Shrinking Spaces

Event Report: Political Muslims with Tahir Abbas & Sadek Hamid

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 Britain-Israel partnership driving ‘antisemitism’ allegations: 
 thoughts on a counter-strategy

The British state displaces its pro-Israel commitments onto ‘the Jewish community’, constructed as Zionist and thus vulnerable to antisemitism.   This provides a convenient shield for the state’s partnership with the Zionist colonisation project.  This agenda aggravates societal divisions – frightening Jews and dividing them from each other, while also separating them from the Left and Muslims.   

New report intensifies squeeze on Muslim CSO space

Islamic Human Rights Commission 21 January 2019 PRESS RELEASE – UK: New report intensifies squeeze on Muslim CSO space Beleaguered Muslim organisations, already squeezed by a shrinking civil society space, are the target of a new report by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Opposition urged to confront exclusion of Muslims from policy-making

Islamic Human Rights Commission 10 January 2019 PRESS RELEASE – UK: Opposition urged to address exclusion of Muslims from policy-making IHRC has written to the political opposition urging it to urgently confront the shrinking political space available for civil society organisations in the country. Prompted

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 start or finish a year’s overview of Islamophobia in the UK? We can focus on the comments of various public figures, not least