Researcher Imran Awan presents in House of Commons

BCU Criminologist Imran Awan last week submitted written and oral evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in examining the role of online anti-Muslim prejudice. Convened in the House of Commons, Parliamentarians from across the political parties attended including Simon Hughes MP and Stuart Andrew MP.

Held on Wednesday 11th September in the House of Commons, the meeting focused on the key issue post Woolwich, ‘Victims of Anti-Muslim Hate’. Drawing on his expertise and research regarding Muslim communities over the past decade, Imran provided the APPG, with a report that highlights the core issues about online anti-Muslim prejudice and Islamophobia.

Moving forward, Imran’s report will be circulated to the non-profit organisation Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) and the Cross Working Party on Anti-Muslim Hate, and he has agreed to provide ongoing expert support, and will be attending future meetings of the Group in the role of an expert advisor looking at the online dimension of Islamophobia.

Imran has also had an article published in The International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice titledĀ Muslim communities attitudes towards and recruitment into the British police service.