islam

‘Muslim culture’ is routinely blamed for lower levels of employment – but my research shows this is not what is behind the problem

Shutterstock/adriaticfoto Samir Sweida-Metwally, University of Bristol People who identify as minority ethnic are at a disadvantage in the labour market compared to the British white majority. They are more likely to earn less, be outside of the labour force, be unemployed and remain unemployed for longer. Research also shows that Muslims are worse off than any other religious group relative …

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Comment devenir djihadiste en quelques clics

Capture d’écran d’une vidéo de propagande de l’État islamique disponible sur le réseau social Youtube jusqu’en octobre 2014. Karl-Ludwig Poggemann/Flickr, CC BY Pascal Lardellier, Propedia and Richard Delaye-Habermacher, Propedia La récente célébration de « l’anniversaire » de l’attentat niçois du 14 juillet 2016 rappelle que ces événements ont été commis par des terroristes ayant eu recours à Internet à des fins d’endoctrinement puis …

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La guerre comme expérience sensible : les motifs existentialistes du djihad

Romain Huët, Université de Rennes 2 Ce texte est issu d’une série de séjours ethnographiques de plusieurs mois au sein de brigades de combattants en Syrie (2012, 2014) puis en Irak (2017). Ces recherches sont en cours et visent essentiellement à approcher la quotidienneté des combattants pour comprendre leurs trajectoires biographiques, leurs rapports ordinaires au monde, à autrui et à …

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China’s Uighur Muslims are trapped in a cycle of violence

Enze Han, SOAS, University of London As the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended, lethal violence flared up in China’s Xinjiang province – the latest grim entry in the saga of terrorism and repression that surrounds the region’s Uighur Muslim minority. Every year during Ramadan, China’s religious policies in Xinjiang come under international scrutiny – particularly with regard to the …

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Débat : Sainte-Sophie transformée en mosquée : comment sortir de l’impasse politico-religieuse ?

La basilique Sainte Sophie, aquarelle, 1893. Wikipedia/Divdaniel, CC BY-SA Antoine Arjakovsky, Collège des Bernardins Ce vendredi 24 juillet, le gouvernement turc a ouvert aux prières musulmanes l’ancienne cathédrale Sainte-Sophie d’Istanbul. Le patriarche œcuménique de Constantinople Bartholomée a vigoureusement condamné cette décision. Pour lui cette transformation de la basilique-musée en mosquée risque de tourner le monde chrétien contre l’islam. Le Conseil œcuménique …

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Ramadan: how a new generation of British Muslims are becoming more green

An environmental demonstration by the MADE charity. William Barylo, Author provided William Barylo, University of Warwick Muslims worldwide are about to enter the second half of Ramadan, a month widely known to the public as one for fasting. However, growing concerns around the environmental crisis and social struggles across the globe have lead Muslims to consider its deeper meaning. For …

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Young Muslim women are leading environmental movements grounded in their beliefs

Jana Jandal Alirifai, a 17-year-old Syrian Canadian and coordinator for Climate Strike Canada, participated as a Syrian delegate in the MockCOP26. (Tahmina Aziz), Author provided Memona Hossain, University of Toronto Weeks prior to the lockdowns and closures that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary General António Guterres said 2020 would be a “pivotal year for how we address climate …

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How the world’s biggest Islamic organization drives religious reform in Indonesia – and seeks to influence the Muslim world

A gathering during the 73rd anniversary of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2019. Eko Siswono Toyudho/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Ahmet T. Kuru, San Diego State University After its return to power in Afghanistan, the Taliban are again imposing their religious ideology, with restrictions on women’s rights and other repressive measures. They are presenting to the world an image …

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