Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
British converts to Islam, Hate Crimes, Discrimination, Islam in Britain, Islam in Liverpool, Sheik William Henry Abdullah Quilliam, Liverpool Moslem Institute
Throughout the existence of the Liverpool Moslem Institute, 1887-1908, there were many incidents of discrimination, intimidation, violence and other acts of hate directed toward the British converts to Islam. This was particularly evident during the first decade after the group’s founding. The band of Muslims, led by Sheik Abdullah William Henry Quilliam, faced continued opposition, be it disruptions of events and religious services, or violent street fighting. This article explores the incidents of hate and discrimination, the milieu in which they occurred, and the reaction of the Muslim community. A brief comparison to the experience of the contemporaneous American Muslim converts also is presented.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs on 03 Mar 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13602004.2017.1294376
Singleton, Brent D., "‘Heave Half a Brick at Him’: Hate Crimes and Discrimination against Muslim Converts in Late Victorian Liverpool" (2017). Library Faculty Publications & Presentations. 39.