CHAPTER: “Stop Dudley Super Mosque and Islamic Village”: overview of the findings from a pilot study

I’ve just had a chapter included in the recently published 2015 Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Themed around “Religion and Internet”, my chapter once again focuses on the ongoing furore surrounding the proposed Dudley mosque. Titled ‘”Stop Dudley Super Mosque and Islamic Village”: overview of the findings from a pilot study’, the publishers have made… Read More CHAPTER: “Stop Dudley Super Mosque and Islamic Village”: overview of the findings from a pilot study

Article: Britain First – More than the mere sum of the parts left over by the BNP & EDL, LSE British Politics & Policy Blog

Last week I was invited to contribute a piece on Britain First to the LSE’s excellent ‘British Politics and Policy’ blog. To read the article in full, click here. To whet your appetite, the first few paragraphs are reproduced below. Britain First – More than the mere sum of the parts left over by the… Read More Article: Britain First – More than the mere sum of the parts left over by the BNP & EDL, LSE British Politics & Policy Blog

BBC Radio WM Interview: Chatting about Muslims & integration in BIrmingham

Last Saturday (5th April 2014) I was invited to speak to Iain Lee about Muslims and integration in Birmingham for his BBC Radio WM show. Whilst the interview in itself wasn’t necessarily anything great, it did become something a little more bizarre than normal in that I did the interview from Sweden, was asked how many Muslim… Read More BBC Radio WM Interview: Chatting about Muslims & integration in BIrmingham

Huffington Post: A London Politico’s View of Birmingham, its New Library and the Source of Milk

Whilst this was published last week, I’ve been a bit slack posting it here. Focusing on the fact that I’ve now lived in the West Midlands longer than I did London, I felt that I needed to mark the occasion with a blog post. Anyway, here’s the article reproduced below…of course if you’d prefer, you… Read More Huffington Post: A London Politico’s View of Birmingham, its New Library and the Source of Milk

Tipton Mosque Bomb: Huffington Post & BBC Radio WM responses

Following the nail bomb explosion at the Kanz-ul-Iman Muslim Welfare Association Central Jamia Mosque in Tipton last Friday I’m including a couple of links some of you might find interesting. The first is from BBC Radio WM where I was live in the studio while members of the general public called in to discuss the… Read More Tipton Mosque Bomb: Huffington Post & BBC Radio WM responses