“…it’s just interesting that ten years on, a lot of the things that we were finding then continue to exist now; the way in which Islamophobia is becoming much more normal, people accept it a little bit more, they kind of justify that actually things have changed so they’re allowed to be discriminatory or prejudicial towards Muslims or to be more negative towards Islam than other religions”
As part of the build up to the tenth anniversary of 9/11, I have been interviewed by the wonderful people (Lucy Vernall and Andy Tootell) at Ideas Lab for inclusion in their weekly podcast. In addition to some thoughts on 9/11 and its legacy (see above quote), I also discuss the riots, the Muslim response in Birmingham and where my research into Islamophobia is currently taking me.
The podcast is available to listen to from today and can be accessed by clicking here.
Alternatively, you can read a transcript which is available to download here download here.