Innocence of Muslims

French Weekly Publishes 'Halal' Cartoon Life Of Prophet Muhammad

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has published a comic book biography of the life of the prophet Muhammad despite previously sparking internati...

Iran Launches State-Monitored YouTube Clone (But No Gangnam Style In Sight)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Tech

Iran has launched its own version of YouTube in an apparent attempt to curb Google's power within its borders, and control its citizens' access to con...

Christians 'Sentenced To Death' In Egypt For Anti-Muslim Film

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

A court in Egypt has reportedly sentenced to death seven Christians for taking part in an anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims, which caused internati...

Watch: Mehdi Hasan's Full Length 'Right To Offend' Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Politics

On 12 October, the Huffington Post UK's very own Mehdi Hasan, the site's political director, debated Times columnist David Aaronovitch on free speech...

Muslim Hacktivist Group Takes Holiday Break

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Tech

A string of US banks, including Capital One, HSBC and Bank of America, have been hit by denial-of-service attacks recently - but luckily, the Muslim h...

WATCH: 3,500 Anti-Islam Film Protesters Target Google's London HQ

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Around 3,500 Muslims have held a protest outside Google's London HQ demanding the removal of anti-Islam film, Innocence Of Muslims, from YouTube. B...

Mehdi Hasan Debates 'The Right To Offend?'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Politics

Mehdi Hasan, political director of The Huffington Post UK, called for a crackdown on the culture of Islamophobia and argued freedom of speech was not ...

Who is Going to Stop the Fanatics?

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

A Europe, which is withdrawn into itself, and a policy of withdrawal on the part of the American President, in view of the whole world, facilitate foreign-policy adventures and claims of hegemony of various players in the region and its surroundings.

Anti Muslim Video, Insulting Cartoons and Newsweek is This Not Provocation?

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

Following the recent anti Muslim video 'Innocence of Muslims' against the Prophet Muhammad (May peace and blessings be upon him) there has been much debate surrounding the misuse of the term freedom of speech.

Students Hold Naked Protest Against Anti-Muslim Film

EPA/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Filipino students have waded into the protests against anti-muslim film Innocence of Muslims - naked. The students were caught on camera wearing no...

Muhammad Survived Dante's Inferno. He'll Survive a YouTube Clip

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

If I'm honest, I have to say that, listening to your belligerent rhetoric and watching your violent behaviour, I struggle to recognise the Islam in which you profess to believe. My Islamic faith is based on the principles of peace, moderation and mercy.

Iran Restores Access To Gmail After Blocking Google Services

Michael Rundle | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Tech

Iran has restored widespread access to Gmail after it cut its ties to Google in the wake of a controversial anti-Islamic video appearing on YouTube. ...

British Rage: Who Are The Radical And The Violent?

Nick Micinski | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Micinski

Yes, the violent protests in the Middle East are upsetting but so are these equally violent hate crimes in the streets of London and Manchester. Radicalism and violence are not reserved for Muslims; here we see white men (79% of perpetrators of hate crimes were white men) being just as radical and violent.

Calming the Riots

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK
Jamie Bartlett

The riots taking place in many Muslim majority countries are contributing to a growing polarisation between 'the West' and Islam. Three factors mean this will only get worse - and remedy is needed.

Pakistan Government Minister Offers $100,000 For Murder Of Film-Maker

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

A government minister in Pakistan has offered $100,000 bounty for the death of the maker of the 'Innocence of Muhammad' film, which has sparked riots ...

Anti-Militia Protest Sweeps Islamist Militia Out Of Benghazi

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

The militia responsible for the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi on 11 September has been driven out of the city by a popular protest. Ansar al...

Hundreds Protest Against Anti-Islamic Film In West Midlands

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

Large protests against an anti-Islamic film have taken place across the West Midlands. Hundreds of people gathered in Birmingham city centre and ou...

Nineteen Dead In Pakistan As Anti-Islam Protests Continue

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York and Paul Vale | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

Nineteen people are reported to have died and at least 195 have been injured in clashes in Pakistan, according to officials, as anger over an American...

France Closes Schools Around Globe As It Braces For Cartoon Backlash

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

French schools in up to 20 countries have closed amid fears of a violent backlash against the publication of offensive cartoons of the prophet Muhamma...

Literary Controversies Since the Rushdie Affair

Claire Chambers | Posted 19.11.2012 | Home
Claire Chambers

The British protests against Rushdie's novel and these more recent protests are commonly understood in terms of the free speech versus religious offence argument. But it is important to think beyond this limiting binary to attain a greater degree of intercultural understanding in twenty-first century Britain.

Edinburgh Woman Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

An Edinburgh woman killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan sent a poignant tweet on the day she returned to the country's capital, wondering what wa...

French Magazine Publishes Cartoons Of The Prophet Muhammad

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, less than one year after being firebombed for running similar ca...

Hate Video, Muslim Protests and Dignified Response

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Emotion is running high. Anti-American anger may jeopardise the sensitive and volatile relationship between America and the newly-emerging democracies in the Arab world, so recently birthed during the Arab Spring.

These Imbecilic Riots Must Serve To Strengthen Our Commitment To Freedom

Terry Sanderson | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics
Terry Sanderson

Because of an imbecilic reaction to an equally imbecilic film, there are some commentators in the West who would, apparently, be prepared to fatally compromise the free speech that underpins our democracy.

Socialism and Blasphemy: All Authority Should Be Ridiculed

James Bloodworth | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Politics
James Bloodworth

Instead of unreservedly condemning the violence and defending free expression, however, a number of Western commentators have sunk into a swamp of half-baked liberalism that appears to believe only in the necessity of committing cultural suicide as hastily as possible.