Malik (Law professor, King’s College, London) is here on a British Council
research and outreach focuses on minority rights in instances when tradition
and secular modernity are in conflict. She is the go-to commentator on
the topic for the BBC.
Her research interests include jurisprudence and
legal theory, feminist theory and discrimination law. Her relevant publications
include Discrimination Law: Theory and Context (2008) and Anti-Muslim Prejudice
in the West - Past and Present.
This presentation explores anti-Muslim prejudice
in Europe and the USA. It argues that it is important to understand the long
standing tropes that cause us to misunderstand present day manifestations of
Islam amongst European and American Muslims.
This talk also examines the political
mobilisation against European and American Muslims that has been systematically
organised through links between US and European political actors and