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Islamophobia: Still a challenge for us all – a Runnymede Trust Report

In March 2018 the Runnymede Trust released a long report on Islamophobia – 20 years after its path-breaking 1997 report Islamophobia: A Challenge for Us All.

We reproduce its Executive Summary here as a contribution to the wider debate about tackling racism in all its forms in our society, and link to the full report. […]

JVL Statement of Solidarity with the Muslim Community

JVL stands in solidarity with all Muslim people in the face of threats to make today, 3rd April, ‘Punish A Muslim Day’.

Join in a human chain in protest and solidarity today.

East London mosque/London Muslim Centre and Tower Hamlets Stand up to Racism are inviting all to join a human chain at 6:15pm today: 82-92 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1JQ (midway between Aldgate East and Whitechapel tube stations) […]

Islamophobia has become so normalised in Britain that even our politicians can get away with it

Shehab Khan writes: “As a young British Muslim woman involved in politics, I’ve seen the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric in British politics, and nobody is acting on it, nobody is condemning it and quite frankly, it’s disgusting that our politicians can get away with it.” […]

No state visit for Donald Trump! Jewish groups speak out.

As groups representing many Jews in Britain we demand that any invitation to Donald Trump to come to the UK on an official visit should be immediately and publicly withdrawn. […]

Combatting antisemitism – an American Jewish perspective

Jews For Racial & Economic Justice is a US group based in New York, inspired by Jewish tradition to fight for a sustainable world with an equitable distribution of economic and cultural resources and political power. It offers a new resource pack, authored by a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, intergenerational team including Black, Mizrahi and white Ashkenazi Jews, to help people think through the meaning and significance of antisemitism today and its relationship to more familiar racisms such as anti-Black racism or Islamophobia. […]

Antisemitism and the far-right today

In a careful and nuanced analysis, first published in April 2017, Rob Ferguson: (1) argues that we face a growing threat of antisemitism from the right, in the context of a general rise in racism, and above all, Islamophobia; (2) examines the charge that a “new antisemitism” has emerged on the left and among Muslims; and (3) looks at the extent and character of antisemitism in the Middle East and among Muslim communities and asks how we should respond. […]

Two Jewish newspapers speak out against Islamophobia in Golders Green

Two important and outspoken articles have appeared in the Jewish Press. Both concern attempts to stop an Islamic centre in the heart of Golders Green. Both rail against the bigotry that underlies this campaign. Hats off to Jewish News which runs a fighting editorial on the matter; and to Stephen Pollard who writes in the Jewish Chronicle in a personal capacity. Let us hope others in the Jewish community join in condemnation of this rampant Islamophobia. […]