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Indonesian Muslim Women Are Using Selfies To Fight Oppression

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

Indonesian women have been posting streams of selfies in definace of a fatwa by prominent Muslim author Felix Siauw. Nemu foto selfie hijaber commu...

'Stay Human': The Forgotten Lesson of the Holocaust

Pina Sadar | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Pina Sadar

The millions of Holocaust victims will be remembered on Tuesday as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Rather than turning this occasion into yet another gory battlefield of ideologies, the historical anguish should prompt us to work against the systems of collective hatred - beyond religious, ethnic and racial boundaries.

The Government, Glass Houses and British Muslims

Chris Hobbs | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Make no mistake, moderate British Muslims have been expressing their concerns as to the rise of Islamic extremism in the UK since the 1990's and could well argue that they have already made a significant contribution to curbing the excesses of fanatical, Islamist groups.

Muslims Have a Sense of Humour - I've Seen it With my Own Eyes

Brendon Burns | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

I have to say, contrary to everything we're being told, after spending the last three months popping in and out of Muslim countries, my experience is that Muslims quite like jokes at their expense.

These People Are Genuinely Blaming Islam For The End Of Page 3

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK

It was depressingly inevitable really. The Sun pull their long-running Page 3 topless model feature (for the moment) and some people instantly assu...

I Am a Muslim and, by Now, You Should Be Scared of Me: An Average Citizen's Guide to Dealing With Muslims

Shaheen Sattar | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shaheen Sattar

I know this isn't just me feeling this way, so please be careful with your words, you could be marginalising an entire population. Really we know you can't help but ask Muslim people their opinion on what are shown by media channels as a Muslim issue. But please discuss other things too.

Christian Nurse 'Disciplined' For Praying With Muslim Colleague

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

A Christian nurse will take her NHS Trust to court over claims she was disciplined for "praying" for a Muslim colleague, which was deemed tantamount t...

There Are So Many Shades of Muslim - Which One Is Real?

Asad Dhunna | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Asad Dhunna

As a real Muslim, I don't want to go to war with the rest of the world. I just want to peacefully coexist. I'm certain there are more real Muslims like me out there. It's time they find a voice to speak up.

This Fox News Muslim Birmingham Blunder Isn't All Laughs

Lea Emery | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Politics
Lea Emery

I 100% agree with the lambasting and jokes surrounding these comments - the comments embody a reality so screwed up we have to throw our hands up and laugh to keep from crying. But we can't forget comments like this also fuels that reality, that today's violent race and religious fault-lines are created by comments like these and the damage they do.

JK Rowling Just Took Down Rupert Murdoch For Blaming All Muslims For The Paris Attacks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Comedian Aziz Ansari Brands Rupert Murdoch A ‘Racist Piece Of Sh**', Starts Hashtag #RupertsFault Harry Potter author JK Rowling has hand...

Why the Prophet Muhammad Would Condemn Such Violence

Meliha Hayat | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Islam is not the first religion to be manipulated by criminals for their own socio-political agenda, but unfortunately the glaring voices of extremism have overshadowed the moderate majority, who much like the rest of the world, strongly condemn such horrific acts of violence.

A Christian Ramadan Retreat

Julian Bond | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

On the day I got up as usual, it was still dark, and made breakfast. I prayed the Lord's Prayer - 'give us this day our daily bread!' and asked for strength in fasting as a spiritual exercise. I finished breakfast around 06.30 (discovering later that the fast should began at 05.30, no imam for guidance though I could have researched it better - this was several years ago).

When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Last week, with little fanfare and under heavy security, an historic meeting took place in Rome which marked a turning point in interfaith relations. Inside the 16th century Casina Pio IV villa, home to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, seven clerics representing over five billion people overcame lingering traditions of suspicion to commit to the eradication of modern day slavery by the year 2020.

John Cleese & Bill Maher Debate Political Correctness, Muse 'You Can't Make Jokes About Muslims, They'll Kill You'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK

Monty Python scion John Cleese has described political correctness as “condescending” and a barrier to comedy. The comedian mused on the subje...

New Report Exposes Apparent Anti-Muslim Bias of Charity Commission

Salman Butt | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Salman Butt

The report mentions that Muslim charities have been disproportionately affected by investigations from the Commission since the appointment of Shawcross, with 38% of all disclosed investigations initiated between 1st January 2013 and 23rd April 2014 being on Muslim charities.

Andrew Brown: Hating Islam Means Hating Muslims

John Sargeant | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

To hate a religion according to Andrew Brown is to hate religious believers. To the point you want to make them victims. My hatred of religion for endorsing slavery makes me apparently hate modern religious believers, which is equivalent to rascism.

44 Pictures Of Shiite Muslims Commemorating Ashura In Mass Flagellation Ceremonies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

WARNING: Graphic images, viewer discretion is advised Devout Shiite Muslims have commemorated the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson w...

The Death of Professor Ghulam Azam in Custody, a Fresh Wound for Bangladesh

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

I wasn't quite sure how I should respond to the death of Professor Ghulam Azam, the name I remember from nearly two years when it was suggested to me that the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh was set up to destroy the prominent figure...

Don't Blame Radicalisation on Britain's Mosques

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

An unfortunate but perhaps inevitable consequence of the growing numbers of young British men travelling to Syria or Iraq to join ISIS is that the communities from which they hail will at best be scrutinised for answers, and at worst be blamed for playing a part in their radicalisation.

The Turkish Jewish Community Is a Part of History and the Future of Turkey and They Must Be Protected

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Totalling about 18,000 people, the Turkish Jewish community has shrunk slowly over time. It is the second largest Jewish community in a Muslim majority country and comes second to Iran.

Book Review: The Inevitable Caliphate: A History of the Struggle for Global Islamic Union, 1924 to the Present' by Reza Pankhurst

Faisal Hanif | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics
Faisal Hanif

Reza Pankhurst's latest work doesn't have the poetic endurance of Shakespeare but its central premise is concerned with the dilemma so eloquently posed by the master playwright in Hamlet. The tragedy of the Danish prince that has endured as a fictional masterpiece of English drama has played out in the Muslim conscious for nigh on a hundred years.

Mehdi Hasan

England Cricketer Moeen Ali's Message To British Muslims: Don't Go And Fight For ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

England cricket star Moeen Ali has urged young British Muslims thinking about joining the Islamic State (IS) terror group "not to go". Speaking ex...

The Damnation of Pakistan's Second Amendment

John Sargeant | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

Four million people are discriminated against in a land of 180 million. The Second Amendment of the constitution is devoted to enshrining the legal basis to do so. The second; a religious ruling as constitutional law...

The 2014 Muslim Jewish Conference: An Ambitious, Daring and Unforgettable Week

Ben Kasstan | Posted 30.10.2014 | 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.

Why I As a Muslim, Will Not Apologize For Foley's Death

Fila Magnus | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Fila Magnus

This group who claims to be speaking for all Muslims, truly isn't. They don't speak for me. And I have given them no right to represent me, I have given no approval, in the actions of what they're doing. None of what they do, is complacent to the rules of Islam, none of what they do, signifies Islam in any way. In short - THEY. ARE. NOT. MUSLIMS.