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COMMENT: Proscribing National Action – considering the impact of banning the British far-right group – PQ Blog 

22 Sep 17

This was a short comment piece I was asked to write for the PQ Blog (PQ being short for Political Quarterly).


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SUBMISSION: Written Evidence – Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement 

22 Sep 17

The Select Committee on Citizenship & Civic Engagement recently put out a call for evidence relating to a series of questions/issues it was keen to investigate.


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COMMENT: National Action – what I discovered about the ideology of Britain’s violent neo-Nazi youth movement – The Conversation 

22 Sep 17

This was a short comment piece I wrote for the always interesting The Conversation following the arrest of serving British Army members that were alleged to be members of the proscribed neo-Nazi group, National Action.


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COMMENT: Müslümanlar’ın Entegrasyonunda “Çözülmesi Gerekenler” – Perspektif 

22 Sep 17

Here’s a link to my most recent contribution to the German-published, Turkish language periodical, Perspektif.


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CHAPTER: Islamophobia – Routledge Handbook on Christian-Muslim Relations 

21 Sep 17

This recently published collection – edited by my colleague here at Birmingham, David Thomas – duly includes a chapter by me, somewhat simplistically titled “Islamophobia”.


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COMMENT: Müslümanlar’ın Entegrasyonunda ‘Çözülmesi Gerekenler’ – Perspektif 

15 Sep 17

As you may be aware, I now write regularly for the German-based Turkish language periodical Perspektif.


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COMMENT: Channel 4’s The State: disturbing and accurate reminder of idealism gone wrong – The Conversation 

15 Sep 17

Here’s a piece I recently wrote for the always informed The Conversation in response to criticisms directed at BAFTA award-winner Peter Kosminsky’s Channel 4 drama series, The State.


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ARTICLE: Brexit, Birmingham and Belonging: Anxieties About ‘Home’ Among Secondary Migrant Somali Families – Sociological Review Blog 

15 Sep 17

Here’s a link to a piece recently published by the Sociological Review that was co-written with my long-term friend and collaborator Özlem Young.


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ARTICLE: Political Approaches to Tackling Islamophobia: An ‘Insider/Outsider’ Analysis of the British Coalition Government’s Approach between 2010–15 – Social Sciences 

15 Sep 17

You can download my new article “Political Approaches to Tackling Islamophobia: An ‘Insider/Outsider’ Analysis of the British Coalition Government’s Approach between 2010–15” by clicking here.


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COMMENT: London Nach Dem Terror, Regierung und Muslime müssen miteinander reden – IslamIQ 

15 Sep 17

Following on from writing for the Turkish-language German-based periodical Perspektif, I now have my articles republished – and translated into German – for IslamIQ.


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COMMENT: Birleşik Krallık: Konuşulması Gereken “Zorlu” Konular – Perspektif 

15 Sep 17

Here’s my second piece I’ve written for the Turkish-language German-based periodical, Perspektif.


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COMMENT: Britain must address the pervasive ‘white noise’ against Muslims – The Conversation 

15 Sep 17

Here’s a piece I wrote for the always excellent The Conversation.


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COMMENT: Why Theresa May Is Wrong To Suggest That Islamophobia Is A Form Of Extremism – Huffington Post 

15 Sep 17

You can read a comment piece I wrote a while ago about why Theresa May was wrong to refer to Islamophobia as a form of extremism by clicking here.


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BRIEFING: Towards a Working Definition of Islamophobia 

6 Jul 17

Following on from the publication of the report by the Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life – titled, “The Missing Muslims – Unlocking British Muslim Potential for the Benefit of All” – I have pulled together a briefing paper …


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RADIO: Appearance on BBC Radio Kent’s James Whale Show Discussing Islamophobia & British Values, 27th May 2017 

29 May 17

Tagged: anti-Semitism, BBC, BBC Radio Kent, Britain, British values, discrimination, Europe, extremism, hate, homophobia, Islam, Islamophobia, James Whale, Jeremy Corbyn, Manchester, Muslims, politics, racism, Saudi Arabia, society, terror attacks, …


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RADIO: Appearance on BBC Radio Scotland Discussing Extremism in the Aftermath of Manchester Terror Attacks, 27th May 2017 

28 May 17

Tagged: BBC, BBC Radio Scotland, extremism, Good Morning Scotland, Islam, Islamophobia, Manchester, Middle East, Muslims, politics, Prevent, Preventing Violent Extremism, society, terror, terrorism, Tom Clonan…


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RADIO: Appearance on BBC Radio Kent Discussing Islamophobia in the Aftermath of Manchester Terror Attacks, 25th May 2017 

27 May 17

Tagged: BBC, BBC Radio Kent, extremism, Islam, Islamophobia, Julia George, Manchester, Muslims, Prevent, Preventing Violent Extremism, radicalisation, security, terror, terrorism…


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ARTICLE: İslamofobinin Kolay Hedefleri – Perspektif 

19 May 17

I’ve recently had my first article published that was translated into Turkish.


