Ayesha Kazmi

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Home Office Stop and Search Policy Consultation Submission

In The Political on 29/03/2012 at 16:20

As a part of a grander body of research, chapter two of our fuller report is intended to explore how counter terrorism broadly affects Britain, as opposed to the misleading idea that counter terrorism only affects British Muslims, has been submitted to the UK Home Office for a policy consultation on counter terrorism stop and search.

Philip Brennan’s and my research found that counter terrorism stop and searches, as defined by Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (now suspended and replaced by Section 47A), disproportionately targeted ethnic minorities, especially the black community. To be specific, in looking at 187,671 stop and searches between 2008 and 2009 in all of London, including stops and searches conducted both by City Police Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday AmericanPaki!

In The Political on 16/03/2012 at 22:15

Today marks 1 year since I started my blog AmericanPaki.

This blog piece is to acknowledge my readers and followers. The year has been absolutely incredible and has far exceeded my expectations.

I started AmericanPaki as a relatively simple and experimental concept. From that, its scope has broadened farther than what I had ever expected. I have my readership to thank!

Many of you have noticed and commented that I have not been as active on AmericanPaki as of late. There is a very good reason for this that I shall now explain to all of you. Read the rest of this entry »