UK Islamophobia

Fatima Manji Fears For 'Open Season On Muslims' After Kelvin MacKenzie Column Cleared

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK

"It is open season on Muslims" - @fatimamanji responds to press watchdog ruling on @kelvmackenzie article in The Sun— BBC...

What Is Religion?

Alice Carder | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Carder

"What is reli-gion?" Shaykh Babikir asks, his thick Sudanese accent curling the word out over his bottom lip. "Man creates religion to suit himself....

The Reputation Of A Humanitarian Organisation

Fadi Itani | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Fadi Itani

Despite the incredible work I have witnessed when visiting the field responding to emergency situations and visiting long term development projects, I always feel a sense of powerlessness and helplessness. Even if I can't singlehandedly stop poverty, cure illnesses and build homes, but the least I can do is be the voice of those who can't speak for themselves.

The Acceptance Of Hijab, Just Won't Happen Through The Catwalk

Shohana Khan | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Shohana Khan

New York Fashion Week's collection by Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan, did not just cause ripples of excitement in the fashion world, but in the perh...

Burkini: How A Swimsuit Has Brought The Rule Of Law To Sink On French Beaches

Michael Privot | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Michael Privot

They effectively prevent all Muslim women wearing a burkini - or a headscarf as recent arrests have shown - from going to the beach, a public space. This is a clearly discriminatory measure - both on the grounds of religion and of gender. The bans do nothing to actually empower or "emancipate" women, despite their purported goal according to defenders of the decrees.

In 2016 I Have Been Told I Have To Be Sacked Because I'm Gay

Luke Holland | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Holland

We have come so far over the past 30 years but we still have so far to go. Homophobia isn't just restricted to one community or religion and picking on one community causes more divide. We must tackle homophobia and all discrimination as a collective

This Brilliant Cartoon Shows How To Support A Victim Of Islamophobic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK

Islamophobic abuse being hurled in the streets, women having their niqabs torn off and pork being thrown at mosques - just some of the hateful inciden...

Why We Shouldn't Ban The Burka

Chris Whiting | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

It is not down to the British government or the British public to decide what ways of dressing are or are not domineering to Muslim women. Some wearers of the burka may well feel burdened by their clothing, but we also have a duty to consider those who feel empowered by wearing one.

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 abuse— 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 ...