Tagged with Jihad

NEWS: Islam on the catwalk

In spite of the current global recession, designers in Malaysia are keen to try and exploit the previously ‘untapped’ area of Islamic fashion. Designers including Tom Abang Saufi, Abdul Kareem Said Khadaied and Nuraini Mohammed Ariffin aim to inspire both Muslim and non-Muslim women with their clothing ranges. Although, Tom Abang Saufi believes that ‘many … 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

NEWS: An Interview with Muhammad

Ehsan Jami’s An Interview with Muhammad is the latest in a series of controversial works about Islam made in Netherlands. A co-founder of the Central Committee for Ex-Muslims, the Iranian-Dutch politician has already sparked controversy by showing the film to journalists in the parliamentary press centre in Hague. While many Muslims and Dutch politicians have … Continue reading