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Muslim in Plain Sight

15 EpisodesProduced by Anisa Khalifa and Khadija KhalilWebsite

Twenty years after 9/11, producers and hosts Anisa Khalifa and Khadija Khalil explore what it meant to come of age in that moment. With a lineup of amazing guests who, like us, grew up Muslim in the shadow of 9/11, we’ll dig into how that changed the trajectories of our lives, and how the experience… read more


At armslength, under a miscroscope with Dr. Khadijah Elshayyal

Dr. Khadijah Elshayyal, Associate Fellow at the Alwaleed Centre (University of Edinburgh) and specialist in contemporary British Muslim history, joins us this episode to trace the changing relationship of British Muslims and the state, before and after 9/11.

Khadijah relives her experience of the day of the 7/7 bombings in London and looks at its impact on counter-terrorism policy, and the initiation of the Prevent strategy. We finish with a discussion on the dark legacies of empire, what "identity politics" really means, and whether we can close the chasm of rights inequalities to claim citizenship - and humanity - on an equal footing, while retaining our Muslim identities.


Muslim Identity Politics: Islam, activism and equality in Britain by Dr. Khadijah Elshayyal (IB Tauris, 2020)

Find Khadijah on Twitter @DrKElshayyal.

Follow us on Twitter. Email us at musliminplainsight@gmail.comSupport the show.

Hosts and Producers: Anisa Khalifa and Khadija Khalil

Editor: Khadija Khalil

Consulting Producer: Paroma Chakravarty

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