मध्य पूर्व संकट पर ब्रिटिश इरानीयों के बीच पूरी विभाजन है: संघर्षित.

मध्य पूर्व संकट पर ब्रिटिश इरानीयों के बीच पूरी विभाजन है: संघर्षित.

It’s completely divided’: British Iranians torn over Middle East crisis

Escalation of conflict causing tensions within community and fears about war spreading to Iran

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  • 11, Feb, 2024
Jivika Chawla
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‘It’s completely divided’: British Iranians torn over Middle East crisis

The Iranian community in the UK is experiencing profound divisions following the recent escalation of conflict in the Middle East. The deadly attack by Hamas in Israel on October 7th and the subsequent Gaza bombardment have intensified tensions among British Iranians. Negin Shiraghaei, an activist and founder of the Azadi Network, highlighted the stark divide within the community.

Two distinct camps have emerged. On one side, there's a pro-Israel faction, while on the other, many Iranians align themselves with the women, life, and freedom movement, feeling a strong connection to the Palestinian cause. Shiraghaei emphasized the complexity of discussing these issues within a deeply divided society, reflecting a polarization that seems even more pronounced within the Iranian community in the UK, possibly tenfold compared to the general public.

These divisions underscore the challenges of navigating conversations around the Middle East conflict within the Iranian diaspora, reflecting the broader societal divide in the UK. The complexities of allegiances and perspectives make dialogue on these issues particularly challenging within the Iranian community, adding another layer to the already contentious discussions surrounding the conflicts in the region.

मध्य पूर्व संकट पर ब्रिटिश इरानीयों के बीच पूरी विभाजन है: संघर्षित

Jivika Chawla

Jivika Chawla

  • @JivikaChawla