This 20 minute Teachers TV documentary is an excellent exploration of the effects of Islamophobia featuring testimonies from young people and top footballers.
Looking at Muslim communities in Britain in the aftermath of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks, Muslim school children give their accounts of the intimidation they have suffered in recent years due to the rise of Islamophobia. The film helps learners to understand the personal experience of Muslim children and young people including what it feels like to be given dirty looks on public transport.
Footballers talk about the effects on Muslim players following the terrorist attacks. Well known footballers including Thierry Henri, Frederick Kanouté, Kolo Touré, Ahmed Hossam, and Didier Drogba speak about how a team game such as football helps to unite all religions and nations.
There is also an account from a Glaswegian man who survived a racially motivated attack in the aftermath of 7/7.
This resource is intended to combat racism by improving learners' understanding of the historical and current political climate, which have enabled Islamophobia to flourish, and helps to challenge ignorance and prejudice. Further teaching materials that could be used alongside this resource to encourage students to explore how sport can counter racism can be found here http://www.racismnoway.com.au/classroom/webquests/1.html