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The five pillars of Islamophobia

This article is based on a paper delivered at the Understanding Conflict conference at the University of Bath, 8-11 June 2015 and was first published on Open Democracy

The status of Muslims in the west is under threat. The increased prevalence of anti Muslim hate crime is only one of the more visible consequences. In ...

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The media and 'experts' in terrorism

This article was first published on Discover Society

When Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, advised staff not to use the term ‘terrorist’, he excited a ripple of (mostly) disapproving comment in the press. The BBC was ‘branded “mad” by critics‘ in the Daily Mail. But Kafala was only reaffirming a longstanding BBC policy ...

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Misinformed expert or misinformation network?

Terrorism "expert" Steve Emerson is more than a comic buffoon. His claims about no-go zones for non-Muslims in European cities are just part of a wealthy network spreading Islamophobia across the west.

On Sunday, the veteran terrorism expert Steven Emerson appeared on Fox News to discuss Europe's Muslim population and claimed that Birmingham was ...

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