UK Muslims

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.

The Government's Prevent Strategy Won't Work if It Is Seen as Spying

Bob Morgan | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Muslim citizens should not have to account for the crimes of other people who happen to share the same religion as them. Equally they should not be seen as having a particular obligation to do something about violent extremism - but the Prevent Strategy would work better if more did.

Muslim Drag Queens Brings Twitter Trolls Out In Full Force

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

One of the subjects of Channel 4's groundbreaking documentary, Muslim Drag Queens, has tweeted that he and his family are 'happy and safe' after being...

Muslims Explain How Their Lives Changed After 9/11

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

The events of 9/11 were life-changing for many people, for many different reasons. But for the 1.6 billion muslims worldwide, the actions of 19 ex...

Let's Help Build a Mosque in Slovakia

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

Slovakia has demonstrated it's sensitive side when the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) called on countries to take an "inclusive approach" to relocation o...

What Velcro Taught Me About Radicalisation, David Cameron and the Importance of Islamic Caliphate

Tahir Nasser | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Tahir Nasser

Fear not - Ahmad is not a caliph of war, but the caliph of peace. He embodies the community's motto: Love for All, Hatred for None.

Government Needs To Do More To Tackle 'Inherent Homophobia' In Asian And African Communities

PA | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Not enough is being done by the government to support the rights of homosexual Asians in Britain, a leading campaigner has said. Asif Quaraishi, a ...

Muslim Drag Queen Asifa Lahore Fears Backlash Over New Channel 4 Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Muslim drag queen, Asifa Lahore, has revealed concerns for his safety following the release of a new documentary about the gay Asian community. The...

Extremism and Ideology

Farid Panjwani | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK
Farid Panjwani

Debates about the appeal of extremism in Muslim contexts are divided on the question of ideology. On one side are those who believe that ideology itse...

Extremists Cannot Combat Extremism

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

What do you get when you combine an extremist who claims to be a reformed moderate Muslim and a bunch of Neocons that claim to be friends of Islam? The answer is simple - dangerous confusion, wholesale deconstruction of a sacred religion and maligning of its people.

Mail On Sunday Apologises Over Unevidenced 'Muslim Crime Gang' Article

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

The Mail On Sunday has apologised for publishing an "offensive" article on a Muslim crime gang, after it was revealed there was no evidence to prove t...

Reflections of a Muslim Student: Cameron's Five-Year Plan

Yusuf Hassan | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yusuf Hassan

We need dialogue between the police, security services and Muslim organisations to tackle threats and issues in local communities. This cannot happen if Muslim organisations feel targeted and are treated as being part of the problem instead of the solution.

17 Signs You're A Young Person Ripe For Radicalisation

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Much has been made of the government's Prevent Strategy, part of which requires teachers and lecturers to monitor their students for potential extremi...

Florida Gun Shop Owner Declares His Business A 'Muslim-Free' Zone

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

"Effective immediately I'm declaring Florida Gun Supply a Muslim-free zone," Andy Hallinan said in a video on his Facebook page. The business owne...

The 'Struggle of Our Generation' Needs a Suitable Strategy for Our Generation - 'Prevent' In Its Current Form Sadly Isn't

Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics
Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi

Mr Cameron's speech was never going to please everyone, but has made a good number of those he was reaching out to feel even more alienated.

Tackling Radicalism Means Working Together to Build a Better Britain

Rabina Khan | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

David Cameron, when still the leader of the opposition, quoted Edmund Burke saying, "To make men love their country, their country ought to be lovable." He continued, "Integration has to be about more than immigrant communities, 'their' responsibilities and 'their' duties. It has to be about 'us' too - the quality of life that we offer, our society and our values."

The "Preventing-Prevent" Lobby is Gaining Momentum

Dilly Hussain | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

As Britain's Muslim community became more frustrated due to the draconian nature of Prevent, and its insistence in tarnishing mainstream Muslim organisations, speakers and activists as "extreme" for espousing normative Islamic beliefs, it was inevitable that a collective movement would emerge against it.

Eid Mubarak! Celebrating The End Of The Holy Month Of Ramadan

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

Eid al-Fitr is an annual celebration at the end of the holy month of fasting for Muslims taking part in Ramadan. The Eid holiday lasts several days an...

Snapchat's Mecca Live Stream Of Ramadan Prayers Was Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech

Social media app Snapchat has broadcast a compilation of images and videos from worshippers in Mecca in a ground-breaking 'story' that's got millions ...

Britain First Genuinely Think Muslim Men Are Allowed To Eat Their Wives

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

A perennial danger of the internet is not taking enough due care when posting something which later turns out to be complete nonsense. But posting ...

In the Shadow of 7/7

Adama Juldeh Munu | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Adama Juldeh Munu

I will never forget 7/7, none of us here in Britain ever will and neither should we. I remember exactly where I was on that fateful day. A 14 year old...

Islamophobia Will Not Make Us Safer?

Bob Morgan | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

More than that though - we should not encourage our leaders to stoke these tendencies in the name of being seen to do something. There are enough problems with some in the media who like to sell newspapers on the back of encouraging mistrust and division - we certainly don't need our political leaders making it worse - no matter how tough their job is right now.

Tributes Paid As Head Of Britain's Largest Muslim Student Society Dies In Freak Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Tributes are being paid to the president of Britain's largest Muslim student society after he drowned in a freak swimming accident in Switzerland last...

7/7's Legacy on Multiculturalism and Muslims

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

The legacy left by these events has however been more far-reaching than might have been expected, having had something of a profound impact on how we live our everyday lives. From more security checks at airports and the increased monitoring of social media through to the new counter-terror measures requiring public sector workers to play a greater role in combating extremism, and schools being required to teach 'British values', 7/7's impact has been significant.

Student 'Censored' By School After Her Breastfeeding Artwork Removed From Display During Ramadan

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student says she has been "censored" by her school after her breastfeeding artwork was not displayed in a communal space alongside other pupils' pai...