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Synthesising Counter-Narratives to Islamophobia across Europe Prof. Ian Law, April 2018   The latest report from our CIK project has carried out a meta-analysis of counter-narratives to Islamophobia in eight EU member states (Law, Easat-Daas and Sayyid 2018).  The project identified the ten dominant counter-narratives to Islamophobia which in descending...

Reversing the trend: countering Islamophobic narratives in France Dr Andrea Bila Since the victory of the presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in May 2017, generally interpreted as the triumph of the republican spirit of brotherhood over the hate filled ideology and rhetoric of the Front National, the French Muslims had high...

Denying Islamophobia won’t make it go away: Countering Islamophobia in Germany Dr Luis Manuel Hernández Aguilar   At the height of the political campaigns leading to the Federal elections of 2017 (May – October), I interviewed a wide range of actors engaged in countering the manifold manifestations of Islamophobia in...

Dominant Counter-Narratives to Islamophobia – Case review: Belgium Dr Elsa Mescoli   Through ethnographic research conducted in Belgium on the counter-narratives to Islamophobia, it was possible to collect a set of best practices implemented to fight Islamophobia in the country and to explore the tools and messages aimed at reversing...

Emerging counter-narratives to Islamophobia in Portugal: an overview Dr Silvia Rodríguez Maeso   This post offers an overview of the main counter-narratives to Islamophobia that we have identified across a diverse range of individuals, organisations and public bodies in the Portuguese context. Our analysis engages with Sayyid’s theoretical understanding of...