UK Hijab

Why I Created the #LifeOfAMuslimFeminist Hashtag

Noorulann Shahid | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noorulann Shahid

In the week after the hashtag was created, I received a lot of positive and supportive feedback from non-Muslim feminists who have found it to be quite insightful and eye-opening. If you have time, I'd encourage you to scroll through the hashtag yourself...

Most Muslims Don't Like Women To Dress Like This

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

The burqa has little to no support in any Muslim country, with the vast majority believing women should only cover their hair and not their faces, a n...

The Hip-and-Happening Online Disagreement About the #Mipsterz Video

Nabila Pathan | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nabila Pathan

In trying to figure out whether the women depicted in the video are cool or whether cool is degrading/objectifying the Muslim female identity, we're clearly in a spin this week.

'I Don't Think They Understand Just How It All Feels' - Understanding Experiences of Anti-Muslim Hate on British Muslim Women

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Instead of talking about or for Muslim women, our research puts the voices of Muslim women front and centre: to give voice to their silent and overlooked stories of discrimination, bigotry and hate, stories that for many are far too real aspects of their everyday lives. More real that is than the newspaper headlines asking whether to ban or not ban the 'burqa'.

Jessica Elgot

Women Most Likely To Be Targets Of Islamophobia

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Muslim women are more likely to be targets for Islamophobia than men, with 80% targeted for wearing the hijab, a new study has found The University...

Muslim School Claims Unfair Treatment Over Hijab Complaints

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

A Muslim free school which discriminated against women and required staff to cover their hair has said it is seeking legal advice over the way it has ...

Blanket Ban of Niqab Not Necessary

Nehad Ismail | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

I am definitely against the niqab for a variety of reasons: Many people see it as a visual proof of subordination of females. People in the United Kingdom see it as a rejection of British culture and refusal to integrate. One is tempted to ask why they don't choose to live in an Islamic country and enjoy their Hijabs and Niqabs unhindered and unnoticed.

Teachers Protest 'Hijab Dress Code' At Muslim Free School

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

A Muslim free school has reportedly insisted staff, including non-Muslims, sign new contracts insisting they wear hijabs. The Derby Telegraph repor...

#LFW Dominated by the Niqab

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

We're not always going to understand everything straight away and we don't always need to, celebrate difference and appreciate the fact that it exists in Britain. To live in a tolerant society is not to stamp down but it's to be able to accept those exact things when they're not harming you.

There Is No Compulsion in Islam to Wear the Niqab

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Shamim Chowdhury

If the accusation is that the banning of the niqab goes against religious freedom, the foremost question must be whether the niqab itself has any kind of theological basis. Until now there has been no compelling evidence to suggest that it has, and this is what appears to have got lost in the debate.

Calls For Nick Clegg To Wear The Veil In Public

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Comedy

A majority of Liberal Democrats support the wearing of the veil in public when it comes to Nick Clegg, a new survey shows. The poll of Lib Dem memb...

An Open Letter to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Like It or Not, Niqab Ban Is Racist

Afroze Zaidi-Jivraj | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Afroze Zaidi-Jivraj

Dear Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, I feel compelled to write this letter in response to your recent article in the Independent addressing the topic of veiled Muslim women. The fact that such views were given space in the Independent is disappointing enough, but that they were made out as some sort of defence of Islam (the right kind of course, "progressive Islam") is even worse.

'Some Things Can't Be Covered': Saudi Arabia's First Anti-Domestic Abuse Advert

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued its first anti-domestic abuse advert. The advert features a hijab-clad woman – with just her eyes visibl...

Justin Bieber Fans 'Convert To Islam' To Win Concert Tickets

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

Five teenage girls have unwittingly taken part in a spoof TV show which saw them “convert to Islam” in order to receive Justin Bieber concert tick...

'Hijab Should Be As Welcome In England As Bangers And Mash'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

The hijab should be as welcome as "bangers and mash" in England, a coalition of religious groups and campaigners have said, in an appeal for unity to ...

French Court Ruling Reignites 'Laicite' Vs Headscarf Debate

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

France's distinctive take on secularism is once again making headlines. A sacred virtue of the ‎Republic, it is unquestionable within the hexagon where political careers are built on its defence. ‎But a recent case is causing controversy.

'Femen Are True Feminists But They Have Insulted Muslims': Topless Tunisian Activist Amina Tyler Speaks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Amina Tyler: Topless Tunisian Protester Tells Femen She Was Beaten, Kidnapped & Drugged By Her Family (VIDEO) A Tunisian activist, who was ...

Topless in the Country of Hijab?

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Inna Shevchenko

So, sisters, (I prefer to talk to women anyway, even knowing that behind them are bearded men with knives). You say to us that you are against Femen, but we are here for you and for all of us, as women are the modern slaves and it's never a question of colour of skin.

'Sisters, Until The Moment There Are No Stones, Bullets Or Blood In Your Religion, We Will Fight It'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

UPDATE: 'Femen Are True Feminists But They Have Insulted Muslims': Topless Tunisian Activist Amina Tyler Speaks In the wake of the "topless jihad" ...

'We Want To Expose Femen For The Islamophobes & Imperialists They Are!': Muslimah Pride Step Up

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

UPDATE: 'Femen Are True Feminists But They Have Insulted Muslims': Topless Tunisian Activist Amina Tyler Speaks'Sisters, Until The Moment There Are ...

(WATCH) FEMEN Inspires Topless Protest Against Hijab In Sweden

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Warning: The video and images in this article contain nudity Iranian activists inspired by feminist group FEMEN have taken to the streets of Stockh...

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

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
Fiyaz Mughal

This Coalition Government has made a bold step in trying to counter hate crimes through better community based information. It has supported the Tell Mama project and realises the far reaching consequences of anti-Muslim prejudice

Parents Sue School For Banning Nine-Year-Old From Wearing Hijab

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

A Muslim family is to sue a Greek Orthodox School in Croydon after it refused to allow their nine-year-old daughter to wear a headscarf - arguing that...

'Leftie Multicultural Cr*p' it Was Not - But Did the Opening Ceremony Give Us the Legacy of Diversity That We Need?

Malory Nye | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Malory Nye

The 2012 London Olympic games were born in the melting pot of multiculturalism. As we were reminded on Friday, the tragedy of 7/7 happened on the day after the announcement of the success of the London bid. The London games arrived in 2005 with the London bombings. Thankfully, we have come a long way since then.

The Sexual Exploitation of Underage White Girls: If It's Not About Race What Is It About?

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Race crime has been in the headlines again. This time, two reports of men from predominantly Muslim communities, sexually exploiting and raping underage white girls.