Friday, 23 August 2013

Positive Assertiveness: British Muslims write back

A number of British Muslim activists  as well as academics from Muslim backgrounds have developed a new initiative through the Runnymede Trust to resist growing Islamophobia in the United Kingdom. Positioning themselves as positive but assertive citizens, they underline the diversity of Britain's Muslim communities and the discrepancies between outsider and self-perceptions of British citizens and other residents originating from the Muslim world. Hereunder is a clip introducing :

Friday, 16 August 2013

From Fragmentation to Polarization: is there a future for political Islam?

My contribution to a debate on Al-Jazeera's 'Inside Story', discussing the fall-out of the security forces' crackdown on protestors in Egypt, who refuse to give up their demands for the reinstatement of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.