Fiyaz Mughal
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Fiyaz Mughal OBE is director of Faith Matters, an interfaith and anti-extremist organisation which runs the TELL MAMA anti-Muslim violence helpline. www.faith-matters.org @FaithMattersUK

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The Neo-Conservative Speaker, Douglas Murray, Is Simply Wrong It Comes to British Muslims and Extremism

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2014 | (15:19)

Douglas Murray has been at it again. In a December piece in the Spectator he attacked myself, and others, by suggesting we were opposing the Government's recent Extremism Task Force report. Describing how some are opposed to the 'prevailing common sense' about the need to overcome...

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The Woolwich Killers Must Not Be Allowed to Drive a Wedge Between Communities

(0) Comments | Posted 17 December 2013 | (13:42)

As the jury has just concluded the trial of Michael Adebowale and Adebolaje, we wanted to reflect on their actions and the impacts that they have had within our country. Apart from the brutal murder of a young man on the streets of our capital, these two young people attempted...

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Importing the Sectarianism That Drives the Conflict in Syria - The Case Against the Sectarian Preacher

(2) Comments | Posted 7 July 2013 | (16:53)

About three weeks ago, we were contacted through the TELL MAMA project by a member of the British Shia Muslim community who then went onto send us three links on a Saudi Imam called Mohammed Al-Arifi. (The TELL MAMA project supports victims of anti-Muslim prejudice and we also...

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Do Not Downplay Anti-Muslim Hatred Whether Online or Offline

(285) Comments | Posted 13 June 2013 | (00:00)

The last three weeks have brought out the best and the worst of Londoners. They have also shown us the best of what holds us together in this great metropolis as well as those who seek to divide and undermine community relations. From the murdering grins of the two young...

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A Multicultural Saint

(29) Comments | Posted 23 April 2013 | (00:00)

The picture of our patron saint is not a simple one, says Fiyaz Mughal, as leading faith groups launch a 'St George 4 All' statement.

As St George's Day arrives today, 23 April, many of us will not understand the significance of a saint who is venerated in such places...

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The Rising Scourge of Anti-Muslim Hatred

(436) Comments | Posted 12 March 2013 | (23:00)

A five-year old girl sent flying from the bonnet of a car, left unconscious in the road by a hit-and-run driver. A pregnant woman watching her husband being beaten up by her neighbour's boyfriend, their children terrorised by constant abuse. A family forced from their home in Nottinghamshire, leaving behind...

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Baroness Warsi Was Right - Anti-Muslim Prejudice Seems to Be Increasingly Acceptable

(38) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (12:24)

The Tell Mama project was launched in March 2012 with the key remit of supporting victims of anti-Muslims prejudice and in mapping, measuring and analysing data on anti-Muslim prejudice across the country. We had heard from Muslim communities particularly from Muslim women in various parts of the country,...

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A Fear Within France Which Grows - Muslim and Jewish Relations in the Country

(3) Comments | Posted 30 October 2012 | (13:55)

The invitation I received two months ago was to an interfaith conference between Muslim and Jews in Paris run by the European Jewish Congress and the aims of the session were to discuss issues of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. The conference was therefore based on a seemingly pretty straightforward...

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Faith Hate: The EDL Targets Faith Communities for New Recruit

(22) Comments | Posted 25 September 2012 | (16:49)

The recent launch of the Faith Hate report by Faith Matters, the organisation that I head, highlights the continuing attempts by the far-right English Defence League (EDL) to manipulate local tensions between faith communities in our country.

As our research shows, the...

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Depressing Picture Emerges of Muslim Women Under Increasing Harassment From White EDL Supporters

(208) Comments | Posted 9 July 2012 | (12:51)

So what do Muslim women, white men between 20 and 50, EDL sympathisers, and the desire to wear a head covering and face veil have in common?

Sounds a bizarre set of circumstances but there is a strand that links them together.

Anti-Muslim prejudice has been something that Muslim...

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