UK Muslims

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...

Louise Ridley

How The 7/7 Bombers Spawned An Unexpected Spirit Of Tolerance - For A While | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK

To mark the 10 year anniversary of the London 7/7 terrorist attacks, HuffPost UK is running Beyond The Bombings, a special series of interviews, blogs...

What If the Internet Went Down... FOREVER

Ben Morgan | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

On July 2nd, 2017 the internet stopped working. For 24 hours people furiously pressed 'refresh' over and over again but to no avail. Come the next mor...

Radicalisation on Campus: Why New Counter-Terror Duties for Universities Will Not Work

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

If, as I predict, Muslims students feel increasingly pressurised, marginalised and excluded as a result of these new duties, then the law is likely to reinforce rather than counter the very same arguments that are used to justify the transition towards being radical and extreme.

I Celebrate Ramadan! on My Own. In My Backyard.

Ellis Shuman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

My wife and I recently attended a get-together of Jerusalem Jews and Palestinian Muslims from the neighboring villages. Thank you David Brinn for inviting me to what is a regular interfaith gathering that meets a bit irregularly. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Islamic Identity Is Fractured - David Cameron Won't Fix It All

Asad Dhunna | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Asad Dhunna

Last week saw the start of Ramadan and I couldn't help but notice a change in the media coverage since I started writing for this title two years ago....

Cameron's Speech Feeds Anti-Muslim Prejudice

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

Cameron blames the Islamic value system for extremism in the world today - I find such a statement totally ignorant and unenlightened.

Ramadan Wishes Have Flooded Twitter As Fasting Begins

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

Twitter has been awash with people wishing each other peace and happiness to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan, when eligible Muslims fast b...

Fatwa From Muslim Academic Calls For Shorter UK Ramadan Hours

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK

A Muslim academic has called for Ramadan hours to be shortened in Britain because summer daylight is too long for fasting. Dr Usama Hasan of the an...

There's One Very Important Detail Missing From This Daily Express Headline

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

A certain section of the internet has been in uproar over the weekend after it was revealed a waterpark in Stoke-on-Trent is to ban bikinis and enforc...