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'Islamophobic' Database under Scrutiny

Middle East Eye, World-Check 'terrorism' database cites 'Islamophobic' sources in Muslim profiles, 10 Dec 2018 Read More…

Islamophobia Defined

I have endorsed the Islamophobia Defined statement, which is an important step forward in defining conceptual frameworks associated with anti-Muslim sentiment. Read More…

Report on Fake News +

Patrik Hermansson, Hope Not Hate, Bots, Fake News and the Anti-Muslim Message on Social Media Read More…

'Defending Scholarship'

Michael Munnik, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK. Defending scholarship in public debates

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Trolls attack Islam

Jamie Prentis, The National, Russian trolls stoked UK hatred of Islam after terrorist attacks, 1 Nov 2018 Read More…

Identity and 'Islamophobia'

C.J. Werleman,, How do white Muslims experience Islamophobia?
Social media linkage to this interesting article/opinion piece.
"I'm white and English. I've never faced racism in my life. I became a Muslim, then people would hurl abuse as I was no longer white," tweeted Christopher John George. "I never knew how bad it felt until I was on the other side… it is DISGUSTING."
"His tweet illuminates not only how Islamophobia is a virulent form of racism, but also narrates an untold story of the Muslim experience in western societies today - the story of how white converts to Islam are now considered by some racists as traitors to their race."

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Miqdaad Versi profile

Guardian, One man’s (very polite) fight against media Islamophobia, 18 Oct 2018 "For three years, Miqdaad Versi has waged a quixotic – and always scrupulously courteous – campaign against the endless errors and distortions in news about British Muslims. But can a thousand polite complaints make a difference? By Samanth Subramanian." Excellent article.

'Islamophobic' tweet allegations

Independent, Conservative London Mayor candidate embroiled in new Sadiq Khan Islamophobia row refers to online centred row based on a tweet by candidate Shaun Bailey.

Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit

Middle East Eye, Muslims in Europe facing 'hostility in everyday life', Islamophobia study finds "European academics and policy makers came together at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday to launch what they describe as a "toolkit" to tackle Islamophobia across the continent." Toolkit link here: Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit – Prof. Ian Law, Dr Amina Easat-Daas and Prof. S. Sayyid
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