Dear all,

As you may have noticed, there has been a reduction in the number of posts on my blog. Despite interesting events concerning Muslims in the West, the reason is because I am drowning in paperwork. I have also organised some events – which now, of course, I have to attend. The first one is a panel at the Deutscher Orientalistentag, entitled Muslims and Globalisation: Lives, Dreams and Experiences.

However, the most important is a symposium that I have organized with Springer to celebrate the first volume of my journal, Contemporary Islam; Dynamics of Muslim Life.

If you wish to have more information, you can find it here:


Beyond the Stereotypes:Dynamics of Muslim Life in the Globalized World

Meanwhile, while trying to reach Freiburg im Breisgau (and believe me, it’s a bit of an adventure), I will write a post about cyberterrorism since I have been contacted by a journalist about the case of Mohammed Atif Siddique. The enigma of the Sphinx this time is, ‘can the Internet alone transform a young Scots student into a “wannabe suicide bomber?”


2 thoughts on “Burnout

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  1. I have trouble balancing work, uni and still having time for some sort of social life (think I might be failing a bit in this category) never mind trying to organise symposiums. The new term must be adding a whole load of extra hours too and add to that fresher’s bumbling round asking everyone daft questions, how you’ve even had time to breathe I don’t know.

    Well, I’m still mentally chewing over the past few posts anyway, it’s one of these things where I have to go and research it a bit myself before developing an opinion one way or the other.

    Good luck with the several hundred things you’re trying to do at the moment, maybe I should bring round a small tanker of coffee to keep you going.

  2. It’s time I reduce the number of posts to focus on my projects as well! Sometimes I get a great idea and just can’t go on without blogging about it.

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