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

  • Martijn de KoningEmail author
  • Carmen Becker
  • Ineke Roex
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Abstract

In this chapter we discuss one event, the so-called Battle of Hondius and one person, Abu Muhammed, to analyse how new modes of care of the self, new subjectivities, were created (and in the end collapsed) in and through the interaction with media and the Dutch state. We show that the activists viewed themselves as being in the midst of a hostile world supposedly engaged in a war against Islam. Both local and global political contexts but also the incarceration of their friends triggered a reflection among people to such an extent that it produced a sense of something needs to be done. And a better alternative was available for them in their vision of Islam which for some came true in Syria.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Leibniz University HannoverHannoverGermany
  3. 3.NTA ConsultancyAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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