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Arzu Merali's Blog


Arzu Merali is a writer and one of the founders of IHRC. She can be contacted via Twitter @arzumerali

Everyday is Punish a Muslim Day: When will the UK Government Stop It?

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britain_firstThe letter precedes and incites violence en masse

Why I think Amanda Spielman should resign her Ofsted post

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18Feb-Times-Spielman-CoverSpielman's speech is a statement of intent, a declaration of war, and a pre-emptive justification of the onslaught to come

Why was Gary Lineker's Palestine tweet even controversial?

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Screen_Shot_2018-02-28_at_21.10.54Lineker, by expressing outrage at the Israeli treatment of Palestinian children, has empowered the narrative of the oppressed - and inevitably brought wrath on himself

The Unbearable Shianess of Mu’allim Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

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zakzakyInjured and incarcerated without charge for two years, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife Mallimah Zeenah are the leaders and heroes we all need, yet few outside Nigeria care, argues Arzu Merali.

Don’t mention the (permanent) war: Dunkirk and the histories and imageries of fascism

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dunkirkDespite the momentous achievement in film, there are deeply troubling representations of Britishness that should cause alarm argues Arzu Merali

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