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Anjem Choudary and the challenges posed by him leaving prison, Medium, 12 December 2018.

Anjem Choudary’nin Tahliyesi ve İngiliz Medyasının Tavrı, Perspektif, 1 December 2018.

Why UK’s working definition of Islamophobia as a ‘type of racism’ is a historic step, The Conversation, 27 November 2018.

Sadiq Khan’ın Dini Neden Bu Kadar Sorun Yapılıyor? Perspektif, 1 November 2018.

Proscribing National Action: has it been effective? OpenDemocracy, 19 October 2018.

Katie Hopkins: ‘Celebrity’ Extremist of the Radical Right? Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right 13 October 2018.

Why are hate crimes at record levels in the UK? British Society of Criminology Blog, 12 October 2018.

Defending Free Speech: A New Front for Resisting Islamification, Europe Now, 2 October 2018.

A Summer of Islamophobia: considering the lessons learned, Medium, 15 September 2018.

İngiliz Siyasetinde İslamofobi Normalleşiyor Mu? Perspektif, 1 September 2018.

It Was Always Islamophobia, Never A ‘Gaffe’: How Attention Is Now Being Deflected Away From Johnson, Medium, 9 August 2018.

Boris Johnson’s Comments Were Insulting, Cowardly And Extremely Clever, HuffPost, 9 August 2018.

Why the mainstream media should stop giving extreme views a platform, The Conversation, 3 August 2018.

“Hipster Fascists”: The Normalization Of The Radical Right Isn’t Just Happening In America, Rantt Media, 30 July 2018.

Trump’s claim that Europe is ‘losing its culture’ is racism – and it must be challenged, The Conversation, 13 July 2018.

Despite Being Told To Fear The ‘Other’, Ordinary Brits Still Trust Each Other, HuffPost, 13 July 2018.

Birleşik Krallık’ta Muhafazakâr Parti İçinde İslamofobi İddiaları, HuffPost, 1 July 2018.

Islamophobia in the Conservative Party: why is the Government’s Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group still silent? Medium, 13 June 2018.

Reflections on Britain’s ‘Punish a Muslim Day’, Medium, 13 June 2018.

Islamophobia In The Conservative Party: Why Is The Government’s Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group Still Silent? HuffPost, 13 June 2018.

Sajid Javid’s plan to declassify MI5 information on terror ‘suspects’ sounds like trouble, The Conversation, 5 June 2018.

Birleşik Krallık’ta Aşırı Sağın Yeni Kalesi: İfade Özgürlüğü, Perspektif, 1 June 2018.

İngiltere’de “Bir Müslüman’ı Cezalandır Günü”ne Dair, Perspektif, 1 May 2018.

I Know It’s Over: Morrissey, Racism and Xenophobia, Medium, 21 April 2018.

Criticality Not Commemoration: The BBC’s Bewildering Decision To Air The ‘Rivers Of Blood’ Speech, HuffPost, 13 April 2018.

The Un-intended Consequences of the Bizarre Incentives Catalysing the Referral of Mental Health Patients as Radicalisation Threats, The Power to Persuade, 13 April 2018.

İngiltere’de Çokkültürlülük Öldü Mü? Perspektif, 1 April 2018.

If we are to address segregation, we need to go beyond blaming and scapegoating communities (with Özlem Ögtem-Young), IRIS Blog, 13 March 2018.

Hortlayan Aşırı Sağ: Ana Akım Siyasetten Sokak Protestolarına, Perspektif, 1 March 2018.

What possible evidence does Ofsted chief have to suggest religious extremists are ‘perverting’ education? The Conversation, 5 February 2018.

İslamofobiye Kucak Açan Aşırı Sağcı Bir Grup: “Önce Britanya”, Perspektif, 1 February 2018.

Başörtülü Öğrencilere İkinci Truva Atı Operasyonu, Perspektif, 1 January 2018.


‘Doing God’ according to David Cameron: evangelism and Christian Britain, LSE British Politics & Policy Blog, 13 December 2017.

Who are Britain’s Far-Right Islamophobes Boosted by Trump’s Retweets?, EA Worldview, 4 December 2017.

İslam’ın Medyadaki Temsili: “My Week As A Muslim”, Perspektif, 1 December 2017.

What is Britain First – the far-right group retweeted by Donald Trump?, The Conversation, 1 December 2017.

Birleşik Krallık’ta İslamofobinin 20 Yıllık Bilançosu, Perspektif, 1 November 2017.

Proscribing National Action: considering the impact of banning the British far-right group, Political Quarterly Blog, 13 September 2017.

National Action: what I discovered about the ideology of Britain’s violent neo-Nazi youth movement, The Conversation, 6 September 2017.

Müslümanlar’ın Entegrasyonunda “Çözülmesi Gerekenler”, Perspektif, 1 September 2017.

Channel 4’s The State: disturbing and accurate reminder of idealism gone wrong, The Conversation, 25 August 2017.

Brexit, Birmingham and Belonging: Anxieties About ‘Home’ Among Secondary Migrant Somali Families (with Özlem Ögtem Young), Sociological Review Blog, 22 august 2017.

Regierung und Muslime müssen miteinander reden, IslamIQ, 4 July 2017.

Birleşik Krallık: Konuşulması Gereken “Zorlu” Konular, Perspektif, 30 June 2017.

Britain must address the pervasive ‘white noise’ against Muslims, The Conversation, 21 June 2017.

Why Theresa May Is Wrong To Suggest That Islamophobia Is A Form Of Extremism, Huffington Post, 20 June 2017.

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

For their attackers, mosques are seen as places of “difference”, New Statesman, 7th June 2013

Why the ‘Daily Telegraph’ And ‘Daily Mail’ Are Wrong About Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime, Huffington Post, 3 June 2013


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