Every day, on my way to work in Gaza City, I see tens of thousands of students going to schools and colleges and I often ask myself the same questions. What future is awaiting these young people? What options do they have?
Co-authored by Tanya Silverman, Against Violent Extremism (AVE) network coordinator With recent news that Lorna Moore has been found guilty of not re...
From murders to planting bombs in mosques should be a concern for everyone in Britain. We should neither tolerate abuse against young girls nor any kind of bigotry against a particular community in Britain. Anti-Muslim prejudice is a matter for everyone who cares about this country and our fair society.
The Swansea says NO to Islamophobia event will take place on March 20th day before the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Over 200 people are expected to attend this event and with the Welsh Assembly election set for May 6th Swansea MEND will be looking to address and work with political parties and candidates to tackle Islamophobia in Wales.
This week, Indonesian brand and e-commerce platform HijUp made an appearance at London Fashion Week. Early in 2015 they took venture funding between $US1 million and $US10 million from a pool of global investors.
This research seems to reinforce the message that regardless of the sectarian or theological differences that exist between Muslims, there are fundamental principles that adherents have and will always will believe in, according to the way of life that they willingly transcribe to.
The Normative Islam Report should not be treated as a definitive representation of the beliefs of mainstream Muslims, but as an insight to what influential British Muslims consider as the basic tenets of their faith.
Have you ever had sheesha with a sumo in Tokyo? I don't do bucket lists - but if you do, write that one down. It's also gonna be my new jive talk - ...
I was speaking at a conference at Tokyo Institute of Technology, which brings a three-year project to an end that was sponsored by ...
Groundbreaking research on Sharia councils in Britain was presented at a debate in the House of Lords on 12th January. Chaired by Labour MP George How...
This Sunday chances are your local mosque will be hoping for a visit from you. It will be "Visit my Mosque" day, a nation-wide event organized by the Muslim Council of Britain on Sunday 7 February in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The problem with the rejectionist proposition is that they wish to throw out the baby with the bath water. You cannot cherry pick aspects of Islam. It appeared during the debate that they were interested only in embracing those aspects of Islam that suits them and rejecting those they disagreed with.
Those in the far-right will be waiting in the wing not only to voice their opposition but also to fill the political void if the opportunity arises. In doing so, those far-right voices will continue to exploit the view that Europe is under siege from an invading Islamic other as it has been - in their minds at least - throughout history.
Like the National Front, British National Party and EDL before it, PEGIDA will fail in its attempt to spread an insidious message of hate that seeks to pit community against community. Birmingham is too strong and united for that.
Let's be clear: wearing a niqab is not regarded as a religious requirement by the vast majority of Muslims. Even in President Rouhani's Iran, women do not cover their faces. It is a cultural tradition with its origins in the Arabian peninsula, exported by preachers who follow the teachings of wahhabism.
The inclusion of Muslim women will take political will, funding to the NGOs that provide vital support, a commitment to listening to Muslim women, and addressing the real problems that confront us: problems of violence, whether in the family, or in the streets. We have been telling the government this for years. But whatever language we speak in, they don't listen to us.