From mute to menacing: why TV’s portrayal of Muslims still falls short

Oct 15th, 2020

Though representation has increased, Islam on TV is still largely centred around terrorists and oppressed women. What we need is more complexity – and fewer dangerous cliches

Pure Gym social media post sparks outrage after comparing workout to slavery during Black History Month

Oct 7th, 2020

A branch of a nationwide health club chain has sparked outrage after comparing a workout to slavery on its social media platforms.

Muslims Falsely Blamed for COVID-19 Spread as Hate Crimes Increase

Aug 7th, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, conspiracy theorists have advanced a number of falsehoods to explain the virus and what’s causing its spread, from 5G towers being responsible to claiming it was planned by Bill Gates.

Islamophobia surges amid lockdown warn civic leaders in north of England

Aug 6th, 2020

Zulfi Karim likes to claim there is no prouder Yorkshireman than him. As deputy lieutenant of West Yorkshire, he is the Queen’s representative in God’s Own County.

Tory MP slammed for blaming Muslims and BAME people for coronavirus surge

Aug 3rd, 2020

A Conservative MP has been condemned for saying the ‘vast majority’ of those breaking lockdown rules are from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, without offering any evidence.

Katie Hopkins’ Twitter account permanently suspended

Jun 22nd, 2020

Far-right British commentator and former newspaper columnist Katie Hopkins has been permanently suspended from Twitter, the social media giant has said.

Anger as right-wing UK voices suggest Ramadan virus spread

Apr 15th, 2020

Scapegoating narratives may pose additional dangers to public health, warn experts.

Police investigate UK far-right groups over anti-Muslim coronavirus claims

Apr 6th, 2020

Counter-terrorism police in the UK are investigating far-right groups accused of trying to use the coronavirus crisis to stoke anti-Muslim sentiment.

Huge increase in Muslim hate crimes in the wake of the New Zealand terror attacks, according to new report – including awful incidents in Greater Manchester

Mar 16th, 2020

Incidents of Muslim hate crime rocketed in the weeks following the New Zealand terror attacks, according to a new report.

Most of the offences were committed online, according to Tell MAMA – a group which supports victims of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate.

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