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Islamic Militant Activism in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany

"Islands in a Sea of Disbelief"

Authors: de Koning, Martijn, Becker, Carmen, Roex, Ineke

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  • Treats Islamic militant activism as a particular mode of resistance which, following Foucault, the authors term "counter-conduct." 
    Analyzes the nature of the daʿwa activism and, in particular, how it develops in a continuous interaction between the networks, the media and the government. 
    Based upon analyses of texts, video-statements, interviews and ethnography. 

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Based on ethnographic research in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany, this book presents a novel approach to studying Muslim militant activism. While much existing research focuses on the process of radicalization, these authors introduce a different set of questions that investigate specific modes of activism, and their engagement with dominant discourses and practices in media and state policies. Drawing on social movement theory and Foucault’s work on counter-conduct, this research explores how daʿwa networks came about, and how activists developed themselves in interaction with state and media practices. This perspective highlights a form of activism and resistance in which activists turn against policies and debates centring on Muslims and Islam, while attempting to create and protect an alternative space for themselves in which they can experience Islam according to their own perception of it.

The study will contribute to debates about resistance, social movements and militant activism among Muslims in Europe.


About the authors

Martijn de Koning is Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Carmen Becker is Postdoctoral Researcher at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.

Ineke Roex is Head of the Research Department of NTA Consultancy, and previously Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Conducting Research on Militant Activist Da˓wa in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany

    Pages 1-51

    de Koning, Martijn (et al.)

  • Iconic Resistance: Germany

    Pages 53-111

    de Koning, Martijn (et al.)

  • “Making the Unbelievers Angry”: Sharia4Belgium

    Pages 113-203

    de Koning, Martijn (et al.)

  • ‘The War Has Begun’: The Dutch Networks

    Pages 205-281

    de Koning, Martijn (et al.)

  • The Production of ‘Radicals’: ‘Steadfast Warriors’ in the Netherlands

    Pages 283-317

    de Koning, Martijn (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Islamic Militant Activism in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany
Book Subtitle
"Islands in a Sea of Disbelief"
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42207-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42207-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42206-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 361
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