Islamophobia

On Islamophobia, Britishness and the shrinking political space

Islamophobia has always needed to be understood as part of the deeper crisis of the political and social culture we live in* I have been swotting up on Jerusalem for my youngest’s A-Levels this month. I would rather abstractly debate whether the dark satanic mills of William Blake’s imagination are the factories of

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The Touch and Feel of Australian Islamophobia

Notes on Randa Abdel-Fattah’s ‘Islamophobia and Everyday Multiculturalism in Australia’ from Arzu Merali.*     There is so much to recommend Randa Abdel- Fattah’s book, it is difficult to know where to begin. I also fear that, without a forensic chapter by chapter analysis, I will do an injustice and leave important aspects

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VIDEO: Burqa Ban In Europe

Arzu Merali on Scope with Waqar Rizvi (episode 132) discussing the Burqa Ban in the Netherlands in particular and Europe in general (Indus News)   Watch Waqar Rizvi conferring with a panel of experts on recent International events in the SCOPE. Topics: 1. Brexit: Irish Border Concerns 2. Burqa Ban In Europe

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First Muslims, now the left: How the UK government has Islamised dissent

New paper from the Commission for Countering Extremism associates left-wing views with ‘violent extremism’ The document released by the UK Commission for Countering Extremism, titled “Violent extremist tactics and the ideology of the sectarian left” reads more like a textbook of sectarianism than an analysis of its ideas and methods. It is deeply alarming. Earlier this year,

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This week the British establishment proved Islamophobia is alive and well

UK police have rejected a proposed definition of Islamophobia, saying it could challenge free speech and undermine counter-terrorism efforts* It has been a week for those decrying the idea of institutional Islamophobia in Britain to inadvertently prove that it exists. First, there was Policy Exchange’s report, “On Islamophobia,” co-authored by the erstwhile

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Is the UK pushing a false narrative on Hezbollah?

Ban on Hezbollah will criminalise dissent and become part of a gamut of law and policy the state uses to silence criticism In 2006, there was a war – another onslaught by the invincible Israeli war machine. Despite a media bias so palpable that even the BBC found itself guilty in a review of

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Chapter: A multidimensional model of understanding Islamophobia

‘A multidimensional model of understanding Islamophobia’ by Saied Reza Ameli, Arzu Merali in The Routledge International Handbook of Islamophobia edited by Irene Zempi & Imran Awan Chapter 4 Buy here and from other retailers.  Get access to the chapter only here. Abstract A comparative practical analysis of the US, Canada, UK andIslamophobia

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