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Arzu Merali's Blog

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

Europe’s tide of hating the other makes us all Muslims now

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Islamophobia is undeniably on the rise - and that's a problem for us all as all forms of racism are relegitimised in the process

The martyrs of 1987 and the Saudi violation of Hajj

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iran-1987-memorialArzu Merali argues that last year’s disaster in Mina was just more of the same from a Saudi regime that has been responsible for much worse in its treatment of hujjaj.


The creeping petty pace of anti-Muslim hatred and the tomorrow of burka bans in the UK

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burkini-ban_experiment_2016Another poll finds a majority wants a burka ban, but this mood of hate was created by mainstream politicians who led the way for Ukip


Britain's Muslims through Trevor Phillips' looking glass

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trevorphillips1Instead of asking them what they really think this poll asked Muslims to help perpetuate a prejudiced narrative that already exists against them

Love and war in Cameron’s England

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Cameron_mosque_AFPThe British premier’s policy announcement of funding to teach Muslim women English has made me want to stop speaking the language I love

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