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

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 27.10.2014 | 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 21.10.2014 | 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 08.10.2014 | 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 22.09.2014 | 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.

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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 04.09.2014 | 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.

Muslim Ukip Member Defects To Respect Party Over Gaza Racism Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics

A senior Asian Ukip member has sensationally quit after claiming he suffered online racial abuse from within Nigel Farage's party. Ismail Patel, p...

On Eid, Many Muslims Are Cash-Strapped, Thanks to Ruthless Travel Agents

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

In short, any agent who is not registered and cannot provide anything in writing needs to be given a wide berth. Otherwise for many it could mean not just a ruined Eid, but also the trip of a lifetime.

What Can We Take From the Student Ramadan Experience?

Camillia Khan | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Camillia Khan

"I would describe fasting during university as challenging yet satisfying. As a dental student I see patients day in day out. Most people don't notice I'm fasting as my clinical abilities thankfully remain unaffected besides the odd yawn on a friday afternoon."

Burka Ban: Why Muslim Women Cover Up

Fariha Sikondari | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK
Fariha Sikondari

Contrary to misconceptions, the vast majority of Muslim women in the West are not being forced by men to cover up. For the very small minority of Muslim women who are forced to cover up a ban only results in further confining these women to their homes.

The Hardest Question to Answer During Ramadan

Asad Dhunna | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK
Asad Dhunna

It is fantastic to see a light-hearted approach to things and also that Muslims are sharing this experience with others. It also got me thinking about my very own #RamadanProblems. The hashtag is slightly ironic (and is intended to be) as you're not really supposed to complain during the month.

What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

Personal experiences of hipsters are a far cry from Williamsburg, New York but instead it was like watching pockets of East London being swallowed up by a swarm of skinny jean wearing, flat white drinking locusts. As preened men were dubbed "Metrosexuals" and "scallies" evolved into "Chavs"; in my circle "Indie" became "Hipster".

Muslim Students & Officials Banned From Ramadan Fasting In Northwest China

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest have been banned from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Statements were posted o...

Media Coverage of Islam in Britain Is All Doom and Gloom

Ismaeel Nakhuda | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Ismaeel Nakhuda

For over a decade now, Muslims in Britain have been under intense media scrutiny with doom and gloom stories abound in the media about the faith, its adherents, places of worship, and religious and cultural practices...

'Demonising The Muslim Community Over Isis Will Only Lead To Further Radicalisation'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

A counter-terrorist official has warned against "demonising the Muslim community" as it emerged the Security Service has made tracking British jihadis...

A Sidelined Conflict in the Heart of Africa

Omayma El Ella | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Omayma El Ella

We cannot afford to allow another tragedy to take place in Africa and we cannot afford to be complacent in our response. The regional ramifications and the human cost are too great for this to be another forgotten crisis.

'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...

Dedication, Not Delegation, Is What You Need Prime Minister

Grant Feller | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

David Cameron has got me singing an old TV theme tune all morning. It's from the wonderful Roy Castle's Record Breakers: 'If you wanna be the best, if you wanna beat the rest, dedication's what you need...'

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

Ukip Candidate Insists She Does NOT Want Islam Banned In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics

A Ukip councillor and candidate for the European Parliament has denied wanting to ban Islam after being accused of sharing a message on Twitter saying...

Islamic Charities Should Not Be Used as a Scapegoat

Dr Hany El-Banna OBE | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Dr Hany El-Banna OBE

Underneath the big headlines, who is going to appreciate the difference between an "Islamist" organisation and an "Islamic" one? Yet for over a century legitimate Islamic charities have been the backbone of the Muslim community in the UK.

Soaring Muslim Prison Population Is a Blight on the Community

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan has rightly called for an inquiry on rising prison populations from the Muslim community in London prisons. Figures show that 27% of London prisoners are Muslims; double the rate of the overall Muslim population in the city.

The Maajid Nawaz Controversy - Rights, Democracy and Cartoons

Liam Deacon | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Deacon

The debate over group rights is contested, but what shouldn't be, is the fact that calling for instant and somewhat arbitrary retributive action against a single MP candidate, who has exercised a right afforded to everyone else, just isn't a convincing way to invite this debate into the public domain. Neither is it just or democratic.