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Muslim organisations and academics discuss Islamophobia

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Our co-director, Murtaza Shaikh, was invited by the Home Affairs Select Committee to attend an oral evidence session and answers questions regarding hate crime and its violent consequences, specifically in the realm of online hate speech. The Chair of the Committee, said: “The Committee is launching this inquiry following a […]

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Home Affairs Committee Report on Countering Extremism

Home Affairs Committee report on Radicalisation, Counter-Narrative and Tipping Point The Home Affairs Committee today published their report, ‘Radicalisation: the counter-narrative and identifying the tipping point’ following one of their most in depth and lengthiest inquiries into Countering Extremism. Averroes commends the substantial nature of the inquiry and the breadth […]

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Sharia councils Inquiry

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Averroes submitted written evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s Inquiry into Shari’a councils. The Committee will examine how Shari’a councils operate in practice, their work resolving family and divorce disputes and their relationship with the British legal system. Averroes has a unique perspective owing to first-hand experience of working with […]

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Political Islam Inquiry

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Averroes submitted written evidence to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s Inquiry into Political Islam. The inquiry is an attempt to distinguish between the characteristics of different forms of “political Islam”, and how well the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has understood and engaged with it. Averroes’ submission examines the issue of Political Islam […]

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Inquiry into Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK

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Averroes submitted written evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s Inquiry into Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK. Averroes submitted that the only policy that in order to improve the employment rate of Muslims in the workplace, several steps would have to be taken at different levels. Some of […]

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UK’s Role in Fighting ISIL – Submission to Foreign Affairs Committee

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Averroes submitted written evidence to the Common’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee’s Inquiry into Fighting ISIL and the UK’s Role. Averroes submitted that the only policy that can defeat ISIL is one that concurrently addresses the wider situation in Syria and Iraq and has at its core the protection of civilians. […]

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The Counter-Extremism Strategy – Submission to Home Affairs Committee

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Averroes submitted written evidence to the Common’s Home Affairs Select Committee’s Inquiry into Countering Extremism in Britain. Averroes focused on the Prime Minister’s latest Countering Extremism Strategy, pointing out that the definition of ‘extremism’ remained vague and unworkable as any opposition to ‘fundamental British values’. Such values are said to […]

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