Really pleased to announce – and share – details about my new publication in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. First published in 1979, the Journal is an established and highly respected and widely acclaimed academic and scholarly publication that is known for providing accurate, reliable and objective information on Muslim minority communities worldwide and so… Read More JOURNAL: Islamophobia and the Problematization of Mosques: A Critical Exploration of Hate Crimes and the Symbolic Function of “Old” and “New” Mosques in the United Kingdom – Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
Yesterday I was invited to give evidence at a hearing of the Home Affairs Select Committee as part of its ongoing inquiry into hate crime and its violent consequences. The hearing took place at Portcullis House, Westminster, was chaired by the Rt Hon Yvette Cooper and included among its panel the Labour MP Naz Shah. As… Read More EVIDENCE: Home Affairs Select Committee on Hate Crime & its Violent Consequences
Here’s a short comment piece I wrote for the newly created El Estudiante website about the sharp rise in Islamophobic hate crimes that has been evident across the US since Trump’s success was announced just over a week ago. To view the piece in its original form, click here. As Trump Becomes President-Elect, Islamophobic Hate… Read More Comment: As Trump Becomes President-Elect, Islamophobic Hate Crimes Surge Across America – El Estudiante
Here’s my piece I wrote for MuslimWise, a blog linked to SOAS at the University of London. RIPOSTE: Dr Chris Allen comments on recent MET statistics indicating a 70% rise in islamophobic attacks in London In the past couple of weeks, much has been made of the Metropolitan Police data showing that the number of… Read More Comment: Riposte – Dr Chris Allen comments on recent MET statistics indicating a 70% rise in islamophobic attacks in London
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
My new article, “‘People hate you because of the way you dress’: understanding the invisible experiences of veiled British Muslim women victims of Islamophobia” is now available online via the journal, The International Review of Victimology. It can be read by clicking here. For those of you who want to know more, the abstract is reproduced below: Chakraborti and Zempi… Read More Journal: ‘People hate you because of the way you dress’ – understanding the experiences of British Muslim women victims of Islamophobia, International Review of Victimology
Quick link to a recording of an appearance from the weekend on BBC Radio WM’s Early Sunday Breakfast Show discussing the impact of hate crime on individuals and communities following the Islamophobically-motivated arson attack on Ulfah Arts in Birmingham last week. Click on the link below to listen.