Islamophobia

Beyond an Outcry on Islamophobia, It Is Time We 'Catch the Bull by the Horns'

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In the midst of continuous negative portrayal of Muslims, there seems to be genuine fear in wider society that 'Islamist aliens' are taking over this island. Whilst many Muslims feel under siege and tend to think they are probably subject to a 'McCarthyite' witch hunt, others still question Muslims' place in this land and if they are part of a 'Trojan Horse' entryist plot. Both these assertions are wild.

Hiding Anti-Muslim Bigotry Behind 'Free Speech' Won't Work

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Why is it that there's outrage when newspapers are racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic, but not when they're Islamophobic? Why the double standard?

New Report Exposes Apparent Anti-Muslim Bias of Charity Commission

Salman Butt | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK
Salman Butt

The report mentions that Muslim charities have been disproportionately affected by investigations from the Commission since the appointment of Shawcross, with 38% of all disclosed investigations initiated between 1st January 2013 and 23rd April 2014 being on Muslim charities.

Hating Islam Is Not Similar to Racism, Andrew Brown

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

The Guardian's Andrew Brown should apologise for equating hatred of Islam with hatred of "black people".

Andrew Brown: Hating Islam Means Hating Muslims

John Sargeant | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

To hate a religion according to Andrew Brown is to hate religious believers. To the point you want to make them victims. My hatred of religion for endorsing slavery makes me apparently hate modern religious believers, which is equivalent to rascism.

Why Are Muslim Charities Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Abdurahman Sharif | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Abdurahman Sharif

What is even more alarming is that this type of 'prejudiced' open source information is then stored by software used by banks and other interested parties to monitor charities and assess risks involved with running accounts for them.

Why I Quit the Government's Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

In spite of recent suggestions that the group had strengthened the evidence base relating to anti-Muslim prejudice through 'academic research', the harsh reality is somewhat different. In fact there has been no 'academic research' to have emerged from the group, let alone funded by it or indeed government.

This Video Shows How Canadians React To Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

A Canadian social experiment that set out to expose any prejudice against Muslims following last weeks’ attack in Ottawa has instead showcased the c...

When Did Patriotism Become Synonymous With Persecution?

Jake Warren | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jake Warren

Nationalism, patriotism and conservatism (with a small c) are principles that have been influential throughout British History. They have helped shape our sense of identity and define our culture, despite the argument as to what that exactly constitutes.

No Apology: Islam and ISIS, a Contradiction

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

The fact of the matter is that Muslims have always spoken out against groups like ISIS. Yet it is worth noting that after these extremist groups act, Muslims across the globe (and in particular the Western world) are left stranded in the centre of an imperial dichotomy which labels them according to "fundamental" and "moderate" Muslims.

Don't Blame Radicalisation on Britain's Mosques

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

An unfortunate but perhaps inevitable consequence of the growing numbers of young British men travelling to Syria or Iraq to join ISIS is that the communities from which they hail will at best be scrutinised for answers, and at worst be blamed for playing a part in their radicalisation.

NUS Votes Against Condemning ISIS ... Because That Would Be 'Islamophobic'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has been widely mocked after it voted against a motion to reject Islamic State (IS) - because it would be "Islamophobic...

Affleck v. Harris and the Different Shades of Islamophobia

Afroze Zaidi-Jivraj | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Afroze Zaidi-Jivraj

I never thought I would live to write the words that will follow, but here goes. I am grateful to Ben Affleck. Not particularly for his outrage or his insights on Bill Maher's show, which, albeit entertaining, were not exactly all that insightful, but more so for bringing a particular brand of Islamophobia to the attention of the world - the kind peddled by we-love-liberalism-ers like Bill Maher and Sam Harris.

Jack Sommers

The Sun's Stand Against Islamophobia Is A Welcome Change From These 6 Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

The Sun has come out all guns blazing today against Islamic State (IS) - but this time with great emphasis on sympathy for British Muslims, a group it...

'Ben Affleck Would Be Beheaded In A Heartbeat By These ISIS Animals'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

Following Bill Maher and Ben Affleck’s heated row about Islam, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly has made his feelings on the subject known too. S...

Identifying the Real Cause of Terrorism

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

nstead of identifying the true root of extremist ideology, one that pushes a tiny fringe toward violence, the Western mindset chose to stare the problem in the eye and then look the other way. The real problem only needs a little deduction...

Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Soars In The Capital

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

Muslim hate crime in London has shot up by almost 65% in twelve months, with spikes in violence linked not to Islamic State beheadings, but to inciden...

Mehdi Hasan And Jonathan Freedland Talk Anti-Semitism And Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics

Watch the Huffington Post UK's political director Mehdi Hasan, who is Muslim, and Guardian executive editor Jonathan Freedland, who is Jewish, discuss...

A Chief Rabbi-Type Figure in Muslim Communities May Well Be Part of the Solution

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

As long as Muslim communities do not have the equivalent to a Chief Rabbi, sadly, there will be a space in the social sphere which will be filled by those who are less interested in the welfare of Muslim communities, and more interested in making a name for themselves. Now is the time to grab this challenge with both hands.

Mehdi Hasan

Moeen Ali Interview: 'I Am A Muslim, Yes, But I Am Also Very English'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

In an exclusive and very personal interview, the new star of England cricket, Moeen Ali, talks to Mehdi Hasan about sport, faith and being Bri...

This Article Thinks Gingers Are More Attracted To Islamic Extremism

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK

Right-leaning news site Breitbart has published a story that tenuously argues redheaded men and women are most likely to be attracted to Islamic extre...

Why Everyone Should Read the Qur'an in Plain English

Shihab S Joi | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

Thing is, they're not entirely wrong: there are plenty of instances of hatred, bigotry and hissy fits, but there is also much love, tolerance and, goddamit, beauty. To get it, you absolutely have to read it as a narrative rather than a pick 'n mix of copy and paste.

The 2014 Muslim Jewish Conference: An Ambitious, Daring and Unforgettable Week

Ben Kasstan | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK
Ben Kasstan

The conference followed intense threats to religious freedom, such as the recent ban on religious slaughter in Denmark as well as the far-right's shameful resurgence across the European Union.

Charlotte Meredith

Mehdi Hasan Slams The British Press For Encouraging Islamophobia

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

Sections of the British press are encouraging Islamophobia and publishing "brazen lies" that exacerbate community tensions, one of the UK's leading Mu...

Video Captures Moment Jewish Vigilantes Attack Palestinian Protesters In Violent Paris Clashes

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Fears are growing that the Middle East crisis could spiral into violent clashes across Europe, with Jewish activists and pro-Palestinian groups fighti...