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

Britain's Muslims through Trevor Phillips' looking glass

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trevorphillips1Instead of asking them what they really think this poll asked Muslims to help perpetuate a prejudiced narrative that already exists against them

Love and war in Cameron’s England

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Cameron_mosque_AFPThe British premier’s policy announcement of funding to teach Muslim women English has made me want to stop speaking the language I love

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

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