Monthly Archives: March 2016

What we talk about when we talk about assymetrical warfare in our time: Reflections on Grégoire Chamayou’s ‘Drone Theory’

«In the end, we see what we want to see, and the rest falls away» Daniel Mendelsohn, The Lost: A Search For Six Of Six Million, 2007 On March 7 this year, international news media reported that some 150 «militants» had been killed in a single US drone strike north of the Somalian capital Mogadishu. […]

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European Islamophobia Report 2015 – Norway

I have been responsible for writing the commissioned chapter on Norway in the 528 pages European Islamophobia Report 2015, edited by Enes Bayrakli and Farid Hafez, and published online by SETAV in Ankara, Turkey today, March 21 2016. The report is a unique source on national articulations of Islamophobia in the past year of 2015, and written by […]

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Nrk Østlandssendingen

An interview about the Norwegian Salafi da’wa group IslamNet, which I have together with Marius Linge published extensively on in recent years, with the Norwegian state broadcaster NRK’s Østlandssendingen radio, first broadcast on March 18 2016, here: http://www.nrk.no/ostlandssendingen/islamsk-konferanse-vil-ikke-oppgi-foredragsholdere-1.12860037  

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Hussain v. The Norwegian Prosecution Authority

My first case summary for Columbia University’s Global Freedom Of Expression Project relates to the Borgarting Court of Appeals’ June 22 2015 verdict in the case against the Norwegian salafi-jihadist ‘Ubaydullah Arslan Maroof Hussain on charges of violations of Norwegian anti-terror laws, threats against court witnesses and two Norwegian journalists, as well as violations of Norwegian […]

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Columbia Global Freedom Of Expression Project

I am very proud to be part of the global team of legal researchers who write regular updates for the outstanding data base on case law relating to freedom of expression that the Columbia Global Freedom Of Expression Project at Columbia University in New York headed by Dr Agnes Callamard has turned into. In this capacity, I will in coming months […]

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Dagbladet

I have contributed to a co-authored op-ed on the necessary and all too often neglected critical distinction between hatred of Muslims pure and simple and critiques of Islam published by the Norwegian liberal tabloid Dagbladet on March 1 2016. The online comments fields below are – as per usual standards in the time in which we happen […]

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