Amanj Aziz

Amanj Aziz has a bachelors in Political Science and is an anti-racism activist in Sweden. He is currently undergoing a Masters in Sociology with a special focus on Postcolonial and Critical Race studies at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
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Islamophobia IS Racism

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With the rise of racist parties throughout Europe who attack people of colour*, the term ‘racism’ has been distorted to such a degree that even some of the leaders of these racist parties claim to be “anti-racist” (in the same way the leader of the Swedish Democrats, Jimmie Åkesson, has done). The increasingly hostile situation for Muslims in the West deems it necessary to clarify central concepts and ideas in racism, so that we are able to deal with this issue in the most appropriate manner. RACE The term ‘race’ has a shaky history of definitions. As Bethencourt points out,