Issues

A selection of recent online articles

This section of the Islamophobia 2017 website contains links to articles about Islamophobia’s nature, causes and impact. The vast majority of the articles date from 2016 or 2017. They are grouped under five headings:

Islamophobia – 20 years on, still a challenge for us all

Islamophobia – 20 years on, still a challenge for us all

Islamophobia is the right word for a real problem

Islamophobia is the right word for a real problem

The five pillars of Islamophobia

The five pillars of Islamophobia

Are you contributing to Islamophobia?

Are you contributing to Islamophobia?

A measure of Islamophobia

A measure of Islamophobia

Islamophobia is racism

Islamophobia is racism

Racism has become an accepted part of political discourse

Racism has become an accepted part of political discourse

Britain must address the pervasive white noise against Muslims

Britain must address the pervasive white noise against Muslims

Theresa, Trump and a culture of demonization

Theresa, Trump and a culture of demonization

Are British Muslims really “a nation within a nation”?

Are British Muslims really “a nation within a nation”?

Bigoted Donald Trump supporters have hijacked debate on Islam

Bigoted Donald Trump supporters have hijacked debate on Islam

Theresa May’s Easter message – colonial nostalgia and hypocrisy

Theresa May’s Easter message – colonial nostalgia and hypocrisy

What Britain needs to fight terrorism is evidence – not ideology

What Britain needs to fight terrorism is evidence – not ideology

We will not tackle extremism by stigmatising Muslim citizens

We will not tackle extremism by stigmatising Muslim citizens

Don’t go to the doctor

Don’t go to the doctor

‘Trust your instinct’ means ‘don’t trust Muslims’

‘Trust your instinct’ means ‘don’t trust Muslims’

It’s not the religion that creates terrorists, it’s the politics

It’s not the religion that creates terrorists, it’s the politics

Will the government’s counter-extremism programme criminalise dissent?

Will the government’s counter-extremism programme criminalise dissent?

We risk alienating a generation

We risk alienating a generation

Nihilist youths turn into Islamic State terrorists

Nihilist youths turn into Islamic State terrorists

Ideology, utopia and Islam on campus

Ideology, utopia and Islam on campus

Seven facts the Home Office concealed

Seven facts the Home Office concealed

Britain refuses to accept how terrorists really work

Britain refuses to accept how terrorists really work

Religious conservatism doesn’t make a terrorist

Religious conservatism doesn’t make a terrorist

Inaccurate or misleading news stories

Inaccurate or misleading news stories

Katie Hopkins, your hate has gone too far

Katie Hopkins, your hate has gone too far

Why the British media is responsible for the rise in islamophobia

Why the British media is responsible for the rise in islamophobia

Normalized hate

Normalized hate

Yes, we have a Muslim problem

Yes, we have a Muslim problem

The propaganda genius of ‘What British Muslims really think’

The propaganda genius of ‘What British Muslims really think’

What do Muslims really think? This skewed poll certainly won’t tell us

What do Muslims really think? This skewed poll certainly won’t tell us

Anti-Muslim content on Twitter

Anti-Muslim content on Twitter

Britain must tackle its preachers of anti-Muslim hate

Britain must tackle its preachers of anti-Muslim hate

Why are Muslims in Birmingham portrayed as folk devils?

Why are Muslims in Birmingham portrayed as folk devils?

Let’s take the violence of Islamophobes more seriously

Let’s take the violence of Islamophobes more seriously

Islamophobia and the Catholic media

Islamophobia and the Catholic media

Schools should offer anti-extremist education for all, not spy on those at risk

Schools should offer anti-extremist education for all, not spy on those at risk

The language of ‘terror’ serves political ends – we owe it to our children to find real answers

The language of ‘terror’ serves political ends – we owe it to our children to find real answers

Teachers must stop terror attacks fueling extremism

Teachers must stop terror attacks fueling extremism

Safeguarding little Abdul: Prevent and Muslim schoolchildren

Safeguarding little Abdul: Prevent and Muslim schoolchildren

Prevent is not working, and it undermines trust between teachers and pupils

Prevent is not working, and it undermines trust between teachers and pupils

The Building Resilience Project

The Building Resilience Project

Preventing violent extremism through education

Preventing violent extremism through education

Four things schools can do to help tackle extremism and radicalisation

Four things schools can do to help tackle extremism and radicalisation

The ‘Trojan Horse’ affair was about power, politics and racism, not students

The ‘Trojan Horse’ affair was about power, politics and racism, not students

Michael Gove’s ‘brain flip’ poisoned schools extremism debate

Michael Gove’s ‘brain flip’ poisoned schools extremism debate

Cryptic disclosure: my first take on the Trojan Horse case

Cryptic disclosure: my first take on the Trojan Horse case

The ‘Trojan Horse’ plot? A figment of neo-Conservative imagination

The ‘Trojan Horse’ plot? A figment of neo-Conservative imagination

It’s not just hate crimes: Islamophobia is the outgrowth of a deeply racist system

It’s not just hate crimes: Islamophobia is the outgrowth of a deeply racist system

‘Let’s blow her face off’ – the experiences of Muslims who suffer hostility

‘Let’s blow her face off’ – the experiences of Muslims who suffer hostility

Understanding who commits hate crime and why they do it

Understanding who commits hate crime and why they do it

The state of hate, 2017

The state of hate, 2017

Causes and motivations of hate crime

Causes and motivations of hate crime

Who commits hate crimes

Who commits hate crimes

We fear for our lives: offline and online experiences of anti-Muslim hostility

We fear for our lives: offline and online experiences of anti-Muslim hostility

Two sides of the same coin of hate

Two sides of the same coin of hate

Anti-Muslim hate crimes increase fivefold

Anti-Muslim hate crimes increase fivefold

Hate crimes against Muslims spike after Trump win

Hate crimes against Muslims spike after Trump win

Anti-Muslim hatred grows in Europe

Anti-Muslim hatred grows in Europe

Still raising its ugly head in Australia

Still raising its ugly head in Australia