Posts Tagged: Islamophobia

The Double Standards in Fashion: Kim Kardashian covering herself is high fashion, but Muslim women covering up is a form of repression

The Double Standards in Fashion: Kim Kardashian covering herself is high fashion, but Muslim women covering up is a form of repression

As everyone admires this year’s Met Gala ensembles, it’s important to think about the lens through which we see clothing and fashion. The Met Gala is undoubtedly one of the fashion highlights of the year: celebrities and other notable people dress up in the most amazing — most of the time, simply bizarre — outfits …

How does my hijab determine how I am perceived?

How does my hijab determine how I am perceived?

Why practising your religion should not prevent you from thriving.  Why does wearing religious garments or symbols marginalise you in society? From my experiences and observations, I found that it is not normal for people to carry visual symbols of their religion — in fact, many of these people face prejudice and discrimination. I found …

Extremism is Also a White Problem

Extremism is Also a White Problem

It seems almost impossible nowadays to go online without being inundated with alarmist news and polarising headlines. In the age of fake news, this information overload can make it hard to distinguish useful discourse form intentional misinformation. With constant news coverage often comes harmful shortcuts and ready-made conclusions, especially as it pertains to crime and …

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 …

Sajda Mughal featured in Guardian Outspoken series

Sajda Mughal featured in Guardian Outspoken series

7/7 survivor and JAN Trust CEO, Sajda Mughal OBE, has been featured in The Guardian as part of their Outspoken series to mark the newspaper’s 200th birthday. Read more here or below.   After the tube she was commuting on was blown up, Mughal’s life changed for ever. A Muslim herself, she was horrified to …

Muslim survivor of 7/7 London bombings slams government’s counter-terrorism strategy on anniversary

Muslim survivor of 7/7 London bombings slams government’s counter-terrorism strategy on anniversary

Arab News has published a piece on Sajda Mughal OBE’s interview with Metro, focusing on her serious “[dismay] at the government’s controversial Prevent strategy, which outlines the approach for countering radicalization and extremism.”. Read more here or below.   Sajda Mughal OBE called for an overhaul of the British government’s controversial counter-terrorism strategy. (@sajdamughal) British …