BBC News: “Muslims ‘shown in positive light’ after Birmingham riots”

Following the publication of my report, ‘“We Live Together and Can Stay Together”: Muslim voices in the aftermath of the Birmingham riots’ last week, BBC News online has written a feature about it. I have reproduced the feature below although if you prefer to read the original – written by Sitala Peek – you can… Read More BBC News: “Muslims ‘shown in positive light’ after Birmingham riots”

New Report: ‘“We Live Together and Can Stay Together”: Muslim voices in the aftermath of the Birmingham riots’

I have today published a short report – aimed primarily at those working at the community level – that brings together a range of different Muslim voices from across Birmingham and the West Midlands in an attempt to better understand and explain the riots and more so, the actions and response of Muslims in the… Read More New Report: ‘“We Live Together and Can Stay Together”: Muslim voices in the aftermath of the Birmingham riots’

Ideas Lab Podcast: “9/11 Ten Years On – Where Are We Now?”

“…it’s just interesting that ten years on, a lot of the things that we were finding then continue to exist now; the way in which Islamophobia is becoming much more normal, people accept it a little bit more, they kind of justify that actually things have changed so they’re allowed to be discriminatory or prejudicial… Read More Ideas Lab Podcast: “9/11 Ten Years On – Where Are We Now?”

Le JDD Article: En Angleterre, “en tant que société, nous avons échoué” (In England, “as a society, we have failed”)

On numerous occasions last week, I was interviewed by a number of different international news and media agencies about the riots in Britain and Birmingham in particular. Having posted the article from De Pers previously (view here), I now reproduce a further article from Le JDD (Journal du Dimanche). Written in French, you can read… Read More Le JDD Article: En Angleterre, “en tant que société, nous avons échoué” (In England, “as a society, we have failed”)

Redux: Britain’s “Unloved, Unhappy and Out of Control” Youth (Time magazine, April 2008)

A few years ago, America’s Time magazine ruffled British feathers by publishing a 3,200 word article entitled, “Unhappy, Unloved and Out of Control – an epidemic of violence, crime and drunkenness has made Britain scared of its young”. Given the events of the past week, the article makes for uncomfortable reading. For this reason, I’ve… Read More Redux: Britain’s “Unloved, Unhappy and Out of Control” Youth (Time magazine, April 2008)