The Muslim Metropolis

Author: Piro Rexhepi & Ajkuna Tafa
Date: 2nd October 2017
Duration: 17 mins 54 secs
Description: The Muslim Metropolis explores the history of Sarajevo through Melika Salihbeg Bosnawi, whose life shows Sarajevo as a centre of Islamic praxis in the Balkans of the Cold War. Her transnational political activities, from Sarajevo to Paris and Teheran, illustrate the mobilization of a decolonial Islam in socialist Yugoslavia in the larger context of the non-aligned world.

Islam as Transgression: Kekistan, the Alt-Right and Islamophobia

“Normies, out… Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” (Big Man Tyrone, 2017). With that quite bizarre war cry, my first experience of the nation known as Kekistan ended. I couldn’t believe what I had seen. A group of trolls and self-described shitposters had come together under the flag, religion and history of a completely fictional nation known as Kekistan. A little more investigation led me to the Youtuber who started the Kekistani meme: Sargon of Akkad.