Honouring IIAWAM: ‘A social history of fear and loathing’

Honouring IIAWAM: ‘A social history of fear and loathing’

Welcome to International Islamophobia Awareness Week Awareness Month proper. Without any ado: a story that already had an introduction. Oh, and don’t let the masthead put you off. Give it a chance and we think you’ll agree that—for a Guardian article—this is 6-sigma, ‘I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Brad!’ good. Not great, but… you know. ■ “Fear and loathing: a … Continue reading

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Islamophobia But Were Afraid of Muslims

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Islamophobia But Were Afraid of Muslims

TRIGGER WARNING The following post contains imagery of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) being escorted, shriek­ing and fouling Himself in terror, to the Underworld—apparently by a sort of demon—for a lengthy dental procedure. Many Islamophobic traditions require the avoidance of all depictions of the founder of Islam. If this is you, don’t look at it, just … Continue reading

Red herrings in the desert

Red herrings in the desert

By Tim Hunter I grew up with David Attenborough. His programmes inspired awe, wonder and a thirst for knowledge. But now I find myself despairing every time a new programme is released as the underlying message that runs through every programme has become dogmatic and unscientific. However, I do try to watch with my 12 … Continue reading

Brexit and climate change policy

Guest post by Professor David Campbell, Lancaster University Law School. (First published in The Reporter: The Newsletter of the Society of Legal Scholars, Winter 2016.) An intriguing light is thrown on the implications of Brexit for domestic and transnational policy formulation by research into the way in which the 2°C target, now ‘adopted’ in Art … Continue reading

Fake News and Other Fakes

By TinyCO2 I was just watching Sunday’s The Big Questions, available on BBC iPlayer, a discussion of fake news and whether the internet should be regulated. First off I want to stress that there is fake news out there and the internet is responsible for some of it. So what? The key argument from Dan … Continue reading