One from the archives… ‘Islamophobic Britain’, LeftLion magazine, July 2006
The tensions in the UK over the past two weeks, and the subsequent backlash against Muslims in Britain is distressing, but, as sobering reading of an article I wrote in 2006 shows, it’s hardly new….
A year on from 7/7
Ben Cooper examines the effects of 7 July 2005 a year on…
Twelve months ago four young men plunged an entire faith into turmoil. Since the London bombings Islam has been thrust into centre stage to face scrutiny, persecution and rage. Fear, intolerance, extremism, and terrorism are the most lasting images of Islam reflected in the national media, which at times has chosen to ignore the core truths behind a fundamentally peaceful, loving and accepting faith. A year on from LeftLion asks why Britain still suffers from Islamophobia.
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