Longreads

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the extensive research actually needed to describe and contextualize the ever-growing amount of symbols featured on this website yields several facts and insights not necessarily at place in a piece on a certain symbol. In order to accommodate and organize such information in a clear and accessible fashion, why not process them in a series of columns of my own making? I’m walking these virtual realms longer than expected, my expectations vastly exceeded thanks to a select group of interested and supportive readers and followers.

To personalize things a bit more, other than the about section, it should prove a useful exercise to randomly drift away from my focus on symbols and to muse on concepts and ideas related to, but not limited by, the boundaries of that area. I wrote several  columns in the past in Dutch. Some of these will undoubtedly prove to be relevant for this website and its readers, so I’ll translate them to the English language, reminiscing on some of my older writings. As a resident writer/researcher for Silah Report, I frequently publish reads on their website as well with regard to weapon markings, military symbolism and Arabic engravings. I’ll republish these here as well, as a personal portfolio collection of written articles.  

You can check out all these longreads by clicking on the menu in the top right corner, then select which piece you would like to read through the longreads drop-down menu. Conversely, you may also click on one of the featured images below for each piece:

Selected articles:

turk

extremism

arab

salafism

On Muslim identity:

theo

lebensraum

rise

Written for Silah Report:

sight

sinister

balak

muqawama

cannon

hexagram

afghans