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Oct 13, 2021, 1:37 PM
Slip-roads to antisemitism
Antisemitism remains an important issue for Jewish communities, the government and policy makers alike. Indeed, such is the severity that Labour – the official party of opposition – was found to have been institutionally antisemitic. In the recent Labour conference, delegates voted overwhelmingly (73%) to...
Sep 28, 2021, 2:32 PM
Why Afghanistan will remain a hotspot for Islamist terrorism
It has been four weeks since the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. As much of a botched exit that was, the Taliban’s entry back into leadership positions in the region was not. Indeed, the takeover just goes to show how organized and determined the...
Sep 17, 2021, 3:00 PM
The pitfalls of defining ‘Islamophobia’
Twenty years on from the war on terror, Muslim communities in the west have faced a difficult time through no fault of their own. The actions of a minority of Islamist terrorists has meant that many Muslims have been tarnished as either terrorists or sympathetic...
Aug 27, 2021, 1:49 PM
What do British Muslims really think of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan?
The speed of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has been extraordinary. No serious analyst could have predicted it. Yet, with the same speed, here in the UK, we encounter quotes from British so-called Muslim voices of authority sympathetic – or even in support – of the...
Aug 4, 2020, 6:21 PM
Muslim antisemitism – It’s time to face reality
The think-tank the Henry Jackson Society has just published a report titled ‘Muslim Anti-Semitism In Contemporary Great Britain’. The author, Dr Rakib Ehsan a Muslim himself, describes this report and more importantly, the polling that makes up the body of the report as: “one of...
Wasiq is an academic and trustee for the organisation Muslims Against Antisemitism (MAAS). He specialises in the areas of academia, law and terrorism.