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: One Muslim charity explains why it works to alleviate poverty in the UK

By Myriam Francois|February 9, 2016|Speaker's Corner|0 comments

Is there really poverty in the UK? One Muslim Charity explains its decision to focus on poverty alleviation at home By Ali Khimji For many people, whenever they think of people on benefits in the UK, their minds are probably drawn to those who are lazy and unmotivated; skivers who cannot be bothered to work and prefer to drink and take drugs; scroungers who choose to live a life of leisure

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Ideas Hub: Emad Mostaque on “Daesh and the “Islamicisation” of Supremacism”

By Myriam Francois|December 1, 2015|Ideas Hub|2 comments

Emad Mostaque is the CEO of Ananas, an organisation working on using technology to eliminate extremism and build stronger communities. He is also an investment strategist focusing on geopolitics at Ecstrat. He tweets @EMostaque After the spate of recent terror attacks by Daesh, the Arabic acronym for the so-called “Islamic State”, the question of why they carry out these heinous acts and how we can stop them has resurfaced. While there are

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Idea’s Hub: Challenging Islamophobia: The video that went viral with a Message of Hate

By Myriam Francois|October 21, 2015|Ideas Hub|0 comments

  Dr Imran Awan and Dr Irene Zempi (above) Now that hate crime awareness week has gone, it’s time for deep reflection and also action in how best we tackle intolerance, bigotry, prejudice and discrimination. Crucially, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron announced that the Government will now make it a legal requirement for all UK police forces to record Islamophobia as a separate category of crime.  This means that

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