European Islamophobia Annual Report: Findings & Next Step Actions Presented
Today, the European Islamophobia Report was unveiled during an e-conference by esteemed editors Enes Bayrakli and Farid Hafez, accompanied by esteemed contributors Kawtar Najib, Lamies Nassri, and Enrique Tessieri.
They shared their latest findings and engaged in a productive dialogue regarding combating religious hatred and anti-Muslim racism in Europe, exploring the measures already in place and identifying necessary steps forward. Esteemed members of the European Parliament and colleagues from the European Commission also joined forces to implement anti-racism and Islamophobia measures throughout Europe.
The conference was attended by representatives from various religions, esteemed friends from the Collective for Countering Islamophobia in Europe (CCIE), and members of The International Multi-Faith Coalition. In June 2023, they will launch the EQUITAS coalition, uniting with numerous civil society partners in the #STOPISLAMOPHOBIA 2030 campaign, to combat religious hatred.
The President of the European Network on Religion and Belief (ENORB), Maryana Hnyp, and Director Mark Ereira-Guyer facilitated the event.
You can read the report here: European Islamophobia Report
Farid is a Visiting Professor of International Studies at Williams College, a Senior Fellow for The Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University, and the editor of the Islamophobia Studies Yearbook and co-editor of the European Islamophobia Report. He has authored and co-edited various publications on Islamophobia and Muslim youth movements in Europe, and he has served as a reviewer and advisor for various boards and journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Vienna and has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a visiting scholar at Columbia University.
Kawtar is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Newcastle University, where she has been working on the SAMA (Spaces of Anti-Muslim Acts in the Greater Paris and Greater London regions) project since 2016. Her research interests include religious and territorial discrimination, geographies of Islamophobia, and the geography of "Othering," as well as minority religious groups. She has previously researched socio-spatial inequalities, urban segregation, residential mobility, and spatial representations.
Lamies Nassri holds a master's degree in language psychology from the University of Copenhagen and Boston University, specializing in language use, identity, and power relations, as well as a bachelor's degree in Danish Literature and Language. She has worked in the field of anti-racism, specifically focusing on Islamophobia in Denmark. She is currently the Project Manager at the Centre for Muslims' Rights in Denmark (CEDA), where they write international reports, op-eds, and campaigns on issues pertaining to Muslims' rights in Denmark.
Enrique Tessieri is a sociologist and former journalist who has written and researched immigration topics in Argentina. As a journalist, Tessieri worked as a foreign correspondent in countries like Finland, Spain, Italy, Argentina, and Colombia, writing on human rights, business, and foreign investment. Tessieri is the editor of Migrant Tales, a community blog he founded in 2007. Tessieri has authored three ENAR shadow reports on Finland and the previous five for the European Islamophobia Report