On Islamophobia, Britishness and the shrinking political space

Islamophobia has always needed to be understood as part of the deeper crisis of the political and social culture we live in,...

First Muslims, now the left: How the UK government has Islamised...

Arzu Merali writing for Middle East Eye, argues that the tropes used to demonise Muslims have now been extended to encompass the...

This week the British establishment proved Islamophobia is alive and well

UK police have rejected a proposed definition of Islamophobia, saying it could challenge free speech and undermine counter-terrorism efforts

Is the UK pushing a false narrative on Hezbollah?

Arzu Merali argues that the UK's ban on Hizbullah is the result in part of a capitulation to right wing thuggery and minority Zionist voices.In 2006, there was a war - another onslaught by the invincible...

Zakzaky is not Thomas Becket; Buhari be warned

The leader of the Islamic Movement is not the troublesome priest to be gotten rid of by insinuation

We need Courage not Deference when it comes to Muslim representation

In our desire to appease and please, we also erase our own selves, our histories, our stories, scrapping between us instead for recognition from those who will never give it, and who do not deserve our legitimisation. 

Defining extremism: What does 2019 hold for British Muslims?

Institutionalised Islamophobia has contributed to hate crimes, discrimination and the exclusion of Muslims from political spaces, argues Arzu Merali  Where to...

The day the police were consistent: It really was one rule...

Anna Soubury’s experiences at the hands of the far-right is the lived and normalised experience of the minoritised, says Arzu Merali.Year...

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