Understanding Islamophobia

Matthew GoodwinIn a piece for the Ballots & Bullets blog on the University of Nottingham website Matthew Goodwin, author of the forthcoming book New British Fascism: The Rise of the BNP, draws our attention to his exchange of views with former Tory MP Paul Goodman at the ConservativeHome blog, which began with Goodwin’s defence of Baroness Warsi and moved on to a more general discussion of Islamophobia and the views British Muslims (see here, here, here and here).

As anyone reading through this debate will find, Matthew Goodwin’s analysis proves superior to Goodman’s in two respects. He actually knows what he’s talking about, and he’s not an anti-Muslim bigot.