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Confronting Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Britain

12 November, 2017 13:48
Confronting Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Britain

Challenges and Opportunities

Part of the Islamophobia Awareness Month (iAM)

Date: November 29, 2017

Venue: Finsbury Park Mosque, 7-11 St Thomas's Rd, London, UK

Supported by: University of Birmingham | University of Sussex | The Lokahi Foundation | Forward Thinking | Think Forum

In the wake of the London and Manchester attacks, hate crimes targeted at Muslims and their places of worship have soared. More recently, Dr Nasser Kurdy (a surgeon) was stabbed outside the Altrincham Islamic Centre in Greater Manchester; and the late Makram Ali, died and many more injured when a van ploughed into worshippers leaving late night prayers in Finsbury Park, London…


  • Dr Chris Allen

Lecturer, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham; author, Writings in Contemporary Islamophobia (Vol. 1, Mar 2017, Politics, Women & Social Issues), and Islamophobia (2010).

  • Prof. Gwen Griffith-Dickson

Director, The Lokahi Foundation; Visiting Professor, King’s College London.

  • Prof. S. Sayyid

Professor of Social Theory and Decolonial Thought, Head of School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds; Author, A Fundamental Fear (2015), and Thinking Through Islamophobia (2010).

  • Dr Susann Wiedlitzka

Lecturer in Criminology; Research Fellow in hate crime, School of Law, Politics & Sociology, University of Sussex.

  • Hugh Tomlinson Qc

Founding Member of Matrix Chambers; media and information law specialist; joint author of the leading practitioner texts on the law of human rights and on civil actions against the police.

  • Dr Amina Easat-Daas

Counter-Islamophobia Kit’ Project Officer, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. Co-author: European Islamophobia Report (2016, 2017).

  • Jordan Morgan

UK Program Manager, Forward Thinking; formerly with the International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence (ICSR).


  • Dr Abdullah Faliq

Honorary Research Fellow, London Metropolitan University; Convenor, Think Forum


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