NECE conference, Lisbon, April 26-28, 2007 Muslimische-Stimmen.de („Muslim voices“) Clémence Delmas, Berlin Presentation How it started Why Internet? Name of the website Goals Contributions, authors, categories and series Users and feedbacks Team
Idea came after the murder of Theo Van Gogh at the end of 2004. Very few Muslims participated in the debate about integration that followed in Germany.
Spaces for constructive and pluralistic discussions were urgently needed
„Muslim“ refers to people, „Islamic“ to religion.
„Muslim“ is more neutral and encompasses not
only religious but also cultural and political aspects
of Muslim presence in Germany.
The website is NOT…
Offer an information tool about German Muslims
Political statements, project descriptions, personal anecdotes, scientific articles, interviews, event announcements and proceedings, photos, videos, music, cartoons
Unknown and well-known, mostly between 20 and 40,
different professions, cultural and social backgrounds.
But increasing number of journalists, politicians and association representatives are subscribing to the newsletter
moderation and communication are in the hands of:
Clémence Delmas, 28, politologist and
Betül Yilmaz, 21, student in Islamic studies.
people will be involved in the project