November 2017 is Islamophobia Awareness Month (https://mend.org.uk/iam2017/)
November 2017 is also the twentieth anniversary of the 1997 Runnymede Trust report on Islamophobia. Runnymede didn’t invent the word ‘Islamophobia’, but it did help it to become known throughout the world.
Yesterday (Tuesday 14 November) Runnymede published a follow-up report. There is full information at https://www.runnymedetrust.org/projects-and-publications/equality-and-integration/islamophobia.html
Also this month there are public lectures in Leeds and London, organised by a partnership involving the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, the Counter Islamophobia Kit and ReOrient, the journal of Critical Muslim Studies all based at the University of Leeds, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Muslim Youthwork Foundation, and the Insted Consultancy.
Articles so far published in connection with the anniversary include the following:
Islamophobia, 20 years later: how we can hope to defeat it by Robin Richardson, Middle East Eye, 9 November, http://www.middle easteye.net/essays/islamophobia-20-years-later-runymede-trust-report-enlightenment-values-muslim-hope-2054654863
Let’s be clear: Muslims are neither good nor bad, we’re just human by Farah Elahi, The Guardian, 14 November, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/14/muslims-neither-good-nor-bad-human-islamophobia-britain
A challenge for us all: study highlights prevalent Islamophobia in UK by Amandla Thomas Johnson, Middle East Eye, 14 November, http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/challenge-us-all-study-highlights-prevalent-islamophobia-uk-248627149
Why the government needs to look at how anti-Muslim racism passes the dinner table test by Aisha Gani, BuzzFeed News, 14 November, https://www.buzzfeed.com/aishagani/the-government-has-been-urged-to-redefine-islamophobia-as?utm_term=.pbjXkn9Rv#.jeDY90LnP
Society must fight anti-Muslim racism, says major study by Jonathan Walker, Birmingham Mail, 14 November, http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/society-must-fight-anti-muslim-13900420
Britain needs wake-up call as Islamophobia grows, report claims by Seth Jacobson, The National, 14 November, https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/britain-needs-wake-up-call-as-islamophobia-grows-report-claims-1.675634
Recent articles that are relevant though not directly related to the twentieth anniversary of the Runnymede report:
Sayeeda Warsi accuses UK press of hate speech and Islamophobia by Graham Ruddick, The Guardian, 14 November, https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/14/sayeeda-warsi-accuses-uk-press-of-hate-speech-and-islamophobia
Islamophobia is driving the ‘War on Terror’ and we must call it out, by CAGE, https://cage.ngo/article/islamophobia-is-driving-the-war-on-terror-and-we-must-call-it-out/
Corbyn attends Islamophobia event, as hosts deny extremism claims by Amandla Thomas Johnson, Middle East Eye, 2 November, http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/corbyn-attends-launch-islamophobia-month-hosts-defend-extremism-allegation-929469548
Born radicals? – Prevent, positivism and ‘race-thinking’ by Katy Sian,Palgrave Publications, 27 October https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-017-0009-0,