Birmingham Isn’t The ‘Hotbed’ Of Islamist Extremism It Was Claimed To Be, El Estudiante, 21 April 2017.
Does the European ruling on religious clothing suggest a move towards a more Islamophobic stance? Birmingham Perspective, 10 April 2017.
Being United Is The Best Defence Against All Who Seek to Divide Us, Huffington Post, 24 March 2017
فوز ترامب يعني ازدياد الإسلاموفوبيا Huffington Post Arabi, 28 January 2017
On Being A Working Class Academic: A Personal Reflection, Huffington Post, 27 January 2017
Five Considerations When Refuting The Critics Of Islamophobia, Huffington Post, 25 January 2017
As Trump Becomes President-Elect, Islamophobic Hate Crimes Surge Across America, El Estudiante, 16 November 2016.
Birmingham’s Muslims: A City Of Challenges And Opportunities, Huffington Post, 20 October 2016.
Radicalisation on campus: why counter-terror duties for universities will not work, LSE Religion and the Public Sphere, 5 October 2016.
By Banning The Burkini, The French Are Blaming Muslims, Huffington Post, 16 August 2016.
Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life, University of Birmingham, 26 April 2016.
Why Britain Isn’t Belgium, Huffington Post, 23 March 2016.
What rough beast slouches towards Birmingham? That’ll be Pegida, The Conversation, 3 February 2016.
Choose Hope Over Hate: Why PEGIDA Isn’t Welcome in Birmingham, Huffington Post, 3 February 2016.
The Rise of Europe’s Far-Right and the Anti-Islam Tide, Huffington Post, 1 February 2016.
The Rise of Europe’s Far-Right and the Anti-Islam Tide, Australian Outlook – Australian Institute of International Affairs, 29 January 2016.
Be More British, Speak More English, Dress Like This – Another Normal Week for British Muslim Women, Huffington Post, 20 January 2016.
Islamophobic Hate Crime: Why Is It All About Terror and Extremism Rather Than Hate Crime Per Se? Huffington Post, 14 October 2015.
RIPOSTE: Dr Chris Allen comments on recent MET statistics indicating a 70% rise in islamophobic attacks in London, MuslimWise, 1 October 2015.
The Curious Incident Of The Muslim Student in the University Library Who Was Reading A Book (Which Clearly Meant He Was a Terrorist), Huffington Post, 25 September 2015.
Islamophobic Hate Crime up 70% in London, Some Thoughts Huffington Post, 8 September 2015.
Reflections on Cameron’s 5 year strategy for tackling Islamist extremism College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, 23 July 2015.
Thinking Through Cameron’s Five-Year Counter-Extremism Strategy Huffington Post, 22 July 2015.
An Ideological Struggle Between ‘Us’ And ‘Them’ JUST West Yorkshire, 9 July 2015.
University of Birmingham Expert on 7/7 Bombings ITV Central News, 7 July 2015.
Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the 7/7 Bombings College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, 7 July 2015.
7/7’s Legacy on Multiculturalism and Muslims Huffington Post, 7 July 2015.
APPG Universities: a comment, College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, 29 June 2015.
Radicalisation on campus: why new counter-terror duties for universities will not work, Huffington Post, 25 June 2015.
Radicalisation on campus: why new counter-terror duties for universities will not work, The Conversation, 24 June 2015.
Afzal Amin and the long, sad tale of the Dudley ‘super mosque’, The Conversation, 24 March 2015.
We Asked an Expert How Islamists Could Actually Take Over the UK, Vice Magazine, 14 January 2015.
Australia tweeted #illridewithyou – and showed great solidarity in a moment of crisis, The Conversation, 15 December 2014.
Britain First: More than the mere sum of the parts left over by the BNP and EDL, LSE British Politics & Policy Blog, 21 November 2014
Britain First: the party taking far-right politics to new lows, The Conversation, 13 November 2014.
The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif, New Statesman, 4 November 2014.
The poppy hijab is just Islamophobia with a floral motif, The Conversation, 3 November 2014.
Why I Quit the Government’s Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, Huffington Post, 30 October 2014.
Humiliated party leaders still can’t deal with the UKIP threat, The Conversation, 11 October 2014.
The far right is changing but its anti-Islam message remains, The Conversation, 22 September 2014.
A Personal Reflection on Islamophobia, No Hate: European Day of Action Against Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance, 21 September 2014.
Shadow of extremism scandal lingers as Birmingham goes back to school, The Conversation, 1 September 2014.
Operation Trojan Horse: how a hoax problematised Muslims and Islam, Discover Society, 1 July 2014.
Coverage of Britons fighting in the Middle East has moved on from Islamophobia of the past, The Conversation, 30 June 2014.
Dark legacy of Birmingham’s ‘Trojan Horse’ episode, Birmingham Brief, 12 June 2014.
Birmingham has most to lose from Gove-May extremism row, The Conversation, 5 June 2014.
Halal Hysteria: It’s About Muslims, Not Animal Welfare, Huffington Post, 12 May 2014
Operation Trojan Horse: examining the ‘Islamic takeover’ of Birmingham schools, The Conversation, 18 April 2014
Operation Trojan Horse: examining the ‘Islamic takeover’ of Birmingham schools, Birmingham Brief, 17 April 2014
The Conservatives, Christianity and ‘Doing God’ at Easter, Huffington Post, 15 April 2014
Operation Trojan Horse, ‘Making the Blood Boil’ and a Modern Day British Success, Huffington Post, 14 April 2014
Giving a Voice to the Invisible Muslim Women Victims of Islamophobia, Public Spirit, 12 February 2014
Winterval Is Coming: Busting the Myths About Banning Christmas, Huffington Post, 19 December 2013
‘I Don’t Think They Understand Just How It All Feels’ – Understanding Experiences of Anti-Muslim Hate on British Muslim Women, Huffington Post, 20 November 2013
The Hyperreal Resurrection of the New Messiah, Tommy Robinson, Huffington Post, 30 October 2013
Acknowledging Birmingham’s Multicultural Music Heritage, Scholarship of Blackness: Black History Month, 14 October 2013
From Miley Cyrus to Banning Veils: The Problem Men Have With Women and Their Bodies, Huffington Post, 18 September 2013
A London Politico’s View of Birmingham, its New Library and the Source of Milk, Huffington Post, 3 September 2013
It’s Time the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia Found Its Teeth, Huffington Post, 15 July 2013
Terror in Tipton: Explaining the Uneasy Relationship the Midlands Has With Mosques, Huffington Post, 13 July 2013
Arson, Attack and Accusation: The Need for Balance And Realism When Considering Islamophobia, Huffington Post, 11 June 2013
Why the ‘Daily Telegraph’ And ‘Daily Mail’ Are Wrong About Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime, Huffington Post, 3 June 2013
Love Thy Neighbour, Great British Community, 29 November 2012
The Real Rethinking Required, Soundings: MCB Policy Matters, 18 June 2011
The worrying rise of attacks fuelled by hatred, Daily Telegraph, 12 February 2010