Interviews

VIDEO: Only Canadian discussed on The Chronicles

Arzu discusses her research and book on Canadian experiences of Islamophobia with former UK MP Derek Conway.  Salman Sayyid also contributes to the discussion.   Buy the book Only Canadian: The Experience of Hate Moderated Differential Citizenship for Muslims here[external link].  Find our more here.

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VIDEO: Are the Uyghur Muslims Being Persecuted in China?

Some observations for ‘Analysis’ on Islam Channel back in 2013. From Islam Channel’s blurb. Almost three quarters of all people arrested in China for “endangering state security” last year came from the western Xinjiang Province, according to report from an American Dui Hua Foundation. The province, which boarders Afghanistan a number of

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VIDEO: Life and Struggle after Woolwich and Boston

Mark Gonzales and I were interviewed for IHRC by Assed Baig.  The discussion took place after the Woolwich and Boston acts of political violence in the UK and USA, and our conversation looked at ways for Muslims to survive the onslaught of negativity they face in the wake of such events.  

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AUDIO: Interview with Robert Rustem, Arzu Merali and Sandew Hira

Interview with Robert Rustem, Arzu Merali and Sandew Hira This interview was carried out by Olivia Guiot, Carla Paiva and Pedro Sousa Almeida, junior researchers at CES.  FInd the original page here. Sandew Hira is an economist and the director of International Institute for sale terrific research in the Netherlands. He has

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VIDEO: The Importance of Al-Quds Day

[note added 22 December 2023] I took part in this odd but useful interview on Al-Quds Day for Press TV back in 2011.  The Al-Quds Day protest – attending it, supporting it, and defending it – has been an important part of my life. Broadcast Date: 25 Aug. 2011 Text adapted from

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VIDEO: Breivik – Media and authorities aid Islamophobia

From Press TV. The actions of Anders Breivik in Norway have sent shockwaves across Europe, particularly here in the UK. Breivik claimed to have held links with far right groups in England, and shared their opposition to Islam. But fresh research into attitudes amongst Muslims indicates that they feel the authorities have

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‘Rise’ in Muslim discrimination

Dominic Casciani of the BBC interviewed Arzu Merali about the findings published in the first two reports of the British Muslims’ Expectations of the government project. Researchers say they have found a sharp rise in discrimination against Muslims in the UK. A report, backed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, recorded increased levels

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