So when are we going to talk about the normalisation of Islamophobia in British politics?

So when are we going to talk about the normalisation of Islamophobia in British politics?

In response to #PunishAMuslimDay, Aleesha addresses the rising prominence of Islamophobia in traditional political parties, despite the rising awareness for this growing phenomenon. As she explains, there is a growing apathy that must be addressed, with politicians 'getting away' with blatant Islamophobic comments. As a young British Muslim woman involved in politics, I’ve seen the [...]

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Black Panther – Why It’s The Representation We Need.

Black Panther – Why It’s The Representation We Need.

In this film review, Sophia Lara provides her insight and opinion on the widely successful release of the new Marvel movie 'Black Panther'. Set out as a commentary, her piece provides a clear analysis and understanding of the underlying political and social narrative that surrounds the representation of the Black community in popular culture. Set [...]

‘The Other’ – Representations of Muslims in Bollywood.

‘The Other’ – Representations of Muslims in Bollywood.

Through her analysis of Bollywood films and her own experiences, Haleema discusses the role of Bollywood in identity politics and its role in shaping the Muslim identity within the region, including its growing significance under the governance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 'Bollywood as an industry is politicised - Hollywood is the same'. I remember [...]

Admit it, anti-blackness is a huge problem in Muslim communities

Admit it, anti-blackness is a huge problem in Muslim communities

This piece was originally written for The Muslimah Diaries on anti-blackness and the hypocrisy in the Muslim community. 'An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by [...]