Muslim organisations and academics discuss Islamophobia


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


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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British Muslim Response to Terrorist Carnage in France

Averroes is of the view that there is a real possibility that the attacks have been inspired by ISIL owing to a similar attack against Charlie Hebdo staff and that France is engaged in air strikes against ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria. In anticipation of this, Averroes believes a […]

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Report: Tackling Extremism in the UK

On the 4th of December 2013, a governmental taskforce set up in the wake of the killing of drummer Lee Rigby published the conclusions of its deliberations and agreed steps to address what was perceived as gaps in tackling extremism.

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Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000


The aim of the consultation was to ensure that the operation of Schedule 7 and its powers is, in each case, necessary and proportionate. The Home Office sought input in reviewing possible improvements to the powers which would continue to maintain the protection of the UK border and respect human rights.

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