Rakib Ehsan in Spiked, and signatory of DDU’s open letter, points to the anti-democratic, wholly ideological response of some of the CRED Report’s critics: Then there is UK Black Lives Matter. UK BLM strives for the eventual abolition of the police in the UK – even though fewer than one in five black Brits would […]
DDU asked liberal Muslims for their views on their experiences of life in Britain and their thoughts on the term Islamaphobia. Watch the video below.
From Samuel Paty in France last year, and more recently events at Batley Grammar School, it is clear that we need to hear liberal Muslim voices in the public sphere so traditionalists do not control the narrative. Liberal-minded people of all religions and colour should be able to disagree and offend without fear of institutional […]
Read DDU’s response to the recommendations on education in the CRED Report.
The hysterical and vicious reaction to the simple point that labels of ‘institutional, systemic and structural racism’ need to be supported by a wider range of empirical evidence and logical reasoning tells us that more of us need to be brave and speak out – we need to publicly defend both the report and its […]
In this essay from 2020, Yaya J. Fanusi argues that the struggle for equality does not mean you have to anti-patriotic. At a time when many on both sides of the pond seem to think otherwise, this offers some timely insights into some positive aspects of patriotism: ‘We as African Americans have debated views about […]
The CRED Report does not deny that racism exists, but it does maintain that not all disparities are incontrovertible proof of racism. Like any report, it has limitations and will not please everyone, but DDU welcomes it as a robust attempt to bring some objectivity into what has become an increasingly fraught and subjective discussion […]
Public Meeting: How Accusations of Islamophobia Are Used to Silence Dissent. In the wake of the Batley Grammar School incident, five people of Muslim heritage have spoken out against against Islamist extremism and in favour of a liberal society. They are worried that accusations of ‘Islamophobia’ are used by Islamists and so-called liberals to silence […]
Events at Batley Grammar School this week have resulted in a teacher and his family having to go into hiding. His ‘crime’,at the very worst, was having given a poor lesson that offended the religious sensibilities of some Muslim parents. Reprehensible as the protests outside the school gates are, they are not the main problem. […]
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