Articles

The One Where Hillary Supports the Dictators in Bahrain

Arzu Merali laments the continued hypocrisy of the UK and US on the Middle East and North Africa*. It’s like a surreal followup to Friends. The US government is ever loyal to its friends. Umming and ahhing over Mubarak and Ben Ali, now proffering unstinting support to the Khalifa clan in Bahrain.

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Brixton, Berkeley and Other Roads to Radicalisation

Arzu Merali and Massoud Shadjareh chart the political trajectories of so-called radicalisation and problematise the term for ‘Cultures of Resistance. Opening Shots’ There are many ‘radicalising’ moments in our lives.  The very first for one of us was joining the anti-Vietnam war movement whilst at Berkeley, for another it was watching the

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The Wrong Shoes, or Notes on Muslim Representation in Europe

Single partner contacts between European governments and minoritised communities come under the microscope from Arzu Merali Dedicated to Nick Park, Wallace & Gromit and all Muslim organisations and associations. Slightly less painful than giving birth and only slightly less stupid than getting into a cab alone in Sofia and driving to the

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Muslim Representation in Europe: the British Experience

Arzu Merali‘s presentation at the Heinrich-Böll Foundation on the 16th April 2007 on question of Muslim representation in European politics My short presentation looks at the British experience from circa 1992, from my not too biased (I hope) perspective. Whilst this presentation is colloquial in style, it is based not simply on

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Mad Woman in the Burqa’: Muslim women as exemplar feminists

Full access through academic libraries. This article challenges readers to consider Muslim women to be exemplar feminists. From: Hecate (Vol. 32, Issue 1) Publisher: Hecate Press May 2006 Preview   No letters please from British women who have taken the veil and claim it’s liberating. It is their right in a tolerant society to

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