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Islamophobia and Violent Extremism

I am passionate about engaging with the wider community and challenging Islamophobia. I am currently Chair of Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) Leeds Working Group, a not-for-profit organization that empowers Muslims to be more actively involved in media and politics.


I have pioneered an anti-Islamophobia programme that I have been fortunate enough to deliver in Cambridge University and as a Keynote Address in the University of East Anglia (alongside the Secretary General of the European Psychiatry Association Dr Julian Beezhold).


I was also invited to deliver my anti-Islamophobia presentation in an international conference in Orlando following the heinous terrorist attack perpetrated against the LGBT community and the subsequent spike in anti-Muslim hate crime that soon ensued. Please see the material below for further information.