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Imran Awan

About Imran Awan

Senior Lecturer in Criminology
506, 2017

Terror in London: We Need to Speak to Young British Muslims and Not Isolate Them

By |June 5th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Terror in London: We Need to Speak to Young British Muslims and Not Isolate Them

by Dr Imran Awan, Associate Professor in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The horrific events on Saturday in London have again put a sharp focus on the Muslim community in Britain.  As the events on Saturday unfolded, and I switched on my television, there was a sense of dread, fear and anger.

The Prime Minister, yesterday stated […]

2310, 2015

The Future of a Multi-Faith Society – a success

By |October 23rd, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on The Future of a Multi-Faith Society – a success

This week at Birmingham City University, we hosted an event entitled: ‘The Future of a Multi-Faith Society’. The evening was attended by a panel of experts which included, The Rt. Hon. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, The Rt. Rev. David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham, Rabbi Dr. Margaret Jacobi and Professor Jon Yorke. The panel discussed the implications […]

2406, 2015

Don’t blame the police or ‘the Muslim Community’ – radicalisation is personal

By |June 24th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Don’t blame the police or ‘the Muslim Community’ – radicalisation is personal

By Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

On Friday, the British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at the Globsec conference in Bratislava. He argued that Muslim communities were not doing enough to combat the Islamic State narrative of extremism. He said that: “Too often we hear the argument that radicalisation is the […]

407, 2014

The Eight Faces of Online Hate: Islamophobia on Social Media

By |July 4th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on The Eight Faces of Online Hate: Islamophobia on Social Media

By Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology 

Last year, I made the decision of joining a social media platform, namely Twitter.  As an academic, I don’t believe social media comes as naturally as lecturing to a crowd of 200 or more students.  Clearly, my research around Muslim communities, Islamophobia and counter-terrorism is sensitive and therefore I […]

1306, 2014

Research into the impact of counter-terrorism measures upon Muslim communities – How does my research impact on everyday life?

By |June 13th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on Research into the impact of counter-terrorism measures upon Muslim communities – How does my research impact on everyday life?

Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Since the introduction of counter-terrorism legislation and policies after 9/11, there has been a significant debate about what impact such measures have had upon local communities and Muslim families, who in particular feel victimised and increasingly are being viewed as ‘suspects’. My research provides a unique contribution towards understanding the […]

1807, 2013

Why are British mosques being targeted by terrorists?

By |July 18th, 2013|In The News|1 Comment

By Imran Awan – Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The recent nail bomb attack on a mosque in Tipton in the Midlands has again brought into sharp focus the threat British Muslims are facing from terrorists adamant on reprisal attacks following Woolwich. The incident which took place last Friday was clearly designed to cause as […]

2405, 2013

‘Terror’ attack in Woolwich: Why should we care?

By |May 24th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on ‘Terror’ attack in Woolwich: Why should we care?

By Imran Awan – Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Before writing this short blog I thought long and hard in terms of what I could write. What words could I use that would help inform the debate in this area? The simple truth is that no words can ever be used to display the shock, […]

2703, 2013

Making terrorists ‘martyrs’ will only help their cause

By |March 27th, 2013|Opinion|3 Comments

By Imran Awan – Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The recent YouGov poll that a majority of Britons supported the ‘targeted killing’ of terrorists both at home and overseas is deeply worrying.   The survey which was carried out by Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) found that almost 54% of people supported the assassination […]

2502, 2013

‘Terror’ on the streets of Birmingham: But how do we PREVENT people becoming Terrorists

By |February 25th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on ‘Terror’ on the streets of Birmingham: But how do we PREVENT people becoming Terrorists

By Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The case of the would be suicide bombers in Birmingham who were willing to commit mass murder and violence highlights the problematic relationship between many young British Muslims, their faith and what they deem as ‘Western values’. I was recently invited to a talk show […]