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: Channel 4’s The State: disturbing and accurate reminder of idealism gone wrong – The Conversation

Here’s a piece I recently wrote for the always informed The Conversation in response to criticisms directed at BAFTA award-winner Peter Kosminsky’s Channel 4 drama series, The State. You can read the piece in full by clicking here. The first few paragraphs are reproduced below: Channel 4’s The State: disturbing and accurate reminder of idealism… Read More COMMENT: Channel 4’s The State: disturbing and accurate reminder of idealism gone wrong – The Conversation

Comment: Birmingham Isn’t The ‘Hotbed’ Of Islamist Extremism It Was Claimed To Be – El Estudiante

To mark the one month anniversary of the Westminster attacks, I reflect on some of the claims made about Birmingham not least that it’s the ‘jihadi capital’. To read the original, click here. Birmingham Isn’t The ‘Hotbed’ Of Islamist Extremism It Was Claimed To Be It’s been a month since Khalid Masood drove his car… Read More Comment: Birmingham Isn’t The ‘Hotbed’ Of Islamist Extremism It Was Claimed To Be – El Estudiante

IN THE NEWS: Westminster Attacks – International Coverage

Following on from last week’s attacks in Westminster, just thought that I would share some links to the international coverage my research and/or thoughts attracted in the aftermath: France 2 Terrorisme : quelles sont les mesures prises par les Britanniques ces dernières années? 24 March 2017 La Stampa Caccia alla cellula di Birmingham. Raffica di… Read More IN THE NEWS: Westminster Attacks – International Coverage

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

Evidence: Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life – 22nd April 2016

With the Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life visiting Birmingham today and tomorrow, I’m making available the three pieces of written evidence that I submitted to it. The first focuses on key issues facing Muslim communities in Birmingham and can be downloaded here. The second, focuses on the impact Islamophobic attacks have on Muslim women… Read More Evidence: Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life – 22nd April 2016