My latest piece in the Huffington Post can be read in full by clicking here. 7/7’s Legacy on Multiculturalism and Muslims The tenth anniversary of the 7/7 London terror attacks will rightly focus on the sheer horror of the day’s unfolding events and tragic loss of life. One cannot forget the shocking images of carnage… Read More Comment: 7/7’s Legacy on Multiculturalism and Muslims – Huffington Post
“A Critical Analysis of Britain’s Living, Dead and Zombie Multiculturalism: From 7/7 to the London 2012 Olympic Games” is my latest open access publication in the journal, Social Sciences. Published just a few days before Christmas, I thought I’d hold it back until now so it didn’t get lost. To read the article – in full and… Read More PUBLICATION: A Critical Analysis of Britain’s Living, Dead and Zombie Multiculturalism – From 7/7 to the London 2012 Olympic Games
To celebrate 2014’s European Day of Action Against Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance, I wrote this reflective piece that was published on the No Hate website, available here. I’ve also copied the piece below: A Personal Reflection on Islamophobia It is almost 15 years since I first began researching the phenomenon of Islamophobia. At the time, I… Read More Article: A Personal Reflection on Islamophobia – European Day of Action Against Islamophobia & Religious Intolerance
Back at the end of 2012, along with my colleague and long-term collaborator Arshad Isakjee, we did some research around the impact of the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film that sparked protests around the world. Given the inherent lack of speed and urgency evident within academic publishing processes, the findings from that piece of research have… Read More Article: “Controversy, Islam and politics: an exploration of the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ affair through the eyes of British Muslim elites” in Ethnic & Racial Studies
This post reproduces a short think-piece co-written with my friend and colleague Arshad Isakjee. We were asked to write it following discussions about the establishment of a set of ‘shared values’ with some of those leading the ‘People’ strand of Birmingham City Council’s Social Inclusion Process. As part of this, we submitted it to the… Read More In pursuit of shared values: a worthy endeavour or waste of time?
Last night I was invited to speak about Islamophobia at a meeting of the Birmingham Skeptics in the Pub. You can find out more about Birmingham Skeptics by clicking here but in essence, the group aim to put on events of a broadly skeptical or scientific theme that will interest as many people as possible.… Read More Review: Islamophobia – Questions and challenges for a liberal society and for a Skeptics in the Pub