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Traversing ideological boundaries: Islamophobia in Greece – Dr Matilda Chatzipanagiotou and Iason Zarikos The first workstream of the CIK Project resulted in the identification of the most dominant narratives of Islamophobia in Greece and their ideological origins. Print and social media, as well as scholarly discourse, were analyzed in an...

Arzu Merali  – Islamic Human Rights Commission, UK The end of the first workstream of the CIK project in the UK saw the publication of the ten key narratives of Islamophobia.  These represented only the most prevalent and potent rather than the sum.  The level of impact vis-à-vis the prevalence...

Marta Araújo, CES 15 September 2017   In contemporary Portugal, Lusotropicalism – which constructs the country as particularly tolerant towards the formerly colonized and grounds this assumption on a historical discourse of miscegenation and benevolent colonialism – has permeated the public debate on the colonial legacies. Muslims have been key...

Something rotten in the state…: Anti-Muslim racism in the post-racial society and the need for the the Domination Hate Model of Intercultural Relations, Arzu Merali   This post seeks to outline the background to and development of the Domination Hate Model of Intercultural Relations (DHMIR) (Ameli, 2010).  The theory was...

Burkinis and Slippery Slope Narratives: Islamophobia in the Czech Republic, Dr Karel Čada and Ms Veronika Frantová   In July 2017, Czech social media was flooded with photographs of women who had worn the burkini at a water park near Prague. Aquapalace operator’s tolerance of the burkini sparked sharp complaints....