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Dr. Leon Moosavi

Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. Specialises in the sociology of race and religion. Expert on Muslims in Britain, Islamophobia and conversion to Islam

Dr Leon Moosavi is a sociologist of race and religion, specialising in Muslim communities in Britain. He is currently working on research projects relating to extremism, cultural diversity and community cohesion. He completed his PhD in the Sociology Department of Lancaster University in 2011. His thesis examined conversion to Islam in contemporary Britain, with the title: Islamophobia, Belonging and ‘Race’ in the Experiences of Muslim Converts in Britain.

Why Has the Number of Muslims in the UK Risen So Much?

So what does the growth in the number of Muslims mean? Inevitably, the Far Right will claim we are witnessing the 'Islamification of Britain'. More sober minded people will rightfully recognise that this is not occurring whatsoever.
12/12/2012 17:02 GMT

The Beginning of the End for the EDL

Welcoming Tommy Robinson into the political process also means that his Islamophobic rhetoric can be challenged head-on. On the streets, Tommy Robinson is heard and applauded. In political chambers, he will be undone.
02/05/2012 22:20 BST

So What if George Galloway is a Muslim?

It shouldn't matter whether Galloway is a Muslim or not. As a politician, he should be judged by his policies, his pledges and his achievements, not by his religious beliefs.
30/04/2012 10:23 BST

The Fight Against Islamophobia Steps up a Gear

A new service has been launched this week enabling Muslims to report anti-Muslim discrimination. The initiative by Faith Matters must be applauded and can be a milestone in challenging Islamophobia.
22/02/2012 22:11 GMT