Following on from the publication of the report by the Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life – titled, “The Missing Muslims – Unlocking British Muslim Potential for the Benefit of All” – I have pulled together a briefing paper that responds specifically to recommendation number 9 (page 13) and the need for Government to… Read More BRIEFING: Towards a Working Definition of Islamophobia
Following on from the tragic events in Westminster on Wednesday, I pulled together some of my thoughts for a blog article in the Huffington Post. The original piece can be viewed here. Below the article is reproduced. Being United Is The Best Defence Against All Who Seek to Divide Us “Terrorists have a clear aim… Read More Comment: Being United Is The Best Defence Against All Who Seek to Divide Us – Huffington Post
Short comment piece in the wake of yesterday’s attacks in Brussels. You can read the original piece here. Why Britain Isn’t Belgium I woke to a text message yesterday that ominously read: Brussels. I knew it wasn’t a good sign. Logging onto the internet, news was breaking about a series of explosions at Brussels’ Zavantem… Read More COMMENT: Why Britain Isn’t Belgium – Huffington Post
At the tail end of last year, I had a new article published in the relatively new academic journal, Identity Papers: A Journal of British and Irish Studies. Titled, Britishness and Muslim-ness: differentiation, demarcation and discrimination in political discourse, it is free to download for everyone by clicking here. To whet your appetite – if necessary –… Read More JOURNAL: Britishness and Muslim-ness: differentiation, demarcation and discrimination in political discourse
Here’s a piece I wrote for JUST West Yorkshire’s newsletter last week (apologies for the delay in getting it posted on here. To read the original piece, click here – to read the newsletter, click here. An Ideological Struggle Between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ The tenth anniversary of 7/7 rightly drew our attention to the sheer horror of… Read More Comment: An Ideological Struggle Between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ – JUST West Yorkshire
Following on from the “Britishness in the 21st Century” conference at Keele University last month, I have finally uploaded my presentation slides on Issuu. My paper was called “Living, dead, zombie, re-animator? British multiculturalism since July 2005” and the slides can be viewed here. For those interested, I will be looking to publish the paper… Read More Paper: “Living, dead, zombie, re-animator? British multiculturalism since July 2005”
As the English Defence League and British National Party tragically seek to exploit the hideous murder of Lee Rigby last week by congregating in many different locations across the country today, I am proud to have been one of the 33,000-plus people to have signed a Hope Not Hate organised open letter that was published in… Read More Proud to be British, Proud to be One of the Many…!