PODCAST: Santiago Slabodsky – Are Muslims the new Jews?

[June 2019] Professor Santiago Slabodsky joins Arzu Merali to discuss this phrase often used in activism.


Professor Slabodsky discusses the meanings and relevance of the phrase, “The Muslims are the new Jews”. Does this have meaning? Is it accurate?

Slabodsky argues that shared histories of co-racialisation mean that the ways of seeing both Muslims and Jews in the modern Western psyche should worry us all.

Keywords: Muslims, Jews, Islamophobia, anti-semitism, decoloniality, genocide, Holocaust, genocide prevention

Santiago Slabodsky in conversation with Arzu Merali