Fiyaz Mughal

Why Can't We Say What Is Patently Obvious? That Islamist Extremism Has Gone Unchecked For Far Too Long

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

After Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge, the real issue is this: will we finally see a robust challenge to Islamist groups or will they be allowed to undermine trust between our police, the Government and our State, thereby making us more vulnerable? For far too long they have run amok framing themselves as David against the Goliath of Government. The reality is that Goliath has been asleep for far too long. Now it must be shaken from its slumber.

After Terrorist Attacks, Blaming, Abusing And Attacking Innocent Muslims Simply Supports Islamist Extremism

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Sadly, we have picked up a significant and measurable spike in anti-Muslim hate incidents in Greater Manchester and across the country. Communities have come out in solidarity with each other and against terrorism and extremism. We need to challenge extremism, break the networks of the bombers and disrupt their activities at every turn. Let us also remember that we have to ensure that we collectively tackle anti-Muslim hatred when it rears it head after major Islamist terrorist attacks. If we don't and racists and bigots carry on with their actions, they are re-enforcing the very strategy that Islamist extremists want. That of division, increased vulnerability and the manipulation of young minds and we cannot allow that to happen any more.

Challenging Anti-Muslim Bigotry and Challenging All Forms of Bigotry, Within and Against Muslim Communities

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Our work has supported over 2,000 people nationally since mid-2012 and has also filled a much needed gap for victims of anti-Muslim bigotry. The last three years have been an exhilarating and gruelling set of experiences, where the personal safety of my colleagues and I have been affected.

Tackling Anti-Muslim Hate Must Not Be an Afterthought

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

As we move forward, we call for Police and Crime Commissioners and police forces across the country to place anti-Muslim hate at the heart of their hate crime strategies. No longer can tackling anti-Muslim hate be an appendage or an after-thought on hate crime strategies and it must be placed front and centre with other protected strands so that citizens of our country, who happen to be Muslim, can live their lives free from bigotry

Shifting Sands in Iran Towards Recognition of Minority Faiths

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Over a month ago, a significant shift took place in Iran regarding the status of minority faiths in the country. Before I go into this, Iran recently seemed to dominate my conversation with a young woman that I met by chance at a conference in Central London...

Azerbaijan's Jewish Heritage - A Hidden Gem

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiyaz Mughal

Have you heard of Azerbaijan I asked the interfaith activist? No, was the response back and is that not a place in the East? Another activist blurted out reflexively saying, "isn't it some Russian state?"

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

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

In his latest stomach-churning piece in the Spectator, Murray projects a sense of implicit threat from rising Muslim birth rates and changing demographics. In fact, one really has to ask whether Murray actually has anything constructive to say about Muslims at all.

College Cancels Holocaust Event After Inviting Tommy Robinson

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust told HuffPost UK: “Local Holocaust Memorial Day events are organis...

Death Threats After Anti-Extremism Leader Tweets Mohammed Cartoon

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Muslim director of a think-tank credited with Tommy Robinson's departure from the EDL has received "credible" death threats after tweeting a carto...

Centre-Right Columnists Are Legitimising the EDL

Dr Matthew Feldman | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Matthew Feldman

The English Defence League are wolves in wolves' clothing. Let us not put them in sheep's clothing. The EDL should be treated as a threat to social cohesion, particularly by the mainstream media. Instead of attacking those trying to help journalists, like Charles Moore, ought to think about how to be part of the solution.

'Massive Spike' In Anti-Muslim Hatred Since Woolwich Murder

The Huffington Post Uk | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

Muslim leaders have expressed fears over the "massive spike" in Islamophobic abuse following the butchering of a solider in Woolwich on Wednesday. ...

Jessica Elgot

Muslim Women 'Targeted For Hate Attacks By Far-Right Extremists' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

Far-right extremists are responsible for more than half of all attacks on Muslims, with women increasingly targeted in more than half of all Islamopho...

Jessica Elgot

Blind Faith | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

The English Defence League is exploiting religious tension and historical grievances to recruit religious Christians, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs with anti...