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COMMENT: Does the European ruling on religious clothing suggest a move towards a more Islamophobic stance? – Birmingham Perspective 

25 Apr 17

This was a piece I wrote a few weeks ago but for some reason ‘disappeared’ off the website ! Anyway, it’s back now and ready for sharing.


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JOURNAL ARTICLE: Proscribing National Action: Considering the Impact of Banning the British Far-Right Group – Political Quarterly 

24 Apr 17

I’ve recently had a new journal article published in Political Quarterly.


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Comment: Birmingham Isn’t The ‘Hotbed’ Of Islamist Extremism It Was Claimed To Be – El Estudiante 

22 Apr 17

To mark the one month anniversary of the Westminster attacks, I reflect on some of the claims made about Birmingham not least that it’s the ‘jihadi capital’.


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JOURNAL ARTICLE: Controversy: Is Prevent Harming Universities? – Political Insight 

22 Apr 17

Click here to link to my recently published journal article in Political Insight.


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IN THE NEWS: Westminster Attacks – International Coverage 

28 Mar 17

Following on from last week’s attacks in Westminster, just thought that I would share some links to the international coverage my research and/or thoughts attracted in the aftermath: France 2 Terrorisme : quelles sont les mesures prises par les …


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THINK-PIECE: Shared Values for Birmingham – Social Inclusion Summit, July 2012 

27 Mar 17

Given the events of the past week and the less than positive spotlight that has been thrown on Birmingham, it has made me re-think and re-visit some of the things that I and colleagues have been writing about the city over the past few years (hence …


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Comment: Being United Is The Best Defence Against All Who Seek to Divide Us – Huffington Post 

26 Mar 17

Following on from the tragic events in Westminster on Wednesday, I pulled together some of my thoughts for a blog article in the Huffington Post.


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RESEARCH: We Live Together & Can Stay Together – 2011 Report 

26 Mar 17

Following on from recent events and the scrutiny placed on Birmingham and its Muslim communities, I thought it might be worthwhile re-sharing the findings from some research I undertook in the city in the aftermath of the riots in 2011.


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Video: Birmingham’s Muslims: Communities in Context – University of Birmingham 

20 Feb 17

Here’s a video of my opening talk from the Birmingham’s Muslims conference hosted at the University of Birmingham on 21st October last year.


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Comment: فوز ترامب يعني ازدياد الإسلاموفوبيا – Huffington Post Arabi 

20 Feb 17

Here is a piece that was translated into Arabic that the Huffington Post Arabi republished.


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Comment: On Being A Working Class Academic: A Personal Reflection – Huffington Post 

20 Feb 17

The following article appeared in the Huffington Post on 27th January 2017; the original can be found here.


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Comment: Five Considerations When Refuting The Critics Of Islamophobia – Huffington Post 

20 Feb 17

Been a bit slow at uploading articles of late but here’s the first of a few that I’ve authored over the past few weeks.


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Evidence: Towards a Working Definition of Islamophobia – Briefing Paper 

16 Jan 17

Following the presentation of oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee in December 2016, I have drawn together a short briefing paper on the need to establish a widely accepted working definition on Islamophobia that I have duly submitted.


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EVIDENCE: Home Affairs Select Committee on Hate Crime & its Violent Consequences 

14 Dec 16

Yesterday I was invited to give evidence at a hearing of the Home Affairs Select Committee as part of its ongoing inquiry into hate crime and its violent consequences.


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Comment: As Trump Becomes President-Elect, Islamophobic Hate Crimes Surge Across America – El Estudiante 

16 Nov 16

Here’s a short comment piece I wrote for the newly created El Estudiante website about the sharp rise in Islamophobic hate crimes that has been evident across the US since Trump’s success was announced just over a week ago.


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COMMENT: Birmingham’s Muslims, A City Of Challenges And Opportunities – Huffington Post 

27 Oct 16

This is a comment piece I wrote to coincide with the conference “Birmingham’s Muslims: past, present and futures, challenges and opportunities” that was held at the University of Birmingham last Friday, 21st October 2016.


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Comment: Radicalisation on campus: why counter-terror duties for universities will not work – LSE Religion and the Public Sphere 

27 Oct 16

Another comment piece I forgot to add when I wrote it a while ago that was published on the LSE’s ‘Religion in the Pubic Sphere’ website – click here to view.


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Comment: By Banning The Burkini, The French Are Blaming Muslims – Huffington Post 

26 Oct 16

Here’s an article I wrote a few months ago that I forgot to add to the website.


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Journal Article: Resistir a la invasión musulmana – Afkar (Ideas) 

14 Jul 16

“Resistir a la invasión musulmana” is my latest article, published today in the Spanish journal Afkar (Ideas).


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Open Letter: The Case for Membership of the EU – The Times 

22 Jun 16

On the eve of tomorrow’s vote about whether to remain or exit from the EU, I was one of a number of British Social Policy academics who put their name to an open letter making the case for EU membership.


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News: Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life – School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham 

26 Apr 16

Pasted is some news coverage about my involvement with the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life from the University of Birmingham website.


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Oral Evidence: Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life – 23rd April 2016 

23 Apr 16

This is a recording of the oral evidence I gave earlier today at the public hearing of the Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life when it visited Birmingham.


