Islamophobia is a problem in Europe certainly, but Trump's reckless hatred and stupidity is just as worrying for most Europeans. Trump may have retreated from his policy, but it is already set in stone; if the people of America elect Trump this November, they will be the nervously laughing stock of the world.
This stay in Iceland lead me to reflect upon the efficiency of some policies seen on the continent and in the UK. The Icelandic approach seems to be the polar opposite of the suspicion-based politics and systematic monitoring of Muslims. I believe that if governments were truly working with its citizens as in Iceland, the issues linked to xenophobia or extremism would be far less prominent.
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.
Although I did not vote for him on Thursday, I have only one thing to say to Sadiq Khan: "Congratulations, Mister Mayor, on a large, clean and classy win!"
On May 5th members of the public will vote for their new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the South Wales area. Ahead of the vote Swansea MEND,...
Zac Goldsmith is also pally with his former brother in law, Imran Khan. A Pakistani former cricketer and politician who has, in his work as opposition leader, negotiated with the Taliban many times. This then makes Zac Goldsmith surely a graver threat (by proxy) to UK security than MP Sadiq Khan.
After all, there will not be a whole country, a whole city or whole community greater than the sum of its parts, unless most citizens of the UK and Wales in particular feel that this land is theirs - ours and that we are in it, of it and willing to know it.
According to a poll recently carried out by Channel Four and presented by Trevor Philips last night I find that apparently I may be accepting of my hu...
What's my offence - am I neglecting my prayers, or not eating halal meat? Allow me to first tell you how I came into my faith and practice it today, and then judge for yourself.
Leaflets calling for the killing of Ahmadi Muslims have been found in a mosque in south London. The literature in question stated that Ahamdi Muslims should face death or 'capital punishment' if they refuse to convert to mainstream Islam.
Personally, I have little hope for the older generation of Muslims who have inherited over a century of anti-Ahmadi propaganda. Rather, it is my generation I have some hope for. With the knowledge available from the internet and the increased visibility of Ahmadis in society, perhaps they can look past the myopia of many of their forefathers.
Imagine something dear to you. Imagine something that defines you. Imagine something that is your identity. Imagine it being the essence of your life...
People like me, a Muslim boy who felt FGM was not my concern, are slowly waking up to the fact that FGM is everybody's business. Grooming is also everybody's business. Radicalisation is also abuse, and it is everybody's business. And because it is everybody's business, it is our duty to fight it - and to protect vulnerable young people.
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...
Instead of worrying about the spread of ISIS, we need more uplifting spirits. We must remember that we are the majority. Individually we may not be able to do a lot, but collectively we have the power to make a difference. It is up to us to filter through the sea of fear-mongering and ignorance and make a stand for the oppressed, regardless of race or gender.
Don't expect Muslim to explain what happened in Brussels any better than non-Muslims; but that does not mean that Muslims can wash our hands of trying to find solutions to stop people from misusing our God to cause carnage.