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Nus Ghani and the conspiracy of silence over Tory Party Islamophobia

The recent allegations made by MP Nusrat Ghani are yet another example of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party. Ghani, who was appointed as a Minister within the Department for Transport in January 2018, claims that she was dismissed from her role due to her Muslim faith. This accusation is the most recent in a long […]

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Let’s talk about Islamophobia

CW: Islamophobia {…and when the ignorant people speak to them, they reply peacefully} The Holy Quran (25:63).When a Muslim woman is confronted with arguments that her hijab is unsuitable for this ‘day and age’, or a Muslim man is lectured on how his beard is a bit ‘too much’ for others to feel safe around […]

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Islamophobia Awareness Month comes to an end 

CW: Islamophobia, hate crime  The Student’s Association marked its first recognition of Islamophobia Awareness month this November.  Several events were set up by EUSA in collaboration with Edinburgh University Islamic Society (ISOC) to commemorate the month.  The events included both online and in-person discussions surrounding Islamophobia – the causes, the cures, identity and allyship.  The […]

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Islamophobia Awareness Month 2021

November was the month chosen to mark Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) back in 2012 by MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) and several other organisations. Since then, it has grown and is recognised throughout the UK, and now finally by EUSA too, the first students’ association in the UK to do so. I was elected President […]

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Christmas 2020: is Boris Johnson on the naughty list?

Imagine for a moment that it’s the 24th of December 2020. Thousands are gathered in living rooms, their hearts warmed by the ambience of the tree and the prospect of the celebrations that lie ahead: the turkey, the presents and, most importantly, the time spent with their family. Now I want you to imagine the […]

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The Bodyguard’s blatant Islamophobia should not be excused

Content Warning: Islamophobia, Abuse, Terrorism. The finale of the dramatic BBC drama series The Bodyguard was a good hour of television. Richard Madden gets better and better and many were delighted with the surprisingly happy ending. The problem was, it was blatantly Islamophobic. There were the overt stereotypes. The most featured Muslim character in a […]

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Edinburgh University is not exempt from Islamophobia

“Yesterday, one of my lecturers suggested we hold a minute of silence for those who died in the Paris attacks and announced that anyone who is uncomfortable with this may exit the lecture theatre now. I noticed the heads of many students in the room turn as they looked at my hijab-wearing friends and I […]

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Demanding apologies risks alienating Muslims

Kay Burley of Sky News has recently attracted controversy over an interview with a representative from Cage UK, an activist group that aims to help victims of the ‘War on Terror,’ after she dismissed some of his comments; her line of questioning eventually resulted in Cerie Bullivant abruptly leaving the interview. Burley’s line of questioning, […]