Melanie Phillips wants to “destroy” the “Muslim world”

The idea of free speech is being deployed as a fig-leaf for privileged white commentators to justify the abuse of their ‘legal’ right to demonise people of colour writes Nafeez Ahmed  Read More

Advertisements

Gendered school uniforms: only a problem if there’s a hijab involved?

Mariya bint Rehan writes back to those taking issue with hijabs as part of children’s school uniform after UK retailer M&S faced backlash for putting them on sale Read More

Brown men belong in documentaries, not fine art: in conversation with photographer Mahtab Hussain

by Jamal Mehmood These are trying times for the subjects of Mahtab Hussain’s latest work. The artist’s series of portraits titled ‘You Get Me?’ is a timely look at young, working class South Asian men, who identify as Muslim. A community that is at once under pernicious state surveillance, as well as increasing intimidation from… Read More

Dropping the mic in his own time: as-salamu alaykum Yasiin Bey

by Jamal Mehmood Earlier this year, the artist formerly known as Mos Def gave his farewell performances in London. Hiphop’s own whirling dervish, who dared to whirl and pray on a simply decorated stage, dropping rose petals on a floor already filled with balloons. This was the Yasiin show. There was no formal set list… Read More