UK Islamophobia

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.

Why Sadiq Khan Is the Perfect Tonic After a Week of Torrid Headlines

Justin Cohen | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Justin Cohen

For so many reasons, it was good this story dominated the headlines over the weekend; showing positive tales of cooperation can occasionally grab headlines alongside the usual media diet of conflict and tension of religion-related stories. His appointment won't be a miracle cure to ingrained prejudice but he now has an awesome opportunity to enhance interfaith understanding from his City Hall pulpit.

Blame Circumstance, Not Ideology, For 'Religious' Extremism

Jonathan Young | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK
Jonathan Young

We don't have to like religion, or agree with everything it says, but for our own sake we should put its role in context. In doing so, we can address the true causes of the violence in the world today.

Reflections of a Muslim Student: In Support of Malia Bouattia

Yusuf Hassan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yusuf Hassan

It is truly remarkable that the very institutional barriers and treatment of BME students Malia has spent last two years exposing and campaigning against are being used to discredit her clear victory... If this doesn't prove the reality of racism and Islamophobia on our campuses what will.

The Ugly Self-Actualisation of the NUS

David Browne | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

It should now be clearer than ever that the NUS has very little intention of taking the responsibilities that would come with being "the definitive national voice in students" - whether through the candidates it elects to speak on behalf of all students...

I am a Young Woman of Colour and Faith - Why Should I Care About the Welsh Assembly Elections?

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sahar Al-Faifi

After all, there will not be a whole country, a whole city or whole community greater than the sum of its parts, unless most citizens of the UK and Wales in particular feel that this land is theirs - ours and that we are in it, of it and willing to know it.

Student Kicked Off Flight ‘For Speaking Arabic’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A university student says he was unfairly removed from a flight because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Ar...

The Media Needs to Bring People Together in the Face of Terrorism, Not Drive Them Apart

Angeli Bhandal | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angeli Bhandal

Instead of worrying about the spread of ISIS, we need more uplifting spirits. We must remember that we are the majority. Individually we may not be able to do a lot, but collectively we have the power to make a difference. It is up to us to filter through the sea of fear-mongering and ignorance and make a stand for the oppressed, regardless of race or gender.

Daily Star Forced To Correct Claims 'UK Mosques Fundraised For Terror'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK

The 'Daily Star on Sunday' has been forced to backtrack on a "significantly misleading" story that claimed UK mosques were "fundraising for terror". T...

Muslim Ex-Prisoner Says Guards Routinely Called Him A Terrorist For 'Banter'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.03.2016 | UK

A Muslim ex-prisoner says he was regularly called a ‘terrorist’ by jail staff and viewed with suspicion because of his religion, as a report claim...

Islamophobic Graffiti Altered To Give It A Whole Different Meaning

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK

In the wake of the terror attacks on Brussels this week, someone took it upon themselves to daub Islamophobic graffiti on a wall in Dublin. The messag...