Posts Tagged: Muslims

Women, Islam and Support Services

During the past few weeks I have heard some shocking stories about a few women from the Muslim community who are encountering different forms of domestic, violent and sexual abuse.  When I have told those in touch with these women to encourage them to seek advice and help from non-profit organisations and also the police …

Rise in Anti-Muslim hate crime

Rise in Anti-Muslim hate crime

Whilst the Woolwich attacks were devastatingly shocking and many of us responded with huge amounts of sympathy for the victim and his family, others chose to respond to it with what was described as a tenfold increase of Islamophobic attacks on Muslims. In response to the attack, many members from the English Defence League took …

How to spot Islamophobia in the media

Alan Judd, a journalist from The Telegraph recently wrote an article entitled ‘How to spot a terrorist living in your neighbourhood’.  The article attempts to educate readers on how to identify potential extremists by being aware of their social interactions and changes in behaviour. While the article suggests that certain attributes are often portrayed by potential …