Being Muslim at the moment in Britain isn't easy. In fact at times its isolating, tiring and frustrating.
The consequence of this portrayal was written on the wall in bold and brightly coloured letters: Muslims will become victims of terrible crimes motivated by racism and Islamophobia if this media onslaught continues. The media did not pay heed to those warnings, and that has happened, exactly as it was predicted.
Can we improve the education of true Islamic values in Muslim countries? What drives extremist interpretations of Islam in the first place? And how should we tackle the socio-political causes of radicalisation?
I have fond memories of Pakistan. Still fresh to me are the rich fragrances of its aromatic food, the heat of a beautiful spring morning and the unquantifiable potential of its people. In many ways it has all the ingredients to become a heaven on earth.
I have always believed that the battle against Islamophobia cannot be won by guns but through radical transformation of knowledge and promotion of mutual understanding and I will not spare any time or effort until I see Muslims accepted as equal citizens in our country.
The rise in Islamophobia has become more prevalent recently. By way of example, a newspaper columnist recently wrote and an Australian politician also said that Muslims become terrorists because of the Islamic teaching of Jihad and other commandments of Islam...
In the name of multiculturalism, we cannot allow an infantile liberal-Left deny and denigrate all that is radical and emancipatory about Europe. Because only the far-Right, which hates egalitarian European values as much as the Islamists, will be the eventual beneficiary of this.
These men of murder are the symptom of a creed that lies as far away from God as is possible to conceive and do not represent Islam anymore than George Bush, Tony Blair and Halliburton represented Christianity, or ordinary, secular Europeans and Americans when they profited from the bombing of innocent Iraqis.
This weekend, the world marks one month since the horrific attacks in Paris. I am repulsed every time terrorists commit such massacres and cause such ...
This story indeed illustrates one man's prejudice, but also shows plenty of folks are unwilling to allow such prejudice. Properly understood, this story is about working people, on their way home to see their families, who decided not to tolerate one man's intolerance. And that's kind of lovely. And I feel optimistic.
Don't shriek, don't wail, don't be scared. Instead, let people like Mr Trump say their piece, safe in the knowledge that your superior intellect and argumentation will win out in the end. Because I genuinely believe it will.
Next time you'll hear somebody urging to censor free speech out of the fear of giving the platform to hateful views, please point to Donald Trump. How else, if not by allowing someone to speak their mind, would we know that somebody is a complete tool?
Paris, Tunisia, Paris again, Egypt, San Bernardino, Leytonstone - with so many atrocities being committed in its name Islam is struggling for legitimacy. Usurped by misguided ideologues for their own twisted ends one of the world's great monotheistic religions is now seen by many as a touchstone for intolerance, discrimination and prejudice...
Donald Trump, the man who would be King if only all this pesky Democracy got out of his way, carried on his noble attempt to find the lowest point of ...
Trump's rhetoric is increasingly dangerous and divisive. Trump might claim he is simply 'telling it how it is.' That's not true. He is telling it how he sees it, and how he sees it, is not how it is. Trump is harming decent people through some warped sense of reality. And his platform keeps growing. We can't continue to laugh awkwardly. It is time to take the drunk, offensive Uncle to bed.
Let's face it, it's a bit of a shit time for everyone: hijabi, non-hijabi, Muslim, non-Muslim alike. Everyone feels like they have to look over their shoulder for fear of some kind of knife-wielding, tube-pushing, bomb-blowing attack. We are living on the edge of social anxiety.