Tagged with Islamist

NEWS: Big Week for Religion in Germany

Some significant stories pertaining to religion came out of Germany this week. On Friday, July 16, Bishop Maria Jepsen, the first woman worldwide ever elected – in 1992 – as a Lutheran bishop, resigned from her post in northern Germany after being accused of mishandling abuse complaints. According to the New York Times, hundreds of … Continue reading

NEWS: Homegrown Jihadists?

Recently New York Times reporter Andrea Elliot highlighted a unique immigrant community in which the jihadist movement has “found a foothold in America’s heartland.” Elliot locates a segment of the Somalian immigrant population in Minneapolis–college-aged men– that displays a growing interest in supporting and joining the Shabaab, an Islamist organization in Somalia linked to Al … Continue reading

PODCAST: Joint History Compass / Religion Compass podcast available now: Islamic Fundamentalism and Political Islam

This free podcast offers a discussion between Yoav Di-Capua, co-editor of the Middle & Near East section of History Compass, and Tamara Sonn, Editor-in-Chief of Religion Compass and History Compass author. Here they skillfully examine Tamara’s article: Islamic Fundamentalism and Political Islam This succinct and engaging podcast explores common misconceptions about political actors from the … Continue reading