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CONFRONTING NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES

by Tariq Ramadan Contrary to expectations, over time, perceptions of Islam and Muslims by their western fellow-citizens have sharply deteriorated. Around us we observe the rise of populist movements and extreme right-wing parties from the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Greece and France (to name but a few European countries) to Australia, Canada and the… Continue reading CONFRONTING NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES

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Turkish musician in court for insulting Islam

Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say faces charges of insulting Islam in comments made on Twitter. Say’s supporters as well as his critics say the case risks damaging Turkey’s reputation on freedom of expression. In April Fazil Say wrote several comments on Twitter allegedly ridiculing Islam. One message asked whether a particular call to prayer,… Continue reading Turkish musician in court for insulting Islam

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