Schaerbeek – St.Josse Türkleri: Memleket nire hemşerim?


La communauté turque de Belgique est structurée de telle façon que les liens avec le pays d’origine sont restés aussi étroits qu’aux premiers jours de son immigration. Celle-ci est très largement issue de la province anatolienne d’Emirdağ, une région rurale de la Turquie profonde. Concentrés dans les mêmes quartiers (à Bruxelles, dans une zone à cheval sur les communes de Schaerbeek et Saint-Josse), les Belgo- Turcs ont ainsi transposé à l’identique les très nombreux conflits de leur pays d’origine.

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Islam, European Public Sphere & Turkish ethno-nationalists


Islam is played out in new migrant subjectivities, embodied practices, and aesthetic forms; it is reinterpreted and enacted by “ordinary Muslims” in the everyday life of European cities. Is the possibility to open up the debate on the future of the European public sphere in its confrontational encounters with EuroIslam exist?

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AKP: Batı karşıtı bir dinî tarikat ve cemaatler koalisyonu(mu?!)


A Coalition of Religious Orders: Erdoğan’s AKP

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A Study on the Milli Görüs Movement


Islamist fanatics? 

  

  

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In Germany, Milli Görüs activists try to get Muslim girls excused – or, to use their choice of word, “freed” – from swimming lessons and school trips. They quite frequently succeed. It is understandable that such attacks on gender equality, a principle that is anchored in Germany’s constitution, set alarm bells ringing. There must be limits to the amount of things we accept in the name of cultural relativism, and these limits must be respected by Continue reading

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