Posts Tagged: Islamophobia

One JAN Trust employee’s experience of Islamophobic hate speech

One of our employees was subject to anti-Islamic rhetoric whilst carrying out off-site research outside Westfield shopping centre in Stratford in March. Her story illustrates how normalised and ubiquitous anti-Islamic sentiment is and how much work still needs to be done to tackle Islamophobia in this country. Earlier this year, I was working on an …

Justice, the veil and a fair trial

The President of the UK Supreme court, Baroness Hale, has suggested that women giving evidence in court should not be able to hide their faces behind religious veils. However, does this position actually contribute to fairer trials or just deter women who choose to wear the veil from appearing in court at all? Embed from Getty Images During a …

New generation, same old hatred?

Recent figures have revealed that within and around educational facilities such as colleges and schools, hate crime has risen by 62% in the last year. There have even been reports of primary children as young as six committing racially and religiously motivated hate crimes. As the current political climate continues to infect our young people with bigotry and hatred, …

The Media STILL fails to report on far-right terrorism adequately

The language the mainstream media have used to frame the actions, arrest and trial of terrorist Darren Osborne has not gone far enough to adequately represent the severity of the danger of far-right terrorism. Until the media linguistically frames far-right extremism with the same conviction they are able to with Islamic extremism, society will be …

Implicit Bias: The insidious nature of discrimination

66% of the British population, who have taken the Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT), were found to have an underlying preference towards white people. What is implicit bias and how can it be combatted? For the most part, people do not like to think that they judge or stereotype other social groups based on signifiers …

Donald Trump retweets British far-right anti-Muslim videos – ‘abhorrent and a threat to our society’

On Wednesday the 29th of November, the President of the United States Donald Trump retweeted a series of anti-Muslim videos, posted by the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First, Jayda Fransen. Frasen is currently facing charges for causing religiously aggravated harassment.   Britain First is an Islamophobic group, founded in 2011, by former members of …

Covered Up or Not

Islamophobia v Inclusion You wouldn’t be wrong to think that the UK today, is unquestionably at its most hostile in decades. The political climate is not ‘strong and stable’, with Brexit looming and poverty increasing, anger and scapegoating are rife. The turbulent nature of today’s society, along with more recent terrorist atrocities, has added to the …

JAN Trust speaks out on hijab questioning

JAN Trust speaks out on hijab questioning

7/7 survivor Sajda Mughal has spoken out on BBC News about the ‘discriminatory’ plans for Ofsted to question young girls who wear the hijab. Campaigners, including JAN Trust’s CEO Sajda Mughal OBE, have condemned the Ofsted decision to ask girls in primary schools why they wear the headscarf. Read more here.

My Week Dressed As A Caricature Of A Muslim

The most off the mark show of the year goes to… When we at JAN Trust saw the advert for, My Week as a Muslim, our first thought was wait, there’s a show with a woman in brownface and fitted with prosthetics to become a Pakistani Muslim woman? OK, well this we have to see. Katie …