The sixth annual IHRC/SACC Islamophobia Conference took place on 14 December 2019 with concurrent events in London and Glasgow. This year's conferences focussed on the relationship between Islamophobia and the widely-noted shrinkage of civil society space.
22 December 2019by SACC
13 September 2019by SACC
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)
03 September 2019by Hal Fish
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.
01 September 2019by Abddurrahman Ezz
Abdurrahman Ezz describes how police at Edinburgh airport questioned him under draconian "Schedule 7" anti-terrorism powers and then pinned him to the floor of a disabled toilet, leaving him with injuries that are still impacting his day to day life.
17 July 2019by Hal Fish
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.
25 June 2019by Richard Haley
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.”
15 April 2019by SACC
2018 has seen a sharp rise in the number of people in Sotland reported through the controversial 'Prevent' counter-radicalisation scheme
06 February 2019by Richard Haley
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?
10 January 2019by SACC
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"