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Arzu Merali is a writer and one of the founders of IHRC. She can be contacted via Twitter @arzumerali

Non-violent extremist culture is real, and we need to tackle its effects now

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imageArzu Merali argues Muslims in the UK need a wake-up call and recognise the messages of hate surrounding them.

You Will Burn My House Down - But I will Still Dream be Here: Memories of Bosnia, Genocide and the Histories of Hate.

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srebrenica-memorial-in-bosnia-1-300x200Arzu Merali reflects on the recent memorialisation of Srebrenica and the loss of its historical context.

Stupid is as stupid does: media voyeurism of Muslims is not representation

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Arzu Merali argues that the continued pathologisation of Muslims via 'human interest' news stories, is as damaging as the continued reporting of Daesh and terrorism

It’s still racism: Letters to some leaders post-GE15

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In the wake of the shock Tory victory in the UK elections, Arzu Merali reflects on the problems of 'British' political culture in her letters to some of the winners and losers

We Made a Time Machine… out of British Muslim Election Activism

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Arzu Merali looks back on a piece she wrote in 2001 - 'My Lobby Ran Off With Kilroy, or Why Muslims Shouldn't Emulate Zionist Politics'

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