Posts Tagged: Islamophobia

COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

Sensationalist media contribute to creating social tensions during the pandemic   COVID-19 has brought to light the major inequalities that exist within our society, in particular the disproportionate effect on BAME communities. The media and government have been responsible for creating scapegoats out of minorities in the rise of cases through baseless allegations. The UK …

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

Most people have heard of hate crimes, but what actually is a hate crime and how can we prevent them? This year, National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 runs from the 10th to 17th of October. Whilst it is important to combat hate crime every day, this week seeks to draw special to attention to …

How do we stop marginalised communities being seen as the ‘other’?

How do we overcome divisions and perpetuated marginalisation? Marginalised communities (including, but not restricted to, BAMER communities) are often seen as the ‘other’. Individuals are seen as fundamentally separate from the mainstream or majority of society. Reasons for this vary, depending on the person involved. Some may find it emotionally difficult to think of themselves …

Gender Differences in Radicalisation

In 2014 when ISIS declared its caliphate thousands of women around the world migrated to join debunking the myth that woman did not participate in violent extremism. In fact figures show that with the proclamation of the Caliphate, the number of female departees from EU member states increased significantly for example in Germany the percentage …

Sajda Mughal on Channel Five

Sajda Mughal on Channel Five

JAN Trust CEO, Sajda Mughal OBE, featured in a Channel Five documentary on 21st October 2019 that focused on the rise of racially and religiously aggravated hate crimes. In the documentary Sajda speaks candidly about her experiences of Islamophobia and the effects of this abuse. As well as, the implications of derogatory headlines in the …

Reacting to rising online harms – what should be done?

Hate crimes happening online and being broadcast on social media is an increasing phenomenon, showing a dark side to the internet that should not be left to grow unchecked.  The internet and social media have been great resources in our society, allowing for connection and innovation on a new scale. However, our increasingly online world …