ISIS doesn’t care if your name is Tom, Fleur or Mohammed

by Raf  Please don’t let this act of terrorism be ISIS related, please don’t let the perpetrators turn out to be Muslim. I hope my visibly Muslim mother is okay using public transport in London today. Should I tell her to forego work? She can’t not go though, vulnerable people rely on her to provide… Read More

“The Silent Majority of Muslims”: Islamophobia and Counter Extremism in the UK

by Priya Rane   On October 19th 2015, grainy footage emerged of an elderly Turkish man facing horrific Islamophobic abuse on a North London bus, culminating in his zimmer frame being violently thrown. Such a racist tirade on London transport came with an unfortunate sense of familiarity. Just a week prior, an Islamophobic rant on a… Read More

ISIS’ absurd fanaticism, and one way of coping with it

by Hassan Abdulrazzak  I have developed this new hobby. Every time sectarian violence breaks out in my home country, Iraq, or when the militant group The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) commits yet another catastrophic crime in the Middle East, I google the phrase “Arab Atheists”. I do this because I hope to find commentaries,… Read More