Islamophobia

VIDEO & AUDIO: BBC Reporting of Environment of Hate

The launch of Environment of Hate: The New Normal for Muslims in the UK was reported across the BBC.   The book deals with Islamophobia in the UK.  Here is some of their coverage. Government policy ‘negatively affects’ Muslims – BBC British Muslim convert ‘reported to authorities by college’ – BBC Arzu Merali interviewed –

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VIDEO: Islamophobia on London Buses

Some thoughts on the reports of attacks on London Buses for ‘The Report’ on Islamic Channel. From Islam Channel’s blurb: Over the weekend a second video emerged online showing the abuse of an elderly Muslim man on a London bus. Reporter Yasmin Khatun takes a look at the recent anti-Islamic hate attacks

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Memories of Bosnia, Genocide and the Histories of Hate

Arzu Merali of IHRC reflects on the recent memorialisation of Srebrenica and the loss of its historical context. People born in the late ‘80s onwards, of course, do not remember. Who expects them to? Yet, it wouldn’t be unreasonable that the message of this disaster, rather catastrophe, of ginormous proportions, would be

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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: 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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Enduring Hierarchies of Power: On Islamophobia Today

In the lead up to this year’s edition of the Islamophobia Awards, to be held this Friday, Arzu Merali offers some reflections on what the fight against Islamophobia entails today. Whether it is advocacy against imperialist, colonial wars, or activism against anti-terror laws, or studying hate crime and discrimination, the naming and

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