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Much Ado About Muslims

Julian Bond | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Bond

Muslims have been in the news a lot lately, in fact for a minority community they receive a lot of coverage. We have heard the Prime Minister bemoan...

Muslim Women Are Showing David Cameron How #TraditionallySubmissive They Are

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

Muslim women are uploading photographs of themselves in graduation gowns and helping in their communities in protest at comments made by David Cameron...

Response of an Immigrant Muslim Woman

Fariha Khan | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

I understand governments need to tackle radicalisation and extremism. I understand that they have a difficult task on their hands. But please try and find real reasons behind these acts instead of making a scapegoat out of an immigrant Muslim woman like me.

Sorry Mr Cameron But We Do Not Need Your English Classes and We Are Not Extremists!

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

David Cameron wrote an article in the Times that I found absurd, inaccurate and Islamophobic. In his article Cameron suggested that concerns of forc...

Muslim Man Celebrates Spirit Of Christmas By Handing Gifts To Homeless People

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

Muslim YouTuber Nubaid Haroon doesn't celebrate Christmas but has still taken the selfless steps of handing out gifts to homeless people. "I think...

Muslims' Participation in Public Life: Isolation, Extremism or Entryism?

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

I have always believed that the battle against Islamophobia cannot be won by guns but through radical transformation of knowledge and promotion of mutual understanding and I will not spare any time or effort until I see Muslims accepted as equal citizens in our country.

Do the Teachings of Islam Promote Extremism?

Farooq Aftab | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Farooq Aftab

The rise in Islamophobia has become more prevalent recently. By way of example, a newspaper columnist recently wrote and an Australian politician also said that Muslims become terrorists because of the Islamic teaching of Jihad and other commandments of Islam...

Keeping the Faith With Islam

Chris Terrill | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK
Chris Terrill

Paris, Tunisia, Paris again, Egypt, San Bernardino, Leytonstone - with so many atrocities being committed in its name Islam is struggling for legitimacy. Usurped by misguided ideologues for their own twisted ends one of the world's great monotheistic religions is now seen by many as a touchstone for intolerance, discrimination and prejudice...

#ExMuslimBecause - How Islam Protects the Rights of Ex-Muslims

Damir Rafi | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

As affirmed emphatically by Islam, faith is a matter for the heart. If the so-called Muslim scholars today truly wanted to prevent apostasy, they would treat everyone - including apostates - with kindness rather than intolerance, and with love rather than vengeance.

National Express Deny Claims Muslim Man Was Kicked Off Coach

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

National Express have categorically denied that a Muslim man was removed from one of its coaches after passengers complained of feeling "uncomfortable...

We Need a New, Progressive Strategy to Tackle Terrorism

Rabina Khan | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

We cannot fight terrorism effectively while the methods we are using to do so - drone strikes, repressive legislation, closing borders arbitrarily - help fuel the problem and stoke up intercommunal tension.

A Hijabi Londoner in Paris

Ayisha Malik | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Ayisha Malik

Since the horrific attacks last Friday I've seriously been thinking about what my hijab means. I first wore it because I believed it was the spiritual thing to do. After many years, a little more knowledge and a diverse group of friends I wonder how spiritual the practice actually is.

An Open Letter to the Muslim Community

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

I implore the people of the UK to unite in solidarity with the Muslim community and not let the racists and terrorists divide us. In the meantime, to the Muslim community, please accept my apologies. I am sorry.

This Owen Jones Video Makes An Extremely Important Point About ISIS And Religion

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

A Muslim woman living in Paris has opened up about the faith of the Islamic State attackers in an impromptu interview with journalist Owen Jones. ...

48 Hours in France: Rules, Railways and Tombstone Technology

Karl Davis | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

In the wake of the last few days, the thoughts of the world are undoubtedly with those suffering the effects of a seminal moment in the history of the...

A Parisian Autumn of Discontent

James Mahon | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK
James Mahon

I happened to be in Paris the week before the so called "Islamic State" launched the concerted terrorist attacks that have engrossed and horrifie...

Reflections of a Muslim Student: We are #StudentsNotSuspects

Yusuf Hassan | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yusuf Hassan

We as FOSIS, alongside the NUS Black Students' Campaign, Defend the Right to Protest, and the University and College Union (UCU) have organised the Students Not Suspects Tour across the UK, trying to bring about awareness surrounding Prevent.

Madrasahs Are Simply About Inculcating Spirituality and Recognising the Rights of Fellow Citizens

Ismaeel Nakhuda | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Ismaeel Nakhuda

The Prime Minister's lumping of madrasahs within a three part strategy to tackle extremism at the Tory party conference on Wednesday problematises an ...

It Doesn't Surprise Me That It Took Me Over Three Years to Speak Publicly About Being Muslim and Trans

Sabah Choudrey | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabah Choudrey

We're in a culture that teaches queer people that we don't deserve to be religious. We are taught to put faith only in ourselves because self love is the only love we will feel. Queer people don't deserve faith or hope, because why pray when you're already queer? 

How a Boy With a Clock Becomes a Terrorist

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Ahmed's story has shed some light onto a culture of Islamophobia that goes far beyond a boy and his clock. Whether or not we have the courage to take the story further remains to be seen.

Shake it Off, Khan: 1/3 of Londoners Uncomfortable With a Muslim Mayor

Rae Duke | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Rae Duke

Ultimately, be it Mr Khan or Mr Smith, we want a London mayor with the brains and guts to tackle the issues affecting Londoners and to ensure its progress as one of the best cities in the world.

David Cameron's Strategy on Extremism - The Way Forward?

Farooq Aftab | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Farooq Aftab

In short, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community supports the Government in its genuine efforts to curb extremism and we pray that their efforts are successful so that the evil of extremism and terrorism is finished and so that all people of all faiths and beliefs can live together in peace and harmony.

This Charity's Website Hosted Artices Calling For Gays To Be 'Destroyed By Fire'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

A website for an Islamic charity hosted articles calling for homosexuals to be "destroyed by fire" and encouraged the killing of other Muslims, an inv...

I Came Here an Immigrant - I'm an Expat Now! (Or, Why Foreigners Are Better Placed to Live the British Dream Than You)

Shihab S Joi | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Shihab S Joi

There's no such thing as the British Dream, of course. Once you've ruled the world only to lose the lot, there's not really anywhere to go from there,...

Muslim Schoolgirls Designed Their Own Amazing Basketball Uniforms

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Style

When religious custom meets basketball, traditional clothing can be a problem. A team of young Muslim women have designed new uniforms that allow t...