Islamophobia has always needed to be understood as part of the deeper crisis of the political and social culture we live in, argues Arzu Merali. I have been swotting up on Jerusalem for my youngest’s A-Levels this month. I would rather abstractly debate whether the
Faisal Bodi, from the Islamic Human Rights Commission, says a recent attack on his organisation by The Times newspaper is symptomatic of an Establishment that seeks to drive dissenting Muslim voices out of the public space. It’s somewhat perverse that The Times should draw on George
In reference to The Times reporting and leading comment regarding IHRC on 10 October 2019, IHRC stated: It matters little that e.g. the charity that gives its money to IHRC is in fact the charitable arm of IHRC registered under the direction and full supervision
The second tranche of reports from CCE landed this morning. Like its previous set of documents these articles show only that the CCE’s mission to delegitimise political debate that opposes the incumbent government’s domestic and foreign policies. Aside from attacks on Muslim civil society (almost
The blog is back, and what a way to start. Dear Friends, Peace! Just a quick reminder about tonight’s event at the IHRC Bookshop and Gallery. We are delighted to have Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Waithera Sebatindira and Lola Olufemi, to discuss their book A FLY Girl’s Guide
Faisal Bodi sets HJS’ latest conspiracist claims in context. The inveterate Islamophobes in the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) are at it again. Having savaged almost the entire gamut of Muslim civil society organisations, the pseudo think-thank whose leaders have called Muslims in Europe a “demographic
Watch Sadek Hamid and Tahir Abbas talk about their book Political Muslims: Understanding Youth Resistance in a Global Context with Ahmed Uddin, on Thursday 25 April. The discussion began around the relationship with Britain and its former colonies throughout the Muslim world and the history
The report’s publication was timely as just weeks earlier IHRC published a briefing analysing how the label “extremism” was being used to elbow Muslim organisations out of policymaking.