UK Islamophobia

Islamophobia Is A 'Non-Word', Says Richard Dawkins

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Richard Dawkins has said Islamophobia is a "non-word" while defending his comments that a Muslim teenager, who was arrested after his clock was mistak...

How a Boy With a Clock Becomes a Terrorist

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Ahmed's story has shed some light onto a culture of Islamophobia that goes far beyond a boy and his clock. Whether or not we have the courage to take the story further remains to be seen.

Islamophobic Hate Crime up 70% in London, Some Thoughts

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Statistics released by the Metropolitan Police reveal that the number of Islamophobic hate crimes in London has increased by 70% in the past year. For...

Islamophobic Crimes Are Up By 70% In The Past Year

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

Hate crimes against Muslims in London has risen by 70% in the past year, police statistics reveal. There were 816 crimes targeting Muslims in the 1...

Let's Help Build a Mosque in Slovakia

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

Slovakia has demonstrated it's sensitive side when the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) called on countries to take an "inclusive approach" to relocation o...

The Prejudice and Discrimination Faced By Islam in the UK

Andre Haylock | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andre Haylock

Humans have always been separated from each other and 'placed' into groups which were always created based on similarities. Unfortunately, these group...

Boris Johnson Defends 'Hate-Crime Hotline'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson has defended a proposed hate-crime reporting hotline, after criticism from groups that provide the same thing already. Johnson was at...

Beyond Islamophobia: Decolonial Fights From An Islamic Perspective

William Barylo | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK
William Barylo

We need to see beyond our wounds. Islam teaches that those who suffer are the best ones to show the way to others. Like Bilal, from victims, we can rise and become guides and teachers.

Remembering the Srebrenica Massacre and a Conversation With a Serbian Convert

Sara Yasmin Anwar | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Sara Yasmin Anwar

The Srebrenica massacre is being commemorated at a time of Islamophobia and when hate crime against Muslims is not uncommon. When tragic events like...

Florida Gun Shop Owner Declares His Business A 'Muslim-Free' Zone

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

"Effective immediately I'm declaring Florida Gun Supply a Muslim-free zone," Andy Hallinan said in a video on his Facebook page. The business owne...

Islamophobia Will Not Make Us Safer?

Bob Morgan | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

More than that though - we should not encourage our leaders to stoke these tendencies in the name of being seen to do something. There are enough problems with some in the media who like to sell newspapers on the back of encouraging mistrust and division - we certainly don't need our political leaders making it worse - no matter how tough their job is right now.

7/7's Legacy on Multiculturalism and Muslims

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

The legacy left by these events has however been more far-reaching than might have been expected, having had something of a profound impact on how we live our everyday lives. From more security checks at airports and the increased monitoring of social media through to the new counter-terror measures requiring public sector workers to play a greater role in combating extremism, and schools being required to teach 'British values', 7/7's impact has been significant.

From Sousse to South Carolina: Confronting the Cycle of Terror

Richard Reoch | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Richard Reoch

Gunmen and bombers left a swathe of death and injury in three terror attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait this weekend. They took the lives of at least 60 people and injured more than 200. As the news poured in, the funerals were taking place of those slain in another crime motivated by hatred and designed to sow terror - the nine people shot in the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Muslim Students Threaten To Sue College After They Were Suspended For 'Complaining About Islamophobia'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Robson | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Three 19-year-old students have threatened to sue their college, claiming they were suspended during their exams for raising awareness about Islamopho...

'What British Values Mate?'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

In light of the debunked Trojan Horse investigation of an alleged "Islamist plot" to take over Birmingham state schools, the passing of the Counter-Te...

ISIS Fanatics Are Whining ... About The Lack of Starbucks Coffee in Mosul

Colin Cortbus | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

An Iraq/Syria-based adherent of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State In Iraq and Al-Sham" terrorist group has been caught out online complaining about 'missing Starbucks' coffee. While seemingly trivial, the complaint actually offers a remarkable and rare insight into the entitled, privileged, westernised and deeply selfish mindset of ISIS's followers.

These Muslim Girls Have Written Epic Yearbook Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Johnson | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

These witty Muslim girls have added some serious pizzazz to their yearbook with some hilarious quotes. In a society where women in Islam are so of...

'Islamophobic' Coke Can Incident On Plane Sparks United Airlines Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK

United Airlines is being boycotted by people who were appalled after a woman was reduced to tears by an alleged 'Islamophobic' incident on a flight. ...

Buddhists, Traffickers Trigger Tragedy at Sea

Richard Reoch | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK
Richard Reoch

In sharp contrast to attacks by Burma's Buddhists, poor fishermen are pulling the victims to safety Most people think Buddhists are harmless. They p...

Teacher Banned For Telling Pupils 'Muslims Worship The Devil'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after telling his students he was allergic to Muslims, and they worshipped the devil. Reveren...

French Muslim Teenager Banned From School For Wearing A Skirt

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Johnston | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim teenager wearing a black skirt was sent home from her school in France after being told she was violating the country's policy on secular clo...

Charlie Hebdo Deserves the PEN Honour and Why the Critics are Wrong

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Karthick Ram Manoharan

What the liberal-left is practicing here is a worse form of Islamophobia - the fear of offending Muslim extremists. And White writers assuming that all Muslims get offended by Hebdo's cartoons - as if there are no secular, sober and sane individuals and political movements in the so-called Muslim world - is also a form of racism.

Conservative? Discriminated Against? Vote Labour!

Otto Squire | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Otto Squire

Election season brings out the worst in people. We turn a blind eye to our politicians as they rummage through dirty laundry, hoping for something gross. Some of us even salute them for it (their courage, strength and indefatigability). But all I see are shameless perverts - looking for panties to sniff. But even in this this toxic atmosphere, one group gets it worse than others.

24 Reasons Why We Should Challenge Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A campaign to challenge Islamophobia at Warwick University in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks has been started by education officer Maahwish Mir...

Racists on Trains and the Silence of the Bystander

Gabriel Webber | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Gabriel Webber

History's worst acts of evil all happened amidst the silence of the bystander. Ms Nagesh is most unwise to encourage her readers to keep quiet when they witness acts of hatred.