Bradford College raises awareness of Islamophobia with exhibition

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An exhibition about Islamophobia has been held at Bradford College to mark Islamophobia Awareness Month.

Featuring positive contributions of British Muslims including Mo Farah, Nadiya Hussain and Sadiq Khan the display highlighted the scale of Islamophobia across modern-day society with shocking examples of hate crimes committed against Muslims and details of the rise of the Far Right.

Among the topics also explored were the links between Islam, Christianity and Judaism, the history of Muslim in Britain, stereotyping and media coverage.

The exhibition was brought to the college by the Student Base – a youth work centre based in the college – and was put together by Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND).

The three day exhibition ran from Wednesday and coincided with the end of Islamophobia Awareness Month.

Mohammed Azeem, Student Base Team Leader, told the Telegraph and Argus: “We have had people from all walks of life coming along and discussing the exhibition. It is about discussing Islam and getting rid of some of the stereotypes.

“The college is a really diverse place and this is about celebrating that diversity.”

 

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