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  • launch of the inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland

    Submission to the Inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland conducted by the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group (CPG) on Tackling Islamophobia from Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC)

  • by Hal Fish
    Graduation day, Cambridge University, May 2015

    The thought of Oxbridge does not conjure an image of multiculturalism, it brings to mind a procession of Eton graduates and members of the Bullingdon boys club continuing on a production line for the entitled, white and wealthy. Oxford took on 2180 white students in 2016, while accepting just 35 black applicants.

  • by Hal Fish
    UK Visa

    The Home Office is refusing visa applications from Africans at twice the rate of applications from elsewhere in the world. Critics say this amounts to an unofficial "travel ban" on academics, businesses, church and NGO leaders, musicians, artists and performers from Middle Eastern and African countries.

  • by Richard Haley
    Countering Islamophobia Kit - Key National Messages

    A particular strength of the Counter Islamophobia Kit is that it recognises the central role of the state in building Islamophobic narratives. As Arzu Merali says: “Securitization haunts every discourse regarding Muslims.”

  • Scrap Prevent

    2018 has seen a sharp rise in the number of people in Sotland reported through the controversial 'Prevent' counter-radicalisation scheme

  • by Richard Haley
    COFIS on an anti-racism march, Glasgow, 18 March 2017

    Friends of Israel say they will be joining this year's anti-racism march in Glasgow. They robustly support Israel while claiming to be anti-racist. Who are they?

  • The SACC/IHRC annual Islamophobia Scotland conference was held at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh on 15 December 2018. This year's theme was "Islamophobia and silencing criticism of Israel"

  • Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit

    The Counter-Islamophobia Kit (CIK) contains key actionable messages to be conveyed to policy makers, national governments, professionals, civil society, the media and practitioners from across the EU. It was launched at the European Parliament in Brussels on 26 Seprember 2018.

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