DDU supporter Khadija Khan writes for Areo about the double standards in our attitudes to violence against women of Muslim heritage. When we fail to address the harmful religious attitudes that lead to such abuse for fear of causing offence we are prioritising the protection of ideas, not people.
What We’ve Been Up To Don’t Divide Us hosted a lively session on the Sewell Report at the Battle of Ideas Open For Debate festival on Saturday 31 August with Tony Sewell on on film (pictured), who was joined by Professor James Tooley, Kunle Olulode, Patrick Vernon and Zara Qureshi with DDU’s Dr Alka Sehgal […]
The Singh Investigation into alleged discrimination, citing protected characteristics, including Islamaphobia, in the Conservative party reports
Khadija Khan argues that the accusation of Islamphobia is used as a political weapon.
DDU asked liberal Muslims for their views on their experiences of life in Britain and their thoughts on the term “Islamaphobia”.
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 […]
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. […]
Khadija Khan argues that coincidence of World Hijab Day, on the 1st of February, with the return of Ayatollah Khomeini to Iran in 1979 in order to, among other things, impose purdah, is a bitter irony. It is a poke in the eye for Muslim women who are fighting for the freedom their Western counterparts […]