Cultural identity and belonging in muslims

As long as the current intelligence regime remains, Maher cannot go back to Syria. For the first time, inpeople were able to discuss different identities. So when a teenage girl from New Jersey happened to obtain superpowers, it was only fitting that she would take up the name of her idol.

Islam in Albania

Khaled was even more despondent: Khansa said she did not participate in the protests, and when we asked her if she was surprised that they became violent, she said: The Sikhs are largely concentrated in the modern-day state of Punjab forming To be an Arab is not bound to race or religion — as I stated above, many Christians, as well as Jews, identify as Arabs.

He was put in jail in because of his participation in the online debates: The uprising denied them of their dignity and of their land, imposed politics on them, and handed them a burden they never asked to carry.

There was a golden moment…when people momentarily surpassed those sensitivities. In addition to people who oppose the regime, there are many displaced who would have preferred life to continue as it was, but are now unable to return.

Some of the diasporic Syrians interviewed for this report, like Loubna, Moustapha, Maher, and Zaki, say they will continue the discussion about how to reform Syria—but from a distance.

A “Nation in Pieces”: Views from Syrians in Exile

Well, that depends mostly on where they live. A similar fate could befall Syria where warlordism, crony capitalism, and the exclusion of civic advocacy groups continues to be the normal state of affairs. He appreciates that in Lebanon he can find spaces of cross-sectarian interaction, the same kind of interaction he had experienced when he was part of the blog.

Interviewees were selected in order to capture views that are both pro- and anti-uprising, as well as those that are more neutral; to represent disparate religious and socioeconomic backgrounds; and to include both rural and urban perspectives from different regions of the country.

She was wistful about her life back Syria, which stood in stark contrast to her current difficult existence in Lebanon: Political Economy and International Relations, eds. I was very happy. Let me know by clicking that Contact button at the top!

Khansa Abdelhamid Alhamoud, interview with the authors.

While researching for interesting blog ideas I somehow landed on http: Does that mean that everyone in the Arab World speaks the same religion and worships the same god? Instead, I decided to compile a short list of common questions that I often hear about the Arab world and culture.

Islam in Albania Approximate distribution of religions in Albania during early s, based on the Ottoman census and the —18 Austro-Hungarian census.A “Coming Out” of Identities. In exile, some Syrian communities have engaged in debate, discussion, and experimentation, continuing the conversation about identity and belonging that began during the uprising.

The Muslims of Yugoslavia Nedzib Sacirbey. As the civil war and political unrest continue in Yugoslavia, the following article will be helpful in putting the current events into proper perspective. JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Albania first came into contact with Islam in the 9th century when Muslim Arabs raided the eastern Adriatic.

Islam was first introduced to Albania in the 15th century after the Ottoman conquest of the area. During the 17th and 18th century Albanians in large numbers converted to Islam, often to escape higher taxes levied on Christian subjects. As Muslims. Publisher of academic books and electronic media publishing for general interest and in a wide variety of fields.

Sydney Queer Muslims is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing social support, education and resources to individuals and families in NSW.

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