UK Islamophobia

Visit Your Mosque This Sunday

Richard Reoch | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Richard Reoch

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.

Choose Hope Over Hate: Why PEGIDA Isn't Welcome in Birmingham

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

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.

Sorry Mr Cameron But We Do Not Need Your English Classes and We Are Not Extremists!

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

David Cameron wrote an article in the Times that I found absurd, inaccurate and Islamophobic. In his article Cameron suggested that concerns of forc...

Man Arrested After Pig Heads Placed Outside Islamic School

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

A man has been arrested in connection with the dumping two pig heads outside an Islamic girls' school in Lancashire. The heads were left at the gat...

My Hair Is Pink Under This Veil

Rabina Khan | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

A long time ago, my father taught me that there is one identity that surpasses all others - the human identity. Both, in terms of us as individuals, and in terms of how we relate to one another as one people. If there is to be any leading British value, it should be the freedom to express that identity in the way we choose.

Congratulations to the Media and Politicians for Helping Demonise Muslims!

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

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.

Richard Dawkins Hits Out At Journalist's 'Islamophobia' Accusation

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

Richard Dawkins has hit out at claims he angrily walked away from an interview with a Muslim journalist because of his faith. He tweeted a response...

Muslim Schoolgirl Branded 'Terrorist' Gives Moving Speech About Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Newcastle schoolgirl who was branded a "terrorist" by fellow students in the wake of the Paris attacks has spoken out against Islamophobia in a movi...

'Racist' Signs Criticised For Banning Muslims From Italian Village

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

An Italian village council sparked fury after erecting large road-signs warning anyone who enters the hamlet to respect its “deep Christian traditio...

Muslims' Participation in Public Life: Isolation, Extremism or Entryism?

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

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.

Women 'Punched And Kicked Muslim Woman Off London Bus In Hate Crime'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK

A woman was punched in the head and kicked into the street in a violent Islamophobic attack on a London bus which police are treating as a hate crime....

Britain Must Not Give in to Islamophobia

Qari Asim | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Qari Asim

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 ...

Murray Offers Perspective On America's Rising Tide Of Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.12.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK – As Republican presidential candidates fall over themselves to fearmonger about Muslims following last month's Paris attacks and the recen...

This Student's Response To Donald Trump Wanting To Ban Muslims From America Is Just Perfect

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Donald Trump has called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, as many apparently nurse a "hatred" towards the country. Many have been tw...

We Have Much to Thank the Rain For

Richard Reoch | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

Our local mosque has just been saved by the rain. A young man in a white hoodie tried to set it ablaze. He was captured on CCTV tossing a gallon of fuel and a lighted torch paper into the grounds and then escaping on a moped.

People In London Are Responding In A Tragically Predictable Way To Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK

Islamophobic offences in London have soared in the wake of the Paris attacks. Shocking figures from the Metropolitan Police revealed that incidents...

When It Comes to Arson Attacks on a Mosque, We Are All Muslims

Caroline Russell | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

We live in a tinder-box world of fear and uncertainty, as the Muslim communities who have suffered a threefold increase in hate crimes since Paris know as well as anyone. In such times, we should all be grateful for people like Mohammed Kozbar, who see the value for all of us in living side by side in peace.

Muslim Student Punched In The Face In Birmingham City Centre For 'Wearing A Hijab'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim teenager was punched in the face in broad daylight for "wearing a hijab", and the attack in Birmingham has left the student too scared to wal...

Why I Wrote to the Editor of 'The Sun' Over Their 'One in Five Muslims' Story

Shabana Mahmood | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Shabana Mahmood

Why did The Sun chose to misreport in this way? What was so important that they wanted to say 1 in 5 Muslims support IS rather than British Muslims are only marginally more likely than the rest of the population to have sympathy for those who go and fight in Syria? And I feel deeply uneasy about the likely answer...

Burkas Banned In Swiss Region, But Other Face Coverings Are Still Allowed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

Women who wear a burka or niqab in a region of Switzerland will face a fine of up to £6,500. Ticino's parliament approved the law on Monday, there...

A Compelling Headline Is No Excuse for Front Pages Like The Sun's

Simon Danczuk | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

The Sun may have hoped Monday's front page would encourage the kind of frank and open debate that Sadiq Khan was calling for. Instead they have risked furthering the cultural division which prevents this kind of dialogue from happening.

What Happened When A Muslim Schoolboy Stood In The Cold For Two Hours Offering Free Hugs To 'Combat Islamophobia'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim schoolboy from Nottingham stood in the cold for two hours offering free hugs to strangers to show "not all Muslims are terrorists". Yusf P...

Refugees, Terrorists and the Ugly Truthiness

Andrea Mann | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Andrea Mann

It is, incredibly, exactly 10 years since the word 'truthiness' first appeared, courtesy of Stephen Colbert. I know this because I didn't just feel it to be true - I looked it up... And 10 years later, the ugly truthiness is back.

Latest UK Islamophobic Attack Figures

Nick Harding | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Harding

New figures released last week show that attacks on Muslims are rising across the UK. Research carried out by NGO MEND was presented to Peers and MPs...

A Hijabi Londoner in Paris

Ayisha Malik | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Ayisha Malik

Since the horrific attacks last Friday I've seriously been thinking about what my hijab means. I first wore it because I believed it was the spiritual thing to do. After many years, a little more knowledge and a diverse group of friends I wonder how spiritual the practice actually is.