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Evidence: Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life – 22nd April 2016 

22 Apr 16

With the Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life visiting Birmingham today and tomorrow, I’m making available the three pieces of written evidence that I submitted to it.


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Radio: Countering the Narratives of Islamophobia, BBC Radio Kent 

19 Apr 16

Tagged: BBC, BBC Radio Kent, bigotry, discrimination, hatred, immigration, Islam, Islamophobia, Julia George, migration, Muslims, narrative, politics, radicalisation, religion, society, terrorism…


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RADIO: Birmingham Responds to the Brussels Terror Attacks, BBC Radio WM 

24 Mar 16

Tagged: Belgium, Birmingham, Birmingham Central Mosque, Brussels, extremism, Islam, Islamism, Islamophobia, Muslims, politics, radicalisation, society, terror, terrorism…


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TELEVISION: Birmingham Responds to the Brussels Terror Attacks, BBC1 Midlands Today 

24 Mar 16

(Please accept my apologies for the quality of the recording) Tagged: BBC, BBC West Midlands, BBC1, Belgium, Birmingham, Birmingham Central Mosque, Brussels, communities, extremism, Islam, Islamophobia, MIdlands Today, Muslims, politics, …


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NEWS: Social Policy expert warns of rise in Islamophobic attacks in the wake of Brussels terror attacks – ITV News 

23 Mar 16

Below is a very short news brief posted on ITV News’ website.


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RADIO: The Aftermath of the Brussels Terror Attacks – Talk Radio 

23 Mar 16

Tagged: Belgium, Brussels, communities, Europe, extremism, Islam, Islamophobia, jihadis, language, Muslims, radicalisation, suicide bombs, Talk Radio, terror, terrorism, The West…


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RADIO: Responding to the Brussels Attacks – Radio U 105.8FM 

23 Mar 16

Tagged: Belgium, Britain, Brussels, Europe, extremism, Islaism, Islam, Islamophobia, Muslims, Northern Ireland, politics, radicalisation, Radio U, society, terror, terrorism…


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COMMENT: Why Britain Isn’t Belgium – Huffington Post 

23 Mar 16

Short comment piece in the wake of yesterday’s attacks in Brussels.


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NEWS: Security failures surface as Europe suffers another terror attack – Toronto Star 

23 Mar 16

Below is an article published by the Toronto Star which included quotes from an interview with them in the wake of yesterday’s Brussels attacks.


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COMMENT: What rough beast slouches towards Birmingham? That’ll be Pegida – The Conversation 

4 Feb 16

Pasted below is the opening of an article I wrote for The Conversation about the forthcoming PEGIDA rally in Birmingham.


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COMMENT: The Rise of Europe’s Far-Right and the Anti-Muslim Tide 

30 Jan 16

This is a comment piece that I was approached to write for Australian Outlook, an online comment website run by the Australian Institute of International Affairs.


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COMMENT: Be More British, Speak More English, Dress Like This – Another Normal Week for British Muslim Women 

21 Jan 16

Most of you will have seen this by now but just in case you haven’t I reproduced below an article I wrote for the Huffington Post yesterday.


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JOURNAL: Britishness and Muslim-ness: differentiation, demarcation and discrimination in political discourse 

21 Jan 16

At the tail end of last year, I had a new article published in the relatively new academic journal, Identity Papers: A Journal of British and Irish Studies.


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CHAPTER: “Stop Dudley Super Mosque and Islamic Village”: overview of the findings from a pilot study 

27 Oct 15

I’ve just had a chapter included in the recently published 2015 Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion.


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Comment: Riposte – Dr Chris Allen comments on recent MET statistics indicating a 70% rise in islamophobic attacks in London 

7 Oct 15

Here’s my piece I wrote for MuslimWise, a blog linked to SOAS at the University of London.


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Comment: The Curious Incident Of The Muslim Student in the University Library Who Was Reading A Book (Which Clearly Meant He Was a Terrorist) 

7 Oct 15

My comment piece in the Huffington Post from last week, enjoy.


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OPINION: “Islamophobic Hate Crime up 70% in London, Some Thoughts” – Huffington Post 

8 Sep 15

Following the news that Islamophobic hate crime has increased by 70% in London over the past year, I wrote a short article for the Huffington Post that raises a number of timely considerations.


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Radio: BBC Radio WM – Radicalisation following the killing of Junaid Hussain 28 August 2015 

7 Sep 15

This is a recording of my participation in a feature on radicalisation from Richard Wilford’s Breakfast Show on BBC Radio WM on Friday 28th August 2015.


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Oral Evidence: Radicalisation, the impact of counter-terrorism & counter-extremism measures on universities, & the challenge of protecting academic freedom of speech – All Party Parliamentary University Group 

9 Aug 15

As noted previously, I was invited to present oral evidence to the All Party Parliamentary University Group (APPUG) in June this year.


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Comment: Thinking Through Cameron’s Five-Year Counter-Extremism Strategy, HUffington Post 

8 Aug 15

Here’s a piece I wrote for the Huffington Post a few weeks ago that I forgot to post here.