Islamophobia

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 10.10.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 03.09.2014 | 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 30.08.2014 | 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...

Hijabs: University's Last Taboo?

The Huffington Post UK | Snehal Shah | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University has long had a reputation for being a diverse and tolerant environment, but when it comes to religious wear, and particularly the hijab, st...

The Absolutely Shocking Names Trolls Call Muslims On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

Islamophobia is “rampant” on social media and affects even the tamest online debates when Muslims attempt to engage, new research has suggested. ...

What is Religion Without Unity?

Aemun Reza | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aemun Reza

In Islam, there is a concept known as 'Ummah'. In Arabic it simply means a group of people, or a nation, but in the context of the Quran it takes on a different meaning. A Muslim Ummah is a nation of people connected together by the ties of their religion... Muslims need to unite together to protect Islam from those who fought against it.

Going Undercover: Human Rights and the Niqab

Gabriel Webber | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Gabriel Webber

This week saw one of those fleeting moments when Daily Mail readers will have felt a great big load of love for the European Court of Human Rights...

British Muslims Are Asking: Are We All Extremists Now?

Museji Ahmed Takolia | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Museji Ahmed Takolia

This is the time for politicians of all hues to work with and not against the local and (new) national leadership in the Muslim communities. It may be weak and poorly organised, led largely by volunteers. But who is out there to engage with the Muslim community and bring a semblance of understanding and balance as well as practical support to the challenges they face to get things right?

What's Really Behind the Doors of Britain's Mosques?

Abdul-Azim Ahmed | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
Abdul-Azim Ahmed

Muslims are the most financially generous religious group, something attested to within the holy month of Ramadan which will see over £100 million raised and donated to charity - much of that fundraising done via mosques. Mosques also contribute to local causes.

Tackling Anti-Muslim Hate Must Not Be an Afterthought

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

As we move forward, we call for Police and Crime Commissioners and police forces across the country to place anti-Muslim hate at the heart of their hate crime strategies. No longer can tackling anti-Muslim hate be an appendage or an after-thought on hate crime strategies and it must be placed front and centre with other protected strands so that citizens of our country, who happen to be Muslim, can live their lives free from bigotry

Lucy Sherriff

'Female Muslim Students Must Now Balance The Fear Of Going Outside With Taking Their Exams'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Female Muslim students who wear hijabs and other traditional dress are living in fear after Essex University student Nahid Almanea was stabbed to deat...

'Kill As They Did In #Colchester': ISIS Fighter Calls For Essex Revenge Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

A British Islamist fanatic who claims to be fighting with ISIS has called for UK civilians to be targeted to avenge the death of Saudi student Nahid A...

Who Does Not Agree With British Values That Are Universal?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The discussion is indeed a positive move. But I think there will be hardly anyone, including those who are constantly being sniped at (Muslims), who would disagree with British values that are universal. ..

Mehdi Hasan

Sadiq Khan On Bold Policies, Lazy MPs And Growing Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics

It is difficult to believe Sadiq Khan was once, in his own words, "an angry young man". The MP for Tooting and shadow justice secretary joined the Lab...