Racism Is A Public Health Crisis. As A Doctor, I’ve Seen It For Myself

November 1st, 2020|

Amid the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK and the disproportionate mortality rate amongst BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) people during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s never been more important to talk about what racism looks like in Britain. Whether it’s the disproportionate impact of austerity [...]

Teaching material calling for end of capitalism banned from schools as ministers brand it ‘extreme’ | The Independent

November 1st, 2020|

Schools have been banned from using teaching material that calls for the end of capitalism because it is an “extreme political stance”, sparking criticism. New guidance puts groups wanting to replace the economic system on a par with those endorsing racism, antisemitism and violence, or the overthrow of democracy. Even material [...]

Boy who was referred to Prevent over misinformed ‘terror concerns’ wins case against Met Police | Asian Image

November 1st, 2020|

An aspiring doctor who was referred to Prevent over “misinformed” claims that he was “obsessed” with killing David Cameron must have his personal data deleted by the Metropolitan Police, the High Court has ruled. The boy – known only as II – was 11 when a tutor raised concerns in [...]

Countering Violent Extremism in the Trump Era | Brennan Center for Justice

November 1st, 2020|

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs have a long and troubled history, from before and including the Obama White House. These programs unfairly target Muslim and minority communities as inherently susceptible to terrorism. They conflate community services and intelligence gathering, often under false pretenses, undermining trust between law enforcement and communities. [...]

Exclusive: Muslim Medics Taunted About Bacon And Alcohol – By Their Own NHS Colleagues | HuffPost UK

November 1st, 2020|

Muslim NHS workers have told HuffPost UK how Islamophobia is rife in the organisation, with their own colleagues making disgraceful comments and denying them opportunities to progress or even socialise. We teamed up with the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) for a flagship, in-depth survey of more than 100 Muslim health workers – one of the most [...]

What back to school means for PREVENT

September 12th, 2020|

Children are heading back to school this week. As a parent, my deepest respect goes out to those who have juggled home-schooling their children over the past months with other responsibilities. Prior to the pandemic, the association between education and a brick-and-mortar school was hardwired into the minds of most [...]

The limits of inclusivity: Islamophobia in higher education | openDemocracy

July 18th, 2020|

The confrontation with racism inspired by Black Lives Matter is to be welcomed. At the same time it’s a cause for despair that society remains blighted by so much bigotry and prejudice. Bewilderment at the endurance of racism has inspired concerted attempts to understand the social structures that sustain it. [...]

Anti-terror scheme ‘reinforcing stereotypes of Muslims’ – Leicestershire Live

July 18th, 2020|

A leading Leicester imam has welcomed a new report calling for the anti-terrorism scheme Prevent to be scrapped at universities. Prevent was set up by the Home Office in response to the 2005 terror attacks in London, and the aim was to stop vulnerable people being turned into terrorists by radicals. Part [...]

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