UK Muslims

Ten Steps To Resolving The Rohingya Genocide

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

The last fortnight's spotlight on the Rohingya people of Myanmar has uncovered a ghastly truth that they are facing state sponsored genocide. In an address to the UN, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights denounced the "brutal security operation" against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, which he said was "clearly disproportionate" to insurgent attacks carried out last month.

Anna Soubry: If White British Community Learned More From Muslims Then UK Would Be A Better Country

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Politics

If white Britons learned more from the Muslim community the UK would be a better country, according to Conservative MP Anna Soubry. Speaking at an Eid...

Don't Lump Muslims With Jacob Rees-Mogg On Abortion After Rape - We're Not That Extreme

Sufiya Ahmed | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Politics
Sufiya Ahmed

The 'What if a Muslim had said this' argument implies that Muslims secretly agree with Mr Rees-Mogg, but are just too frightened to voice their real views. This is simply not true. Muslims have not stood up to claim that they disagree with a raped woman's abortion simply because they do not believe that. The vast majority of the 1.6billion Muslims in the world do not believe that ALL abortion is forbidden. Yes, you read that correctly.

Rohingya Muslims In Burma Need Urgent Humanitarian Intervention And Justice

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

There has been a call for the mainstream media to highlight the plight of the Rohingya Muslims plight in Burma and a call for government officials to step in and help in the plight. Human rights organisations need to help provide the much needed support and intervention that the Rohingya community so desperately need.

Mail Online And Metro Criticised For 'Photoshopped' Muslim Foster Care Picture

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK

Two publishers have drawn criticism for the way they illustrated the controversial story, originally reported by The Times, of a “Christian child fo...

Crosses, Spaghetti Carbonara And The Qur'an

Natasha Phillips | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK
Natasha Phillips

Whilst the case of a Christian toddler forced to live with a Muslim family in England has reignited the Far Right and caused uproar worldwide, a much ...

Girl 'Forced' To Live With Muslim Foster Family Story In The Times Sparks Divisive Debate

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.08.2017 | UK

A front page story in The Times has prompted disbelief and outrage directed both at the subject discussed as well as the article itself. It details th...

Why Even Ukip-ers Want Rid Of Their Anti-Islam Leadership Candidate

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.08.2017 | UK Politics

Leadership battles in political parties are notoriously bad-tempered affairs, but Ukip seem determined to take it to a whole new level. This week, one...

Why President Trump's Silence On Anti-Muslim Terror Is Deafening

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics
Tasnim Nazeer

If Trump continues to remain tight lipped on any tragic incident that affects American Muslims than he only faces the responsibility of escalating the situation of anti-Muslim hate crimes.

It's Time To Stop Stigmatising Muslim Recruits

Azi Ahmed | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Azi Ahmed

The armed forces need to think about how they can market themselves to Muslim communities. They need to hold open days at barracks and go into schools, trying to find a way of connecting with young Muslims and counter-acting the negative propaganda too many are fed through social media.

First Gay Muslim Wedding Takes Place In UK And The Grooms Couldn't Look Happier

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two men have become the first in the UK to have a gay Muslim wedding, it has been reported. Jahed Choudhury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, tied the knot in...

What's The Solution?

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK
Dr Siema Iqbal

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has said it's time to press the reset button and ensure that this time the Muslim community is an equal partner in the fight against terrorism, but the question I want to ask is whether the government is brave enough to have the grassroots community around the table and start right at the beginning by clearly defining the problem we are addressing, as only then will we find a solution because for me, enough is enough.

From Burma, Indonesia And Malaysia To The Streets Of Britain, We Must Drive Out Religious Hatred For Good

Benedict Rogers | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Throughout the world, writing as a Muslim and a Christian from two different countries and two different political traditions, we cry out for three simple principles: recognition of human dignity for all, defence of freedom of religion or belief for all, and action to promote dialogue and understanding and drive intolerance from our places of worship, our streets, our chatrooms and our legislatures for good.

