By Salma Yaqoob
Salma Yaqoob: ‘A whole industry has been created to promote Islamophobia and anti-Muslim prejudice’
‘We are resigned to being blamed and vilified for the actions of any Muslim anywhere in the world’
Nadiya Hussain’s account on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs of the everyday anti-Muslim prejudice she encounters may have come as a surprise to some people. It won’t shock anyone in the Muslim community.
It wasn’t so long ago that black people were viewed with suspicion and labelled as “muggers”. Today, Muslims are associated with “grooming” when the biggest grooming scandal has been in the Catholic church. To blame a whole race, ethnic or religious group for the actions of a few is racism – and this is what the Muslim community now faces. The Chilcot inquiry may have vindicated the…
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