IS THE UK STILL RACIST, AND WHAT HAVE WE DONE ABOUT IT?

A year ago, in the immediate aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, I wrote a blog entitled ‘Is the UK racist and if so, what do we do about it?’ It was a personal blog written from a place of frustration and pain, and with the hope of building greater understanding between people with different experiences […]

The Far-Right – legitimate agitators or extremists? A UK perspective

The horrific killing of George Floyd in America sparked a series of protests around the world with one overarching message: black lives matter. In the UK, a statue in Bristol of 17th Century merchant and slave trader Edward Colston was toppled and dumped in the river, while the protests in London led to speculation that even Winston Churchill’s iconic Whitehall […]

IS THE UK RACIST AND IF SO, WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT?

George Floyd: On May 25, a 46-year old black man was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck for 526 seconds. The white police officer ignored the pleas of the black man that he was no longer able to breathe. The police officer was unmoving as his eyes closed and his life slipped […]

Should Muslims always have to say sorry after a terror attack?

In the aftermath of a suspected Islamist extremist attack in Westminster, it is now conventional for Muslims to have to stand up in front of the media to roundly condemn the actions.   Even though it will never be clear (and with all suspects now released by the police) whether Khalid Masood acted in the name of Islam […]

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