Grenfall Tower Tragedy

Lotifa Begum | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Lotifa Begum

I heard of one woman resident who miscarried due to the post trauma stress she experienced after the fire, which is absolutely heartbreaking. This tragedy has led to a great number of psychological issues and post trauma therapy is needed for families. As a British aid worker, I have been to the field in Bosnia, Bangladesh and other places, but I never thought I'd be responding to a national disaster of this scale and nature here in London in one of the most affluent boroughs in the UK.

Extremism Is Tearing London Apart

Rabbil Sikdar | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Rabbil Sikdar

The far-right and the Muslim extremists fuel each other with their messages of hate and intolerance and their actions. And it is up to each of us to disempower these people lurking within our communities.

Finsbury Park Attack Highlights Vulnerability Of Mosques

Shaukat Warraich | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Shaukat Warraich

The terrorist attack on Muslim worshippers leaving the Mosque after completing Ramadan night prayers has bought into sharp focus the vulnerability and...

Why Theresa May Is Wrong To Suggest That Islamophobia Is A Form Of Extremism

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

If Islamophobic hate crime is to be framed by counter-terror and counter-extremism narratives, why is this necessary? What makes Islamophobia exceptional and distinct from other discriminatory phenomena? How does Islamophobic hate crime differ from hate crimes motivated by race, disability or sexual orientation?

'Thank God For Ramadan' Locals Praise Muslims Who Woke Neighbours As Grenfell Blaze Took Hold

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK

Muslims who were awake late to eat before resuming their Ramadan fast may have saved lives in Grenfell Tower, HuffPost UK has been told. As a blaze to...

Britain First Reaches New Low By Harassing Muslims Helping Grenfell Tower Families

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK

Britain First today posted an angry video claiming it had been “ABUSED” outside the East London Mosque for the “heinous crime of standing on a B...

Countering Paranoia: Muslim Women Are Leading The Fight Against Terrorism

Maria Munir | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Munir

The arguments over how the attackers in London and Manchester were radicalised have veiled the fact that women and young people are tirelessly trying to speak up, and are often ignored. We are sick and tired of being held up as solely victims of gendered violence, when we also fight to stop it, by challenging outdated preachers and reviving new techniques of engaging with maligned people.

Terrorism Is The Enemy Of Britons Of All Faiths

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK
Mustafa Field MBE

I have family in Iraq and know how that country has suffered beyond endurance at the hands of Daesh. In the same way that my family, and friends have resisted this scum in Iraq, I will resist them here. In this struggle, I will link arms with imams, rabbis and priests. People of genuine faith and love must find the inner strength to build a wall that Daesh cannot penetrate.

My message to Manchester's Muslims

Azi Ahmed | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Azi Ahmed

The 2017 election campaign will always be remembered for the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, which brought troops onto the streets and the prospect of our human rights laws being re-written.

Pass The Samosa, Not The Blame

Zara Mohammed | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zara Mohammed

Its 11.56pm, after some very long standing for the beautiful night prayers of Ramadan, in one of London's biggest mosque, I open my phone to a barrage of messages asking if I am safe? I then hear the announcement for everyone to be vigilant, as another attack has been reported. If we are all supposed to be praying right now who could possibly be out killing?

Why British Muslims Hate Extremism More Than You Do

Aaliyah Hussain | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Aaliyah Hussain

We are the ones who feel the full force of a racist backlash each time a terrorist attack happens. We are the ones who are made to feel guilty, on the defensive, anxious that our children will be picked on in the playground, or that our colleagues are whispering behind our backs. We are the ones who are abused, sworn at, spat at, pushed, punched, kicked, beaten and even killed on British streets. Our homes and places of worship are petrol-bombed and have faeces posted through their doors.

Let's Talk About 'Terrorism'

Priya Jasmin Begum | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK
Priya Jasmin Begum

People have created a "them and us" narrative. The media has painted a picture in everybody's heads of desert people thirsty for the blood of 'infidels'. This is despite the fact that the vast majority of ISIS', and other related groups, victims are Muslim which is conveniently forgotten by many.