You can download my new article “Political Approaches to Tackling Islamophobia: An ‘Insider/Outsider’ Analysis of the British Coalition Government’s Approach between 2010–15” by clicking here. As you will be aware, I try to ensure that as many of my outputs are freely available whenever possible. The good news is that Social Sciences – the journal… Read More ARTICLE: Political Approaches to Tackling Islamophobia: An ‘Insider/Outsider’ Analysis of the British Coalition Government’s Approach between 2010–15 – Social Sciences
Reproduced below is my ‘open letter’ explaining the reasons why I quit the Government’s Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group. This was originally published in the Huffington Post on 30th October 2014 and can be found by clicking here. “Shortly after the re-launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Islamophobia in November 2011, I was… Read More Article: Why I Quit the Government’s Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group – Huffington POst
A quick post to announce the publication of my new article, “Passing the Dinner Table Test Retrospective and Prospective Approaches to Tackling Islamophobia in Britain”. As it is ‘open access’, despite being published in a peer reviewed academic journal – SAGE Open – you can still download a pdf of the article for free. To do… Read More “Passing the Dinner Table Test Retrospective and Prospective Approaches to Tackling Islamophobia in Britain” (New Article)
It’s so difficult to get a grip and understand what’s been going onover the past four nights across Britain. There’s a lot of ‘white noise’ out there and trying to navigate a way through that is becoming increasingly difficult. Today’s Leader column in the Independent makes some sense to me and so I’ve reproduced some… Read More Britain’s Riots 2011: Reflections #1
The University of Birmingham today published my opinion piece on the threat posed by far-right extremism in response to last week’s atrocities in Norway. You can read the article on the University website by clicking here. There is also an online poll connected to the opinion piece. You can vote on this by clicking here.… Read More Birmingham Brief: Has the UK ignored the threat from the far-right?
“Ghost Town” by The Specials was released 30 years ago this week. In a few weeks time, it will be the 30th anniversary of the riots that punctuated the summer of 1981. In my mind, the two go hand-in-hand. Despite it being 30 years old, there is so much relevance to the song today.