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Comment: This week's story about a foster family in Tower Hamlets has seen a wave of profoundly Islamophobic reporting in the UK press, writes Shenaz Bunglawala.

Comment: They were the trailblazers and the indigenous; now they are the scapegoats and the demonised, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

Preserving Syria's <em>linguistic</em> <em>heritage</em> internationally with new dictionary

The New Arab

Preserving Syria's linguistic heritage internationally with new dictionary

A hobbyist linguist is raising funds to create a multi-dialect Arabic dictionary made by Syrian refugees to help preserve their rich linguistic heritage as millions have fled their homeland.

Jewish Arabs and the birth of Israel's Black Panthers

Otman Aitlkaboud

Jewish Arabs and the birth of Israel's Black Panthers

As Israel marks 45 years since the Israeli Black Panthers’ anti-establishment protests, what has been the political relationship between Israel ...

The misinterpretation of 'Jihad'

Roland Laffitte

The misinterpretation of 'Jihad'

Comment: The word has taken on a meaning in the non-Islamic world which undermines centuries of academic and theological struggle, writes Roland ...

Emily Churchill

Use it or lose it: Teaching your children Arabic

Blog: For a new generation of British Arabs, fluency in their family language doesn't always come as easily as one might expect. Here are some ideas for parents.

Mazen Maarouf

Iman Humaydan Younes: Literature and the grip of war

Feature: The Lebanese writer discusses her third novel, and how her writing connects with her personal experiences of war and gender.

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