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Christian Woman Helps Muslim Robbery Victim With Incredible Gesture

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK

A Muslim butcher who suffered serious injuries in a robbery at his shop has received a touching gesture from a Christian woman who read about his plig...

Ramadan in Morocco: An Outsider's Perspective

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Our plane was descending slowly. From the window, we could see overlay yellow lights like sparkling stars in the dark night. Meanwhile, the pilot instructed all passengers to fasten their seatbelts and move their seats into an upright position. Our hearts beat faster and faster. We could not wait to begin our short trip to a country to which we had long been looking forward: Morocco.

There's a Hijabi in the New Season of 'Orange Is the New Black' - And She Is Awesome

Hanan Issa | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Hanan Issa

She wasn't shown to be a zealot constantly praying or sharing words of wisdom with her fellow inmates. She read books not exclusively about Islam and even participated in a money-making scheme some of the other African-American inmates organised. She. Is. Normal. And I can't tell you how awesome it is to see a 'normal' Muslim on TV.

Brexit: An Emigrant's View From Belgium

Jessica Smith | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jessica Smith

Despite being born and raised in England, I no longer identify as British. It feels unsettling to say so, and I should add that I still hold a UK passport and have a deep affection for my country of origin. However, having having spent almost a third of my life living in France and Belgium, and learned a second language, I now see myself as European.

Muslim Woman Takes ‘Peace Selfie’ In Front Of Anti-Muslim Protesters

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

When party poopers turn up and try to turn a celebration sour there are a number of ways to react. One might slink off into the shadows, or one might ...

Trump: Muslim Ban 'Exception' For Sadiq Khan

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Politics

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has slammed Donald Trump after the US billionaire said he could be an "exception" to his ban on Muslims entering the United...

A Classy Response to The Khan-Hate Campaign.

J.N. Paquet | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Although I did not vote for him on Thursday, I have only one thing to say to Sadiq Khan: "Congratulations, Mister Mayor, on a large, clean and classy win!"

I am a Young Woman of Colour and Faith - Why Should I Care About the Welsh Assembly Elections?

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sahar Al-Faifi

After all, there will not be a whole country, a whole city or whole community greater than the sum of its parts, unless most citizens of the UK and Wales in particular feel that this land is theirs - ours and that we are in it, of it and willing to know it.

Faith: A Matter Between Man and God

Fariha Khan | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

Imagine something dear to you. Imagine something that defines you. Imagine something that is your identity. Imagine it being the essence of your life...

Finding Slovakia's Forgotten Mosque

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

It was foggy and busy in the commercial quarter of Bratislava after sunrise on Wednesday. We were walking down streets full of shops, restaurants, and...

Go On, Keep on Shaming Muslims -That's Exactly What They Want

Tasha Okeke | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

It is not fair to blame someone's religious beliefs, background, ethnicity, etc. for the actions of a selected few who share that when they are completely different people trying to live their own lives just like yourself.

#StopIslam Has Backfired In The Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

A Twitter hashtag calling to 'StopIslam' has backfired after it began trending in the wake of the deadly terror attacks in Belgium. At least 34 people...

Someone Will Hurt Me Because I'm a Muslim... Am I Being Too Paranoid?

Teuta Hoxha | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Teuta Hoxha

I leave my bag open on the train so people can see that I only have books inside, and they do look. The question I keep asking myself is - am I being too paranoid?

Muslim Hiker or Another Fighter?

Lauren Booth | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Lauren Booth

I was walking with my children on the heath surrounding Lyme Park, the stately home famous as the backdrop for Colin Firth's wet T-shirt moment, in Pride and Prejudice. It was a breezy morning and my teenage daughters, pasty faced, baggy eyed (from our early start) were in a sulky mood, hands shoved deep into hoody pockets.

Preventwatch Seminar Highlights The Stigmatisation of Muslim Children

Shohana Khan | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics
Shohana Khan

This weekend a very important seminar on the Prevent programme was held, by voluntary community organisation PreventWatch. A diverse amount of people ...

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 bemoanin...

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 forced...

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 30.03.2016 | UK

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