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It’s no laughing matter – time to challenge conspiracy

MAAS will be building a library of useful aids to challenge anti-Semitism. We will take manifestations of anti-Semitism and provide useful means to help you challenge them. First in this series we are looking at collective blame and conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11. 9/11 has seen hateful narratives created against both Muslims and Jews and in seeing how both of theses narratives have been created, their basis and why they are Read more

The Colour of Cows in Scotland: Why Fighting Antisemitism Is A Fight Against Islamophobia

When asked the reasons of our fervour against antisemitism, we might be tempted to scoff at the questions and the suspicions that an obviously Muslim organisation fighting so vociferously against antisemitism might engender, yet we resist the temptation to dismiss such concerns out of hand. Not only because we understand there are so many other issues our brothers and sisters from all faiths might want us to consider, like islamophobia, Read more

When bad men combine, good men must organise

We cannot escape the frightening reality that hate is on the rise:  Hate crime is up by 29% on last year; far right political parties have gained a terrifying level of support across Europe and the crisis in the Labour party surrounding anti-Semitism has uncovered a dangerous level of mainstreamed, poorly challenged anti-Semitic thinking. In tandem with the rise in physical and political manifestations of hate we have also seen Read more

Win the War? I’m not Fighting!

Unpicking the Narrative of Bias We live surrounded by invective, toxic opinion, and a lot of SHOUTING. It is hardly surprising or blameworthy: there’s a great deal wrong with the world, and trying to be part of the solution is difficult and frustrating. Add to that the time pressures we are all under, the imperative to always produce and excel, so prominent in  the corridors of power and in our Read more

A Socialism Which Is a Hatred of Jews: This is Not the Socialism I Want

Reduce the world to binaries and moral absolutism and everything can be processed with extreme simplicity. Intellectual legwork is never required, introspection deemed unnecessary, when dealing with complex situations because rhetoric around imperialists, anti-imperialists and capitalism has created an immutable moral framework for the world. In this the protagonists and antagonists are clearly defined and context and political nuances become irrelevant. Within politics this creates intellectual trappings where some fail Read more

You Can Stand Firmly Against Antisemitism & for Palestinian Human Rights says Rabbil Sikdar

Society today is notable for its inconsistency over racism. Some are less affronted by racism and more aware of an opportunity, seeing it either as a weapon for them or against them. Within Britain, both the Conservatives and Labour are increasingly specialists in selective outrage. Labour were once seen as the party that opposed racists and fascists but increasingly has become suffocated by the stench of its unwillingness to address Read more

Muslims Against Anti-Semitism is proud to have run this campaign in a national newspaper highlighting the need to tackle anti-Semitism.

We are committed to ensuring a national debate on challenging hate and in particular, against the oldest hatred in the world. This advert shows our commitment to challenging the hatred of anti-Semitism where we find it, and particularly within small entrenched sections of Muslim communities. “We Muslims have one word for Jews – Shalom!” These are some of the wonderful comments we received on the campaign: I can only stand Read more

We Muslims Need to Talk About Muslim anti-Semitism

This article was first published in Ha’aretz Political polarization, Islamist infiltration and a helping hand from the Corbynite far left is leading more and more young, disaffected Muslims to demonize Jews. We must find the courage to speak out. In France recently, 300 French dignitaries and celebrities wrote an open letter about the “quiet ethnic purging” of Jewish communities in the country – and they cited Islamist extremism as being the root Read more