Briefing: Manifestations of Intolerance Against Muslims: Public Spaces, Political Narratives & Media in the UK – 10th Anniversary of OSCE’s Cordoba Conference & Declaration, Vienna Austria

In preparation of my presentation at tomorrow’s conference in Vienna, Austria marking the 10th Anniversary of the OSCE’s Cordoba Conference and Declaration, I drew together a short briefing paper which expands on the main themes and ideas that I will be putting forward. Reflective and drawing on many of the issues that I have explored… Read More Briefing: Manifestations of Intolerance Against Muslims: Public Spaces, Political Narratives & Media in the UK – 10th Anniversary of OSCE’s Cordoba Conference & Declaration, Vienna Austria

Comment: Five Considerations When Refuting The Critics Of Islamophobia – Huffington Post

Been a bit slow at uploading articles of late but here’s the first of a few that I’ve authored over the past few weeks. Published in the Huffington Post, the piece is a follow-on from the oral evidence I gave to the Home Affairs Committee at a session on the impacts of Islamophobic hate crime. The… Read More Comment: Five Considerations When Refuting The Critics Of Islamophobia – Huffington Post

Evidence: Towards a Working Definition of Islamophobia – Briefing Paper

Following the presentation of oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee in December 2016, I have drawn together a short briefing paper on the need to establish a widely accepted working definition on Islamophobia that I have duly submitted. The briefing paper can be downloaded in full by clicking here. This is not the first… Read More Evidence: Towards a Working Definition of Islamophobia – Briefing Paper

News: Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life – School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham

Pasted is some news coverage about my involvement with the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life from the University of Birmingham website. The original piece can viewed here. The Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life in Birmingham Chris Allen recently spent two days with the Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life… Read More News: Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life – School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham

OPINION: “Islamophobic Hate Crime up 70% in London, Some Thoughts” – Huffington Post

Following the news that Islamophobic hate crime has increased by 70% in London over the past year, I wrote a short article for the Huffington Post that raises a number of timely considerations. To read the article in full, click here. Islamophobic Hate Crime up 70% in London, Some Thoughts Statistics released by the Metropolitan… Read More OPINION: “Islamophobic Hate Crime up 70% in London, Some Thoughts” – Huffington Post

Article: “‘A catastrophic lack of inquisitiveness’: a critical study of the impact and narrative of the Project Champion surveillance project in Birmingham”

Just received news that my article – co-written with my good friend and colleague Arshad Isakjee – on the Project Champion surveillance project in Birmingham has (finally) been published in the journal of Ethnicities. Given that the journal isn’t ‘open access’ (see my comments on this issue previously), unless you have an institutional subscription you… Read More Article: “‘A catastrophic lack of inquisitiveness’: a critical study of the impact and narrative of the Project Champion surveillance project in Birmingham”

Informing Government about Islamophobia & Anti-Muslim Hate

Following on from my recent submission to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Islamophobia, I thought that I’d make available in one place all of the various submissions I’ve made to government over the past two years – both to the APPG but so too the Cross-Government Working Group on Anti-Muslim Hate also. As… Read More Informing Government about Islamophobia & Anti-Muslim Hate