UK Muslims

Are 'British Values', Exclusively British?

Shohana Khan | Posted 27.03.2015 | 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 13.03.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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 26.02.2015 | 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 17.02.2015 | 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 16.02.2015 | 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.

The Infographic That Could Change Your Perception Of British Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

A landmark report based on census data from 2001 and 2011, the first to ask respondents what religion they practiced, has been called the "most compre...

Touching Social Experiment Challenges Public Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK

An experiment by a group of Muslims in Toronto has challenged Islamophobia with a simple trust exercise. The video shows a man standing blindfolded...

A Handy Cheat Sheet For Republican Presidential Hopefuls Visiting The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics

London has become the elephant’s graveyard. It’s the place where Republicans go to die. In less than a month, three of the GOP’s main preside...

Vice... Stop Prostituting Yourself to Islamophobes...

Zahid Ayden | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Zahid Ayden

31 European countries haven't made prostitution illegal, which reiterates it to be a global problem, free from association of colour, creed or nationality, rather than the actions of the 'insidious Muslims in the far East'.

When Jordan's Sharia Court Allows a Minor to Convert to Islam

Rana sabbagh | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Rana sabbagh

n Jordan, a moderate yet socially-conservative country and for long a beacon for religious co-existence in a turbulent region where intolerance and hate speech is on the rise, a Sharia court has allowed a minor to convert to Islam.

More Outrage for Drawing Blood Not Cartoons Needed

John Sargeant | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The articles of a thousand words, detailing what is wrong with Charlie Hebdo continue. A quick line or two condemn the murder of the cartoonists. Then the rest of the piece that in life they were out of order to satirise and lampoon religion and the religious.

Animal Welfare Is 'Highest Priority' Says Halal Slaughterhouse Filmed Torturing And Taunting Sheep

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic content, viewer discretion is advised. A halal slaughterhouse where workers were secretly filmed hacking at ...

They Want to Know if I Eat Halal Food - Should I Be Worried?

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

I've recently noticed that the more sugary the breakfast cereal is that I'm eating

Sick Halal Slaughterhouse Men Caught Kicking And Abusing Terrified Animals

PA | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Animal Welfare Is 'Highest Priority' Says Halal Slaughterhouse Filmed Torturing And Taunting Sheep Four slaughtermen have had their operati...

The CTS Bill is a Step Closer to UK Becoming a Police State

Dilly Hussain | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

The irony behind the CTS Bill is that it goes against every liberal democratic value that Britain prides itself upon. When the bill becomes legislation, any remnant of tolerance that Britain has ever possessed or known will be single handily destroyed.