Beyond the Noise: New Zealand attacks – the problem is Islamophobia

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

THIS week Jamieson speaks to anti-racist campaigner Jonathon Shafi about the murderous attacks on Mosques in New Zealand which have killed 49 and injured many more.

They discuss:

– 1:24 Why we should be disgusted but not shocked by today’s events. They are the consequence of years of mounting attacks against the Muslim community.

– 3:20 Why responses from the right and left are inadequate.

– 13:49 How racism is created by state and elite actors, rather than from a generalised public attitude.

– 24:57 The Tory party and allied elite institutions now have an instrumental relationship with Islamophobia that must be tackled.

Picture: Lorna Miller

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