Category Archives: Islamic feminism

Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

Together with Olav Elgvin at Fafo (Institute For Applied Social Research) I have been commissioned to write this year’s entry on ‘Norway’ in the annual Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (vol. 7, 2016), edited by Prof Oliver Scharbrodt at the University of Chester in the UK, which is out now. In this chapter, we focus […]

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On the public voices of Muslim women

It’s not what you say that prompts it, it’s the fact that you are saying it. Mary Beard, ‘The Public Voice of Women’, London Review of Books, 2014. For Fatima Almanea (20), Norwegian librarian, Norwegian citizen. The past weeks in Norway have seen yet another round of harassment and death threats against young Norwegian females […]

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Aftenposten

In an op-ed published by the liberal-conservative Aftenposten on Saturday 29 May 2015, Norway’s most influential newspaper, Bushra Ishaq, a well-known medical professional and public intellectual in Norway reflects on my and Cora A. Døving’s short introduction to racism, ‘Hva er rasisme?’ ['What is racism?], Universitetsforlaget 2015. Available in Norwegian here: http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kronikker/Bushra-Ishaq-Vi-kan-ikke-imotega-rasismen-om-vi-ikke-kan-kalle-rasistiske-ytringer-for-rasisme-8037246.html  

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Texts and contexts in the work of Tariq Ramadan

Today we use the word only in its political sense, and how unfortunate for us. For I fear that those who see freedom solely as a political concept will never fully grasp its meaning. The political pursuit of freedom can lead to its eradication on a grand scale – or rather it opens the door […]

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