UK Islamophobia

A Muslim Woman's Beach "Fashion Faux Pas"

Nishaat Ismail | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Nishaat Ismail

This may seem like a frivolous debate to have amidst ravaging wars across the globe and unprecedented levels of political uncertainty in Britain and across Europe but lets no longer glaze our words with honey and accept that this policing of Muslim women's attire is symptomatic of an entrenched issue France has with Islam.

We Asked British Muslim Women What They Think Of France's Burkini Ban

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK

A number of beaches in France have barred women from wearing burkinis, in the wake of deadly terror attacks on Nice and a Catholic church in France. F...

Banning the Burqa: Why Germans Get Worked Up About Ladies in Veils

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

But spotting a fully veiled woman at the local IKEA store or the main train station elsewhere in Germany can really get people angry. There's more than one reason as to why burqas, niqabs, hijabs and chadors and the like enrage the regular Joe, or Fritz.

The Confession: The Untold Story Of The "War On Terror"

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

The narrative of the "War on Terror" was crafted through the stories of self, of us and of now, creating a sense of urgency after a crisis, which in our case is the atrocity of 9/11 and provoking us to take action manifested in the "War on terror" by capitalising on our emotions of anger, frustration and despair.

Kelvin MacKenzie's Appeal For Complaints About Fatima Manji Didn't Go As He Planned

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

Ofcom has dismissed a small number of complaints that claimed it was “inappropriate” for journalist Channel 4 Fatima Manji to front coverage of th...

This Festival Brought 30,000 Muslims Together To Condemn Extremism

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK

A festival held in the middle of a field in rural Hampshire brought 30,000 Muslims together to try and tackle extremism. The ‘Jalsa Salana’, which...

Muslim Confronts Man Who Heckled Her During TV Discussion Of Islamophobia

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

A man interrupts an interview I'm doing about Islamophobia...with Islamophobia. My new story on rising Twitter abusehttps://t.co/ppDq8dUn9t— Catrin ...

By Banning The Burkini, The French Are Blaming Muslims

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

At worst, the ban is another example of French institutional Islamophobia. At best, it would seem to be a smokescreen behind which the real reason Corsica is "sitting on a powder-keg" of tensions and violence. And that powder keg would seem to be rather more about Corsican nationalists than Muslims or those of North African origin.

The Hijab: More Than Just a Piece of Cloth

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

The hijab worn by Muslim women is still regarded by many as a problematic ideological symbol; thereby making many women vulnerable to discrimination, harassment, and violence. Islamophobia that is spreading in some parts of the world should be scrapped because, as a religion, Islam is the same as other dominant religions in the world; namely, one that respects differences. Would it not be boring if everyone was uniform in their beliefs?

Why Muslim Women Need to Switch Off 'Polite Mode'

Hanan Issa | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Hanan Issa

As a Muslim woman, at some point in your life, you will have come across the idea that a good Muslim woman does not get aggressive, angry, or allow he...

Rod Liddle Slapped Down For Claim Muslim Reporter Chosen To Provoke In Nice Report

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK

Channel 4 News’ editor has corrected a claim by Rod Liddle that the programme chose a Muslim woman to front coverage of the Nice terror attacks to a...

Ex-Sun Columnist Defends Kelvin MacKenzie With Rant On Hijabs And Lynching

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK

A former Sun columnist has leapt to the defence of Kelvin MacKenzie, describing the hijab as a “stupid scarf” and saying Channel 4 only used a Mus...

Channel 4's Fatima Manji Hits Back At Kelvin MacKenzie - And She's Not Pulling Any Punches

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK

The Muslim journalist derided by Kelvin MacKenzie for reporting on a terror attack in Nice has branded him “ill-informed, racist and Islamophobic”...

Archbishop Takes Swipe At Kelvin MacKenzie For Row Over Muslim Newsreader

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK

Justin Welby has praised the Muslim newsreader at the centre of a media storm after columnist Kelvin MacKenzie said her presenting coverage of the Nic...

Tory Peer Offers To Educate Kelvin MacKenzie In Letter Admonishing Sun For 'Respectable Racism'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK

Sayeeda Warsi has offered up academics and experts to help educate The Sun’s columnist Kelvin MacKenzie after he wrote a “divisive” article. The...

Young People Demand Hope Over Fear

Ruth Ibegbuna | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ruth Ibegbuna

Like many others, I have been left reeling since switching on the news that Friday morning. Whether you voted Leave or Remain the ramifications of that decision were instantly felt and the collective sense of anxiety and unease has increased daily.

White Powder Scares At Three Mosques Prompt Counter-Terrorism Probe

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

Counter-terrorism police are investigating after multiple mosques were sent envelopes containing white powder. Security alerts were sparked after the ...

Brexit: Divisive Politics Leading to a More Fractured Britain?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

On Friday the 24th June Britain woke up split through the middle, with a 51.9% - 48.1% majority decision to leave the EU. Very few, even the Brexiters, had believed Britain would leave the EU after four decades of economic and political benefit. To many it is now going to be a very tortuous journey for Project Europe which has helped keep the peace for decades after two horrific world wars in the last century.

Donald Trump and the Far Right Legacy - Let's Catch Ourselves Before It's Too Late

Nathan Coyle | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Nathan Coyle

You could argue that is already happening but it's as important as ever that we use the Brexit fallout as medium to have a long hard look in the mirror and constructively address the issues that divide us. Let's catch ourselves before it gets beyond hope and use Donald Trump as an example of what is not wanted here.

CCTV Shows Man Throwing Bag Of Rotting Pork At Mosque

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

CCTV has been released of the moment a bag of rotten pork was thrown at a mosque. Police are appealing for information about the incident, which took ...

Post-Brexit: Tackling of Inequality and Hatred Must Be Priorities

Qari Asim | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Qari Asim

There is no doubt that the repercussions of this historic vote will be felt for many years, and potentially decades, to come. But this decision of over 17 million people must be respected and we must remain positive. Now is not the time for fall outs. Unity, stability, reconciliation and tackling of inequality and bigotry must be our priorities post-Brexit.

Sadiq Khan Puts Police On High Alert For Hate Crime Following Brexit Vote

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK

Britain’s largest police force has been placed on heightened alert for any rise in hate crime in the wake of last week's EU referendum result. May...

As a Welsh Woman of Faith, I Am Voting to Remain and Here's Why!

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sahar Al-Faifi

Anyone, regardless their faith, race, gender and background ought to be treated equally and the EU provides a prominent avenue to promote such equality amongst its members, setting an aspiring global model and for this I am voting for the UK to remain in the EU.

Trump Lied to Republicans About His Muslim-Ban Policy, But the Damage to America's Allies Is Done

Matt Monk | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Monk

Islamophobia is a problem in Europe certainly, but Trump's reckless hatred and stupidity is just as worrying for most Europeans. Trump may have retreated from his policy, but it is already set in stone; if the people of America elect Trump this November, they will be the nervously laughing stock of the world.

Making of a Cohesive Society: Muslims In Iceland

William Barylo | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
William Barylo

This stay in Iceland lead me to reflect upon the efficiency of some policies seen on the continent and in the UK. The Icelandic approach seems to be the polar opposite of the suspicion-based politics and systematic monitoring of Muslims. I believe that if governments were truly working with its citizens as in Iceland, the issues linked to xenophobia or extremism would be far less prominent.