Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Preventing Prevent (opinion piece)

opinion piece: Iqra Choudhry, The Overtake, Preventing Prevent

"What does Islamophobia feel like? We dressed visibly as Muslims for a month to find out."

Irene Zempi & Imran Awan, The Conversation, What does Islamophobia feel like? We dressed visibly as Muslims for a month to find out "In 2015, Imran grew a beard, wore the jubba (male Islamic dress) and Islamic cap in public places in Birmingham, while in 2014 I wore the full veil – including jilbab (long dress), hijab (headscarf) and niqab (face veil) – in public places in Leicester. Our goal was to examine how our perceived identity as Muslims made us vulnerable to Islamophobic victimisation. The level of hatred and vitriol we experienced was startling." Some significant ethical issues would be raised in research of this nature. It's an interesting article, however.

Burial issues

Evening Standard, Coroner criticised over Jewish and Muslim burials "A senior coroner faces calls to resign over claims she caused "immense anguish and trauma" in her handling of burial requests from Muslim and Jewish families." Also on BBC London News last night.

Islamophobia Resource

Islamophobia Resource - Experiences

Monday, 15 January 2018

Schools urged to help tackle Islamophobia

Bethan Lewis, BBC News, Schools urged to help tackle Islamophobia "Young Muslims in Wales say they have been frequently stared at in public, called "terrorists" at school and been told by strangers to take off headscarves."