Posts Tagged: Assimilation

Where does the myth of Muslim ‘no-go areas’ come from?

Where does the myth of Muslim ‘no-go areas’ come from?

Stories about areas in the UK that are a ‘no-go’ for non-Muslims often circulate online. But are these valid concerns, or a moral panic grounded in a fear of difference? One of the most bizarre and unfounded claims about the British Muslim community in recent years is a moral panic that is popular amongst politicians …

What do we mean by ‘integration’?

What do we mean by ‘integration’?

We often talk about the need for migrants to ‘integrate’ into British society — but is this is a positive ideal, or coded language for racism and xenophobia? As Brexit, debates over British immigration policy, and a number of global refugee crises have swept public discussion over the last decade or so, the term ‘integration’ …

The Rise in Islamophobia in Western Europe

The Rise in Islamophobia in Western Europe

A rise in Islamophobia was pointed out at the UN’s event on International Day of Human Fraternity and repeatedly by President Erdogan. How has this translated within Western Europe? Covid-19 seems to have pushed intolerance to the surface all over the world. A 53% jump in Islamophobic attacks in France highlights a more generalised anti-Muslim …