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Showing Geert Wilders some Muslim Hospitality

October 14th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

As an independent Muslim woman who doesn’t appreciate being told what to do, say, wear, read or write, I have a special place in my heart filled with disgust for those who embrace the bigoted ideologies of Islamophobes like Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders. But as an outspoken writer and attorney, I also have a special—and much larger—place in my heart filled with respect and adoration for human liberty.

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Jen’nan Read

Associate Professor of Sociology, Duke University

June 24th, 2010, Academia, Durham, English, Europe, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, USA, Women's Rights

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Dr. Read is a Carnegie Scholar studying the policital, social, and cultural integration of Muslims in America.

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Germany debates the political participation of Muslims

May 4th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

The virulent debate on the appointment of the first Muslim minister in Germany last week – first applauded as a sign for integration and a coup to win Muslim voters, then fiercely criticized – is symptomatic of the current debate regarding political participation of Muslims. In order to keep democratic processes legitimate in a society marked by migration, parties and civic initiatives need to reach out to engage recent newcomers.

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Riem Spielhaus

Lecturer, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Civil Society, Copenhagan, Denmark, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, Religion, Women's Rights, Youth Issues

Riem Spielhaus

Riem Spielhaus is a German researcher in the field of Islamic studies, and teaches at the South Asian department of the Institute for Asian and African studies at Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin.

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Gunther Dietz

Research Professor, Universidad Veracruzana

February 10th, 2010, Academia, English, French, German, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, North America, Religion, Spanish, Veracruz, Women's Rights

Gunther Dietz

Dr. Gunther Dietz is a specialist on issues relating to minority, indigenous, and ethnic communities. He currently serves as Research Professor at the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico.

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