London, 31st March 2015
"My line manager wrote in her referral, "K has reported that proprietary shampoos make the condition (eczema) worse and therefore she does not wash her hair very often. This is causing a significant odour and is not conducive to working within the team room" (...) The most malicious team member opened a window in a symbolic gesture, accused me of disrespecting the team, and said I had 'run out of excuses.'" - Testimony from a woman discriminated at work due to her association with Islam, The Equal Rights Review, Volume 14.
Rising religious intolerance and attacks across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and the negative, and often over-simplistic, reaction of the media and opposing movements has heightened and created divisions, tensions and discrimination among, and against, communities globally.