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Taking off the veil: easy. Then the death threats begin

Taking off the veil: easy. Then the death threats begin | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As young Islamists hog headlines by revelling in slaughter, a procession of other young Muslims, often women, are risking all — even their lives — to abandon the faith, writes Simon Cottee
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Article based on Simon Cottee's ESRC-funded research on ex-Muslims.

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Choosing Family or Freedom: the Trials of 'Coming Out' As a British Ex-Muslim

Choosing Family or Freedom: the Trials of 'Coming Out' As a British Ex-Muslim | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
I spoke to a number of atheists from Muslim backgrounds who are still firmly in the closet.
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Author Dr Simon Cottee conducted research on this issue with the support of a grant from the ESRC.

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After the Pakistan school attack, we need to talk about Islam

After the Pakistan school attack, we need to talk about Islam | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Pretending that Islamist extremism has nothing to do with Islam simply plays into the radicals' hands: it is time to discuss religious reform

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society published by the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Zakat - an Indonesian Story by Konstantinos Retsikas

"During 2011-2012, I came to spend a year in Java, primarily in the cities of Surabaya and Jakarta, working closely with three major zakat collection bodies. All three bodies are renowned in Indonesia for their professional approach to zakat management and their innovative approaches to collecting and disbursing zakat and sedekah. I also got involved with mustahiq and muzakki, recipients and donors, and with state actors. I was particularly interested in processes of giving and receiving, public conceptions of and attitudes towards wealth and its generation, and the financing of micro-enterprises and the deployment of credit for the benefit of the poor and the needy. I was also preoccupied with ideas of justice and notions of rights as understood and practiced within the context of what it means to be a Muslim in contemporary Indonesia. "

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Blog by Dr Konstantinos Retsikas on his ESRC-supported research on the practice of zakat.

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