UK Extremism

Rise in Hate Crimes Shows Importance of Maintaining Security in Europe - Brexit or No Brexit

Dr Moshe Kantor | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Moshe Kantor

Most importantly we need strong leaders in every country who can enforce these limits, encourage their citizens to live by our European values and be a united force against the hatred and intolerance that is infecting our society.

This Eid We Are Determined to Celebrate Togetherness

Qari Asim | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

Eid marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Celebrated by Muslims in the UK and around the world, it is a time when families and friends come t...

Bangladesh in the Hands of Terrorists

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

The terror attack is a sad way to end this blessed month of Ramadan for the people of Bangladesh. It is a terrible end of so many innocent lives. I feel intensely distressed by these massacres. As an Imam I offer my sincere prayers and condolences for those who have lost their lives in these atrocities. Bangladesh, may God grant you true freedom and shelter from tyranny. May God make you a great nation again.

University of Jihad

Deeyah Khan | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Deeyah Khan

We cannot leave vulnerable young men open to the exploitation of extremists, both for our own security, and their own wellbeing. If we simply see prisons as warehouses, designed to confine, then we should not be surprised if extremists see them in a similar way - as places where they can collect damaged young men for their jihads, and their crusades, wholesale.

The UK's Counter-Terrorism Strategy Is Flawed - Is There an Alternative?

Benjamin David | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Benjamin David

Young people need to have the tools to see the importance of having one's beliefs proportion to the evidence, to see the importance of having an implacable smidgen of scepticism paired to every all-encompassing ideal, and to be readily receptive to having their views challenged whilst, simultaneously, prompt in challenging the views of others in a constructive, accommodating and deeply informed way.

Deafening Silence and the Intolerable Hypocrisy by Liberals and Intellectuals

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

I'm becoming impassive to the inconsistent and selective mantra chanting of Western liberals calling for human rights, rule of law and democracy. They seem to be quick to condemn human rights abuse in certain situations but in others, especially those involving Muslims, they remain curiously silent.

Zac's 'Outrageous' Campaign Attacked By Top Tory

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics

A senior London Tory has slammed Zac Goldsmith's "outrageous" campaign to link Sadiq Khan to terrorism in the Mayoral race. Andrew Boff, the former le...

Why We Need to Work With Women to Prevent Violent Extremism

Baroness Anelay | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Anelay

To defeat extremism, we need women and girls to be empowered. And for women and girls to be empowered, we need to defeat extremism.

The Failure of Prevent: "Protecting" Children From Radicalisation

Julian Vigo | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

The UK's Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has been actively working to educate parents and educators about radicalisation and extremism in the hopes...

Environmental and Religious Extremism: The Raging Fires of our Fragile World

Damir Rafi | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

There are three factors required for a wildfire to occur. The first is an ignition source coming into contact with vegetation. The second is heat, and...

50 Shades of Extremism - Muslims Policing Other Muslims

Shaista Gohir | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Shaista Gohir

Glasgow shopkeeper, Asad Shah, was murdered by another Muslim for what appears to be a religiously motivated crime. Mr. Shah had wished Christians a H...

An Open Letter to the Terrorist

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

As a Muslim let me remind you what God says, "replace evil with something better" and let me tell you that you, the terrorists are solely responsible and your ideas shall be challenged and you shall be defeated!

Will Islamist Extremism Force China To Fight In Syria?

Tanya Silverman | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tanya Silverman

Beijing's involvement in the Syrian conflict (seemingly, the "world's conflict") has so far concentrated on military and financial support to Bashar al-Assad. But, the People's Republic of China's reluctance to join the fight is being tested by reports of Muslim Uighur's making their way to join the multi-national ranks of ISIS.

Digital Vigilantism Is the Last Thing We Need in These Tinder-box Times

Caroline Russell | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

The Islington Gazette published a story this week about businesses in my part of North London joining forces with the police to set up a group to shar...

Islamic Extremists 'Preying' On Weak Prisoners, Warns Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron warned on Monday tackling Islamic extremism is the "new front" in prisons, as he set out plans to reform the jail system. Speaking in...

Facebook and an Online Orwellian Dystopia

Christopher J Stewart | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Tech
Christopher J Stewart

The reality we are living with is that violent extremist groups are using mainstream social media platforms to broadcast and amplify their niche, cult-like ideologies, and infiltrate the phones, homes and minds of the vulnerable and disillusioned.

2016: The Beginning of The End of Prevent

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Speaking to The Guardian's Owen Jones last week, journalist Peter Oborne described how a "soft apartheid towards Muslims" was emerging in Britain. His...

Bacha Khan University Attack and the Relationship between ISIS and TTP

Qari Asim | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

Militants have once again raided an educational institution in northwest Pakistan. The attack at Bacha Khan University has seen over 21 people killed and many injured after the militants stormed the University campus. The militants were met with resistance from security forces and after a period of intense gun fighting, the situation was brought under control.

Sorry Mr Cameron But We Do Not Need Your English Classes and We Are Not Extremists!

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

David Cameron wrote an article in the Times that I found absurd, inaccurate and Islamophobic. In his article Cameron suggested that concerns of forced...

Muslim School In East London Had Books 'Promoting Stoning People To Death'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

A Muslim school in east London has failed an Ofsted inspection after investigators found books in its library that promote "inequality of women and pu...

Be More British, Speak More English, Dress Like This - Another Normal Week for British Muslim Women

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

A forceful and vengeful political vehicle that seeks to differentiate, demarcate and subsequently discriminate against Muslims and their communities this week's political approaches and their appropriation of British Muslim women are little different.

Nicky Morgan Denies Signs Of Child Radicalisation Are Just Typical Teenage Behaviours

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The government has defended advice issued to parents and teachers to help protect children from radicalisation online, after criticism that many of th...

Don't Link Muslim Women Who Don't Speak English To Extremism, Cameron Warned

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

David Cameron has been accused of conflating education with radicalisation after announcing a £20m fund to improve the English skills of Muslim women...

Cameron Tells Muslim Women To Learn English - After Ditching English Classes

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been criticised announcing a £20 million fund for women to learn English - despite cutting a £45 million English language programm...

Congratulations to the Media and Politicians for Helping Demonise Muslims!

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

The consequence of this portrayal was written on the wall in bold and brightly coloured letters: Muslims will become victims of terrible crimes motivated by racism and Islamophobia if this media onslaught continues. The media did not pay heed to those warnings, and that has happened, exactly as it was predicted.