UK Muslims

So, Muslims Shopping at Marks and Spencer Are at Risk of Radicalisation?

Imran Awan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Imran Awan

According to one of the most senior Muslim police officers, we should be observing children as young as five and looking to monitor and detect the earliest signs of anti-western sentiment. What does this mean in practice?

Muslim Cleric Warns Masturbation Will Make Your Hands Pregnant In The Afterlife

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

A Turkish televangelist has warned male Muslims away from masturbation - because it may leave their hands pregnant in the afterlife. Mücahid Cihad...

Muslamic Reagans: Why the Boom in Bangladesh Is About Money Not Bombs

Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Shihab S Joi

The gunmetal silver Lotus Roadster thunders into the car park of the 12th largest shopping centre in the world, the Bashundhara City Mall. The boys an...

Teacher Banned For Telling Pupils 'Muslims Worship The Devil'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after telling his students he was allergic to Muslims, and they worshipped the devil. Reveren...

ISIS and Identity

Heidy Rehman | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Heidy Rehman

Why are young people leaving Europe to fight for ISIS? They are looking for somewhere to belong.

The 'Muslim Vote' - Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't!

Dilly Hussain | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

With parties that have waged wars on sovereign Muslim countries, introduced laws that are common in Orwellian police states, and defended the right of a PPC to post offensive images of the most revered figure in Islam; Muslims are hardly spoilt for choice this General Election.

Racists on Trains and the Silence of the Bystander

Gabriel Webber | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK
Gabriel Webber

History's worst acts of evil all happened amidst the silence of the bystander. Ms Nagesh is most unwise to encourage her readers to keep quiet when they witness acts of hatred.

Commuter Defending Woman From Islamophobic Rant Proves There Is Still Some Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK

A commuter has been caught on camera defending a fellow passenger from an Islamophobic tirade on a train in Sydney. In the shocking video, an elder...

Terror Police Investigate Murder Of Muslim Preacher Found Shot In Car

PA | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK

Counter terrorism detectives are now leading the investigation into the death of a Muslim preacher who was shot dead in London, Scotland Yard has said...

Islam Has a History of Protecting Civilisation, Not Destroying It

Adam Walker | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Adam Walker

Over the past weeks and months, the world has been witness to the tragic destruction of historical sites across Iraq - both secular and religious. The most recent attacks on humankind's shared civilisation saw ISIS destroy the ancient cities of Nimrod and Hatra.

Are 'British Values', Exclusively British?

Shohana Khan | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Shohana Khan

The British values debate has refused to look with the open mind it claims to be shaped by, upon Islamic values and honestly ask why such a wide range of Islamic practices and views have been seen as a problem for life in Britain. This is not tolerance, but a sweeping wave of intolerance in the name of security, instead.

British Muslims Unify in Light of the CTS Act

Dilly Hussain | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

As the number of Muslim signatories continues to increase, it will be interesting to see what tangible actions will be taken moving forward by the various figureheads to get their grievances taken seriously.

Fans Lambast 'Bigoted' Supporter Who Called Muslims Praying A 'Disgrace'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Sport

A Liverpool fan has been lambasted on Twitter after posting a picture of two Muslims praying at Anfield, calling the act a “disgrace”. The pic...

Ex-Police Officer Slams 'Toxic' Anti-Terror Strategy: 'Muslims See It As Spying'

PA | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

A former senior Muslim police officer has said the Government's anti-radicalisation 'Prevent' strategy is "a toxic brand". Dal Babu, who was a chie...

What Happened to the "Beautiful Man" That Became Jihadi John?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

It is inevitable that the Western world is still recovering from the horrific images of British aid workers and American journalists being beheaded in orange jump suits, by a masked executioner with a London accent. But as difficult as it may be, there must be a genuine attempt in creating a nuanced approach to understand what leads individuals like Adebolajo and Emwazi to resort to such extreme measures.

Don't Fight One Phobia With Another

Noorulann Shahid | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Noorulann Shahid

As an LGBT person of faith, it is important to me to continuously build cohesion between the LGBT community and faith groups - and this extends to our campuses. It is not conducive for students who may wish to reconcile their LGBT identities with their faiths or are struggling with these two seemingly contradictory aspects of their identities to see the two groups at war with each other.

Unlikely Emcees

Muneera Williams | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Muneera Williams

Sukina (my band member) and I often joke about performing to new audiences and how it takes about three songs before they get over the shock of hijabis running across the stage, telling them to throw their peace signs up.

Pegida Is Not Welcome on the Streets of Great Britain

Akeela Ahmed | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Akeela Ahmed

As a child, I experienced directly the violent consequences of prejudice and hatred, and understand all too well the serious effects of keeping silent in the face of bigotry. So I stand united with the people of Newcastle who are coming together positively to show that there is no place for Pegida on the streets of Great Britain.

Muslim Woman Pens Heartfelt Letter To Any Girls Considering Joining Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

A Muslim women’s rights campaigner has issued an emotional open letter to any young girls considering fleeing the country to join the Islamic State....

Young People Are Being 'Radicalised In Their Bedrooms' Warns Warsi

PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Blaming places of worship for turning people into terrorists is an "easy answer" when people are increasingly being "radicalised in their bedrooms" vi...

Norwegian Muslims Have Condemned Anti-Semitism In The Most Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK

Norwegian Muslims were amongst hundreds of people who formed a 'ring of peace' around a synagogue in the country's capital, Oslo. Over 1,000 people...

Student Dons Traditional Muslim Dress For Social Experiment, Provokes Torrent of Islamophobic Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student in Italy has recorded the verbal abuse he received whilst walking the streets of Milan in traditional Muslim dress, as part of an investigat...

One Simple Experiment Exposes The Shocking Anti-Muslim Bigotry On Italy's Streets

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

An Egyptian student who filmed himself walking the streets of Milan has exposed shocking anti-Muslim bigotry. Hamdy Mahisen, 30, wore white robes a...

Chapel Hill Shooting: How Many More Until We Realise This Is A Trend?

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This problem needs to be dealt with properly, and must be tackled with caution. However, to resolve it, we must first acknowledge that the problem actually exists. A massive step for the vast majority. Then again, to acknowledge a problem exists, we must first feel that the grief it causes matters.

Terrorising of Muslims: The Ignored Epidemic

Shohana Khan | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Shohana Khan

The idea that the entire Muslim community should be watched for signs of adherence to Islam, which will then lead to potential criminal activity, underpins Prevent and the CTS Act. It would be expected that with such policies and matching rhetoric, the public would begin to see the Muslim community living by Islam as a problem, criminal community that should be ostracised.