Recently, ten Turkish academics who signed a petition in 2016 protesting against state violence towards the own population in South-East Turkey, have been cleared by Turkey’s Constitutional Court of charges of terrorist propaganda. What does this say about Turkey’s constitutional state?
Toen drie antropologen in 2018 kritiek uitten op het proefschrift van Mohammed Soroush over salafistische jongeren in Nederland bestempelde Gert Jan Geling hun reactie als politiek correct. Onterecht: hun betoog ging over wetenschappelijke correctheid.
Sanne Ravensbergen looks at 'penghulus,' Islamic advisors to Dutch judges in colonial Java. The Dutch fostered an image of the penghulu as an old, passive official whose only advice was to chop off a hand, but actual case files paint a subtler picture.