‘Suspect Communities’ – Muslim and Irish experiences

On the sixth anniversary of the London bombings, Keith Vaz MP, chair of the Home Affairs select committee, hosted the launch of the report “Suspect communities”? Counterterrorism Policy, the Press, and the impact on Irish and Muslim Communities in Britain at the House of Commons yesterday.

The report examines to what extent and in what ways Irish communities and Muslim communities were represented as ‘suspect’ in public discourse in the two eras researched – the period of the Irish ‘Troubles’and post-9/11. It also examined the similarities and differences in the impact of these representations and counter-terrorism measures on Muslim communities and Irish communities in Britain.

ENGAGE, 8 July 2011