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Citizen Ali

 

Arzu Merali looks at the doublespeak relating to Muslims and citizensip in the UK.

Muslims in 21st Century Britain: Assimilation or Extermination?

Basic Islamic principles and values of both a personal and political nature are being demonised and stigmatised to such an extent that the very definition of the word ‘Islam’ is at stake. Such an ostensible loathing for ‘the Other’ must not be seen as assimilation but extermination in the same way it was seen in Nazi Europe, Rwanda and the Balkans, argues Fahad Ansari.

Gul Aslan being taken to court 1998

Freedom is my Daughter’s Name

Hijab bans, torture and imprisonment without charge in the late 1990s in Turkey.  This article was originally written in 1997, when a soft coup had removed the democratically elected government.  Whilst some form of democracy has returned to Turkey, women are still barred from university and public positions if they wear the hijab. Gul Aslan, mentioned in this article, was released in 1999 after an IHRC campaign for her release.