Tim Black

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Tim Black in 2010

Tim Black is associated with the libertarian anti-environmental LM network in that he is deputy editor of Spiked,[1] and also writes for Culture Wars, has spoken at the Battle of Ideas, the Manifesto Club and the Brighton Salon and has adjudicated for Debating Matters.

He has been a researcher at the Times Educational Supplement and an online copywriter. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Sussex.

The 'myth' of Islamophobia

After the November 2015 Paris terror attacks, Black argued in a Spiked Online article that concerns about increased Islamophobia in such contexts was not borne out by reality. He wrote:

"And yet the backlash, Islam's night and no doubt day of broken glass, never arrives. There never is an anti-Muslim pogrom. There never is a mass eruption of spitting, niqab-renting hatred. Some nasty graffiti and unpleasant tweets, yes; perhaps, lamentably, a fire at a mosque; and even the odd, isolated physical attack on Muslim for no other reason than the fact he or she is a Muslim. But the actual anti-Muslim backlash, the actual fulfilment of Islamaphobia proponents' wet nightmares, the actual mass assault on each and every Muslim.... it continues to lack reality.' [2]



  1. "Articles by Tim Black", Spiked website, accessed 2 May 2010
  2. Tim Black, AFTER PARIS: THE MYTH OF ISLAMOPHOBIA, spikedonline, 16 November 2015, accessed 24 January 2018