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Farid Hafez

The author is a distinguished visiting professor of international studies and senior researcher at Georgetown University’s The Bridge Initiative. He is also the coeditor of the annual European Islamophobia Report.


Items by Farid Hafez

  • Protesting Germany's far-right: Fear of Africanisation, Orientalisation and Islamisation

    The past days in Germany were moving. Over the weekend, more than 1.4 million people took to the streets to protest the far-right and their plans to deport people, from Berlin in front of the Parliament to the conservative state of Bavaria, where more than 200,000 people gathered. This...

  • France’s obsession with Muslim women’s bodies

    The Fifth French Republic is continuing to be haunted by racism. Following the death of Nahel M., which sparked protests throughout France this summer, the hijab ban for pupils in public schools is now being surpassed by yet another regulation of the education minister that reveals the infinite obsession of...

  • I am not Charlie: Satire and dehumanisation of Turkiye earthquake victims

    Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine that has sparked major controversies over republishing cartoons insulting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad but has received huge waves of solidarity after becoming a victim of an attack that left 12 people dead, has posted a cartoon that has rightly received major critique. In 2015,...