How the war on terror is becoming incorporated into mainstream politics. Well before Donald Trump was elected and Geert Wilders threatened to close all the mosques in the Netherlands, Muslims have been disproportionately affected by reactionary politicians' lack of commitment to universal human rights. The annual Human Rights Watch World Report draws particular attention to this issue: an... Continue Reading
Fernande Pool is a researcher on Islam and secularism in South Asia. She focuses on Islamic reformism, religious and secular ethics, and related human rights issues. She received a PhD and MSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics (LSE). Her PhD research focused on the relationship between Indian secularism and Islamic reformism. She also holds a BA in Cultural Studies and a BA in Spanish from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Pool has previously worked with the FaithXchange Research Network, and she currently freelances for the ThreeFaithsForum. She is also an assistant editor for the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network (NSRN) blog.