A definition of Islamophobia will save the lives of British Muslims

This week, MPs from across the political spectrum came together to discuss an issue that really matters to communities up and down the country. No, it wasn’t about Brexit. They were meeting to launch a report calling for the introduction of a definition on Islamophobia. Our call for a definition is not about curtailing free speech or causing offence. Quite the opposite – it is about being able to speak out on the nature of the challenge and how best to address it as a society. Those who argue against recognising the seriousness of this issue are too often those who have no experience of how debilitating this abuse can be.Continue Reading

Why we need Islamophobia Awareness Month

Islamophobia is not a phobia. For too long it has been explained away as ‘fear of’ or ‘prejudice towards’ Muslims, but Islamophobia is much more comprehensive than this. It is a strategy of governance to legitimize state violence through dehumanization and the othering of Muslims.Continue Reading