Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui hosts Dr. Fahid Qurashi, a leading criminology expert at the University of Salford and Research Director at the Ayaan Institute. Dr Fahid Qurashi will delve into Islamophobia in the UK education sector, focusing on the highly controversial Trojan Horse affair. Drawing on his expertise in the field, he sheds light on the impact of this episode on Muslim communities and discusses the challenges of combating Islamophobia in educational settings. Through a critical analysis of the case, he offers insights into how media and political institutions deliberately perpetuated a narrative of an “Islamist plot”, despite the clear absence of evidence and lack of substance in the claims made.
Islamophobia in UK Education: The Trojan Horse Affair