This is the 3rd episode of our Roots of Hatred series, and is titled “The Blood Libel”. Hear from volunteer presenters Valerie Emmott, Danyal Laskar and Madge Dresser, as they continue their series on Radio Salaam Shalom.
With the recent rise of the far-right in the UK and European elections, what’s the uneasy balance between democracy, free speech and hate speech? Does this say anything about intolerances and scapegoats in our modern world? How far back does Islamophobia go? Did anti-Semitism start in similar ways? What’s the story of the Saracen’s Head? How does a piece of ceramics found in a 21st century city centre development reveal the respect earned by Muslim leader Saladin in 12th century Bristol?