Web-Panel: Impact and the State of Islamophobia in the UK

  • Date : 21/09/2020
  • Time : 18:00 : 20:00
  • End  : 21/09/2020
  • Address :

  • Moderator : Kevser Erol, SETA
  • Speakers :Aristotle Kallis, Keele University

    Amina Easat-Daas, De Montfort University

    Omar Begg, MEND

SETA Brussels is organizing a panel on the state of Islamophobia in the UK in conjunction with the European Action Day Against Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance which takes place annually on 21st of September.

Islamophobia is on the rise in the United Kingdom. The statistics about attacks on houses of prayers and on people who appear phenotypically Muslim speak for themselves. Since many years Muslims become direct targets in the society or are excluded from the job market even if they show same qualifications as their fellow citizens. This panel organized by SETA Brussels focusses on the daily lives, societal and institutional challenges Islamophobia causes for British Muslims in the United Kingdom. Additionally, legal support, legal process improvement and lobbying aspects for Muslim communities in tackling Islamophobia will be raised during the web-panel as well.

The web-panel entitled „Impact and the State of Islamophobia in the UK“ will be moderated by   Seta Brussels Research Assistant Kevser Erol and the panelists include Aristotle Kallis from Keele University, Amina Easat-Daas from De Montfort University and Omar Begg from the British organisation Mend (Muslim Engagement and Development). Aristotle Kallis and Amina Easat-Daas are experts on Islamophobia and are regular contributors to the European Islamophobia Report since many years.

The web-panel will be streamed live and can be watched through this link: https://www.setav.org/live/