Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Given the rise in xenophobic hate crimes against Muslims and Jews since the Brexit referendum, it is important to recognise xenophobic hate with defined terms, where the xenophobia extends beyond intrinsic characteristics. It is important so that the public becomes aware that hatred based on different cultures is unacceptable, and that it is recognised as wrong to attribute beliefs or prejudices to people born into heterogenous religions, and where people identify with religions’ beliefs and cultures to their own individual varying degrees. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has published a ‘working’ definition of anti-Semitism.  According to the author of the … Continue reading Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia