Speaker’s corner: A double divorce in a divided union: what’s going on in Brexit Britain? by Farrah sheikh

By Myriam Francois|July 13, 2016|Speaker's Corner|0 comments

A double divorce in a divided union: what’s going on in Brexit Britain? by Farrah Sheikh The Referendum     British voters made the momentous decision to leave the EU in an in/out referendum held on 23 June 2015. The results were extremely close, with 52% voting to leave compared to 48% voting to remain in the EU.   The demographics are important here: almost ¾ of young people aged

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Speaker’s Corner: Rotherham – on racism and accountability, by Muhbeen Hussain

By Myriam Francois|March 1, 2016|Speaker's Corner|0 comments

Muhbeen Hussain is the Founding member and Chief Executive of the British Muslim Youth. He is a regular contributor in the media. Muhbeen writes in a personal capacity.    How did you come to hear about Rotherham? As someone that was born and has lived most of my life in Rotherham, I remember traveling across the UK and struggling to explain to people where I was from. I would sometimes add in that the

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Speaker’s Corner: Fatima Begum Rajina on “What’s in a language and dress? “, a response to the British PM

By Myriam Francois|February 2, 2016|Speaker's Corner|0 comments

What’s in a language and dress? A response to David Cameron’s comments concerning Muslim women By Fatima Begum Rajina   It’s been over a week since our PM David Cameron made the comments about Muslim women needing to learn English or else they would be deported. One of the first things I thought of and tweeted instantly was the infamous speech by Thomas Babington Macaulay in 1835 titled ‘Minute on

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RIPOSTES: Nohoudh PhD scholar Farrah Sheikh weighs in on “What’s going wrong in the public discourse on British Muslims?” Featuring Prof. Mona Siddiqui and Omar Khan

By Myriam Francois|July 29, 2015|Ripostes|0 comments

Speaker’s corner is a comment section of the MuslimWise blog which aims to provide young scholars with the space to reflect and discuss issues raised either in the media, or in the “Question Time” section of the blog. Nohoudh PhD scholar Farrah Sheikh weighs in: I welcome the opportunity to chime in with my thoughts on this important discussion. Omar Khan has already highlighted the challenges (and frustrations) for researchers

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