Islamophobia

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 03.07.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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 01.07.2014 | 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 19.06.2014 | 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 18.06.2014 | 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...

People With Long Beards Aren't All Extremists, Warns Muslim Shadow Cabinet Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics

The manner in which ministers and the media have reacted to accusations of a so-called Islamist plot to take over schools in Birmingham is putting off...

Lucy Sherriff

'A Piece Of Cloth Does Not Turn Someone Into An Extremist'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Birmingham's Islamic community is being "bullied into submission," say Muslim youths, who have weighed in on the very public spat between Michael Gove...

How Do I Tell My Daughter That People Across Europe Fear Minorities Like Us?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Hundreds of column inches have been devoted to explaining how austerity economics, democratic deficits and mass immigration have helped bolster the continent's far-right fanatics and neo-Nazi nutters. Our politicians and pundits have been less keen, however, to discuss the Islam-sized elephant in the room...

NI's First Minister Has Just Said Some Pretty Controversial Stuff About Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

The First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson has said he would not trust Muslims "devoted to Sharia law" and appeared to back a controversial...

Asa Bennett

Meet Ukip MEP Gerard Batten Who Likes The Odd Conspiracy Theory

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics

He believes the European Union was conceived by Nazi Germany, suggests the Bilderberg Group is a "shadow world government", and wants to ban the buil...

Here's An Ironic Twist To Ukip's Carnival Of Horrors

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

Ukip threw a carnival on Tuesday, and it didn't go very well. The much-touted festivities began disastrously before Nigel Farage had even arrived, ...

Trojan Horse: The Moral Panic, Terror and Muslims in Birmingham

Imran Awan | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

For the past couple of months, many of us will have been reading, watching and listening to an array of allegations and stories that appear to show Br...

Yet Another Ukip Candidate In Outrageous Anti-Muslim Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

A German-born Ukip candidate has plunged his party into yet another racism row, accusing Muslims in his constituency of holding a "totalitarian ideolo...

Tide Turns Against Anti-Extremist Student Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The tide appears to be turning against an anti-extremist group following a motion by the National Union of Students to condemn the organisation. St...

Let's Be Honest About Britain's Islamophobia

Ben White | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Ben White

'Muslim' vs. 'non-Muslim' distinctions are irrelevant to the biggest problems facing Britain and many other countries, such as economic inequality and global warming - the same crises caused and exacerbated by those who seek to distract us with fear and division.

Halal Hysteria: It's About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

The recent anti-halal hysteria has nothing to do with the welfare of animals. It's just good old-fashioned Islamophobia. This is not to say that some people don't have sincere concerns about the way in which animals are slaughtered: they do. But these are not the people now jumping on the anti-halal bandwagon.

Muslims Are Taking Over the Country! One Subway at a Time...

Salman Butt | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Salman Butt

This halal meat fiasco has two separate elements to it: (i) the halal meat creeping into restaurant menus; and (ii) the incorrect presumption that slaughtering an animal is more cruel than "stunning" by electrocution, drowning, bashing it over the head or whatever else is in vogue.

BNP To Demonstrate Against Non-Existent Mosque

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

The British National Party are planning to demonstrate against a non-existent mosque. The far-right group are outraged that the site of a former ch...