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VIDEO: Institutional Islamophobia Conference 2014

This video is from the December 2014 Institutional Islamophobia Conference, the first of IHRC’s annual Islamophobia conferences. Arzu Merali spoke of IHRC’s 17-year-long project of documenting anti-Muslim experiences and hate crime. IHRC has never thought that victims should have to prove their oppressive experiences but IHRC has to advocate and prove to

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VIDEO: Islamophobia, Diversity and the Crisis of Democracy

This panel on Islamophobia was organised by IHRC at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in September 2014 in Geneva As anti-Muslim hatred rises in Europe and North America as well as other satellite states, this panel presents compelling theoretical and empirical work on the phenomenon. The crisis unfolding as a

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VIDEO: Libya 2011: Responsibility to Protect Whom?

The event took a critical view of the humanitarian rhetoric around the intervention in Libya. Dr. Kamila Otman and Roshan Mohammed Salih overviewed the outcome of the NATO intervention in Libya in 2011 that brought down Muammar Ghadaffi. This is uncomfortable viewing at times as it provides a strong critique of humanitarian

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VIDEO: Ramón Grosfoguel on Decolonising Postcolonial Studies

Central to this discussion was the presentation of the idea of the Cartographies of Power, 15 hierarchies of which Professor Grosfoguel articulated to those in attendance and those watching on-line. He argued that race was the organising principle through which these hierarchies operated to colonise and continue to control peoples around the

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VIDEO: What does it mean to be human?

Presented at the CES ALICE Colloqium Panel 1:4 in Coimbra in 2014. She discusses what it means to human, who controls the meaning, and how using different traditions – specifically the Islamic tradition – can show us how to move beyond the polarisation Westernised societies are facing today.   From CES: Arzu

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VIDEO: Imam Husayn a.s. & Integration

As the political narrative in the UK drives home further the idea of Muslim deviance, the speaker will try to address Muslim internalisation of racism and Islamophobia. She asks, “What lessons can we derive from Karbala about our lives in the UK today?” Watch Full Video below   Related: Read Ashura and

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Celebrating in joy and sorrow – January 1, 2014

Arzu reflects on the passing of two actors, the release of Lynn Stewart and two anniversaries from Latin America. When comedy heroes die, the world becomes a sadder place. Today James Avery – ‘Uncle Phil’ from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air passed away. A day before John Fortune of Channel 4’s

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