Despite numbering in the few thousands, the followers of this branch of Islam have been branded a major security threat by the Algerian state. Now, they are facing both a crackdown and a propaganda war. By Jacob Lindelöw Berntson In … Continue reading The Ahmadis of Algeria: the government’s most convenient security threat?
By Jacob Lindelöw Berntson The Islamic Movement in Israel is little known to the wider world compared to other regional Islamist groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas or Hezbollah. However, they have despite all odds managed to be highly … Continue reading Israel’s Islamists: The Islamic Movement in Israel and their road to prohibition
By Jacob Lindelöw Berntson Over recent years, there has been much debate about the position of Muslim women in the West. In the context of organisations such as ISIS justifying its actions with Islam, the familiar debate of the role … Continue reading Book review: ‘Do Muslim Women Need Saving?’ by Lila Abu Lughod