Islamophobia

Defining extremism: What does 2019 hold for British Muslims?

Institutionalised Islamophobia has contributed to hate crimes, discrimination and the exclusion of Muslims from political spaces* Where to start or finish a year’s overview of Islamophobia in the UK? We can focus on the comments of various public figures, not least former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who was exonerated of any wrongdoing for his

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Bodyguard? Islamophobia by any other name smells just as rank

Arzu Merali says that despite getting the nation well and truly hooked the BBC series The Bodyguard played into virtually every Islamophobic stereotype. It’s Monday evening and I am still annoyed, and frankly alarmed. I am still thinking about the finale of the BBC Drama series Bodyguard that aired in the UK last

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VIDEO: Why The Ofsted Chief Must Resign

In the wake of controversial comments from the OFSTED chief, Amanda Spielman, claiming Muslim primary school girls were sexualised by wearing the hijab and supporting a hijab ban, Arzu Merali talks about why Spielman must resign.   Related: Why I think Amanda Spielman should resign her Ofsted post

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VIDEO: Challenging the Police State

The panel on tackling the police state from the 2018 Bandung of the North conference with Fred Hampton Jr., Arzu Merali, Amal Bentousi, Safa Chebbi, Andre-Yanne Parent, Nordine Saidi, Ibrahim Bechrouri, Redouane Ikil and Said Bouamama.   This panel (mainly in French) includes a presentation from IHRC’s Arzu Merali (in English).  

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