Pim Fortuyn versus Islam

Sam Cherribi

in In the House of War

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199734115
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866113 | DOI:


Pim Fortuyn versus Islam

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This chapter focuses on processes of stigmatization and mobilization, with three case studies, and the consequences of this for identity politics. The shift from an emphasis on a particular immigrant group, the Moroccan minority, to Islam as a religion and its followers came about well before 9/11 in the the Netherlands. A case study explores the causes and consequences of the conflict that erupted between imams and homosexuals in May 2001. This provided fertile territory for the development of public support for Pim Fortuyn, the Dutch populist who emerged as a successful local politician in Rotterdam in November 2001 and an even more successful national politician in spring 2002.

Keywords: stigmatization; mobilization; imams; homosexuals; Moroccan

Chapter.  9697 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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