Posts Tagged: Islamophobia

Are social media giants truly not taking a stance?

Are social media giants truly not taking a stance?

For the past couple of years, social media, their encryption laws, and illicit and defamatory content have been a subject of conversation. With Facebook’s very close scrutiny to scandals surrounding Telegram and its role in the 6th of January coup, this blog will assess how, by allowing certain content on their platforms, social media giants …

Islamophobia: a gendered crisis

Islamophobia: a gendered crisis

Muslim women are disproportionately targeted by Islamophobic sentiment and hate. We must dismantle the false stereotypes of the female Muslim identity in order to tackle this gendered crisis. Muslim women face discrimination and prejudice at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and religion. Islamophobia is experienced and targeted at both men and women, however, it …

Narratives blaming minorities for spreading Covid-19 are not new — instead, they reflect a wider pattern of scapegoating

Narratives blaming minorities for spreading Covid-19 are not new — instead, they reflect a wider pattern of scapegoating

Blaming marginalised communities for society’s problems deflects attention away from where it is needed. The Covid-19 pandemic has birthed a dangerous cocktail of anxiety, conspiracy theories, and racism. The UK witnessed a sharp rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in the pandemic’s initial stages, in direct response to narratives describing Covid-19 as the “Chinese virus”. Fake …

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 …

The UK has recently called for action on the Chinese government after tightening its regulations on Uighur-picked cotton: are we witnessing a genocide?

The UK has recently called for action on the Chinese government after tightening its regulations on Uighur-picked cotton: are we witnessing a genocide?

Accounts of torture and sexual violence in ‘re-education camps’ have multiplied, showing an effort to erase the Uighur ethnic minority. The UK, US and Australia have called for action following restrictions on Uighur picked cotton by the UK. Uighur persecution The Uighurs, a Sunni Muslim ethnic minority (one of 55 officially recognised by the government) …

What’s happening to the Uyghur Muslims?

What’s happening to the Uyghur Muslims?

The Uyghur Muslims are a minority ethnic group native to Central and East Asia, and are considered by China as one of their 55 officially recognised ethnic minorities, making up a population of roughly 11 million in Western China. In recent times, there has been increasing coverage and notice concerning the treatment of Uyghurs in …

Countering far-right extremism: Are we witnessing a major shift in the Government’s response?

Countering far-right extremism: Are we witnessing a major shift in the Government’s response?

Radical change in countering far-right extremism will only be achieved when right-wing politicians take responsibility for their actions.  Prior to the turn of the century, the fight against terrorism in the UK was concerned with domestic affairs, specifically related to the actions of the Irish Republican Army.   The introduction of the Terrorism Act 2000 marked …