- May 29, 2011
Question: What do these photographs have in common?
Answer: All of them are pictures of Muslims, and they can be found on the wonderful website Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things – a brilliantly imaginative antidote to the obsession with Muslim dress codes that has become a staple of contemporary Islamophobia. It was created last year in response to an interview by National Public Radio news analyst Juan Williams on Fox News last October, in which Williams told host Bill O’Reilly:
“I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books...
- April 22, 2011
Superb article by Liz Fekete at the Institute of Race Relations on the European-wide convergence between mainstream conservatives and the extreme-right in their attacks on multiculturalism. Her central thesis is that, at a time of economic crisisIn singling out multiculturalism as a threat to national identity, the leaders of Europe’s centre-right parties are using...
- April 15, 2011
Put yourself in David Cameron’s shoes. May council elections are just around the corner and your Coalition government is taking a relentless political kicking. Your cuts agenda is not only looking cruel but also incompetent, and now even the Royal College of Nursing has taken the unprecedented step of a no confidence vote...