Analysis: Finally, the Tories face the music over their Islamophobia
The Tory leadership debate will not live long in the memory, but the capitulation to an independent investigation into Islamophobia - after school boy attempts at deflection – may well have significant consequences
ALMOST all of the BBC Tory leadership contest on Tuesday evening [18 June] will be forgotten by history, and it will almost certainly have next to zero impact on the final result of who becomes leader and Prime Minister.
Analysis: In rejecting the Islamophobia definition the Tory party is boasting about its racism
The Tories know that they won’t be held to account for brazen Islamophobia by the media
THE Tory party Islamophobia scandal has reached crescendo with the UK Government’s decision to reject a Westminster cross-party working group definition of Islamophobia backed by more than 750 Muslim organisations.
The definition recognises Islamophobia as a form of racism, and will be debated in the House of Commons today (16 May).
Smina Akhtar: The diary of a Scottish Muslim Woman after the Christchurch Massacre
Smina Akhtar, Phd student at the University of Glasgow and anti-racist campaigner, gives her thoughts in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre of 49 people in a mosque in New Zealand
Friday 15 March, 9.12pm
Beyond the Noise: New Zealand attacks - the problem is Islamophobia
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
THIS week Jamieson speaks to anti-racist campaigner Jonathon Shafi about the murderous attacks on Mosques in New Zealand which have killed 49 and injured many more.
- 1:24 Why we should be disgusted but not shocked by today's events. They are the consequence of years of mounting attacks against the Muslim community.
Why we have submitted a dossier on Islamophobia in the Labour Party
David Jamieson explains why CommonSpace has submitted a dossier on islamophobia in the party, and why the party’s response to the clearly evidenced cases of islamophobia among senior figures from the New Labour years matters