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
As you may be aware, I now write regularly for the German-based Turkish language periodical Perspektif. When I do, I write about issues relating to Muslim communities or the religion of Islam in the British setting. This is a piece I recently had published titled, “Müslümanlar’ın Entegrasyonunda ‘Çözülmesi Gerekenler’” which (loosely) translates as “‘Solving’ the… Read More COMMENT: Müslümanlar’ın Entegrasyonunda ‘Çözülmesi Gerekenler’ – Perspektif
Here’s my second piece I’ve written for the Turkish-language German-based periodical, Perspektif. Loosely translated, the piece is titled “United Kingdom: “Challenging” Needs to be Discussed” which doesn’t give much away so to help, it’s some thought in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market. You can read the piece… Read More COMMENT: Birleşik Krallık: Konuşulması Gereken “Zorlu” Konular – Perspektif
“Resistir a la invasión musulmana” is my latest article, published today in the Spanish journal Afkar (Ideas). The journal is published in Spanish, French, Catalan and English more details of which are available here. At present, only a Spanish translation of the article is available online. If you’re not fluent in Spanish, then you can… Read More Journal Article: Resistir a la invasión musulmana – Afkar (Ideas)
Last week I was approached by the typically excellent Vice magazine to ask whether I might be interested in working with them on a piece that sought to bust various myths about the likelihood of Islamists “taking over” Britain. To my better judgment – or so I thought at the time – I agreed. Any fears I had were… Read More ARTICLE: We Asked an Expert How Islamists Could Actually Take Over the UK, Vice
Ever thought or identified yourself as working or middle-class (I assume nobody describing themselves as ‘upper class’ would be reading my blog !!!) ? Well according to research published in the British Sociological Association‘s journal, Sociology – and more widely by the BBC – such class distinctions are nowadays outdated. Instead of the traditional three classes… Read More Working Class…? No…I’m now a ‘New Affluent Worker’ !!!
The University of Birmingham today published my opinion piece on the threat posed by far-right extremism in response to last week’s atrocities in Norway. You can read the article on the University website by clicking here. There is also an online poll connected to the opinion piece. You can vote on this by clicking here.… Read More Birmingham Brief: Has the UK ignored the threat from the far-right?