The aim of Islam and Muslims in the Pacific blog is to shed light on the subject of Islam and Muslims in the islands of the Pacific Ocean as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
Islam in the Pacific Islands has a very short history, but the number of Muslims is growing fast. Since there is a lack of knowledge and material on this subject, I would like, in the framework of this blog, to complete this gap.
Nowadays, Islam and Muslims in the Pacific are experiencing very significant processes which will shape the face of Islam and Muslims in this part of the world. These processes include: the rise of radical Islamist movements, conversion to Islam, the activity of Muslim Da’wah and Arab and Muslim charitable organizations, etc.
Thus, this blog will monitor these and other processes by way of bringing preliminary sources in Arabic, English, French and other languages; articles on the subject, written by me; and news from around the Pacific, which will be updated regularly, concerning interesting issues that are happening now among Muslims in the Pacific.
The administrator and writer of this blog is Dr. Moshe Terdiman, who has been learning about the subject of Islam in the Pacific. He is the Founder and Director of Green Compass Research, an organization dealing with environmental issues in the Arab and Muslim Issues. He is also expert in Islam. He is also the founder and director of the Think Tank for the Research of Islam and Muslims in Africa and a research fellow in the Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies, University of Haifa. Dr. Terdiman is available for consulting work for private, institutional and governmental entities on these issues.