UK Muslims

Texas Politician Wants Muslims To Swear Allegiance To US Next To An Israeli Flag

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics

Republican state representative Molly White wasn’t in her Austin office for ‘Texas Muslim Capitol Day’ on Thursday. Still, she celebrated th...

What It's Really Like To Wear A Hijab

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hijabs have been in the news yet again this week after Michelle Obama refused to cover her head on a visit to Saudi Arabia with President Barack Obama...

Indonesian Muslim Women Are Using Selfies To Fight Oppression

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

Indonesian women have been posting streams of selfies in definace of a fatwa by prominent Muslim author Felix Siauw. Nemu foto selfie hijaber commu...

Atheism: Keeping the Faith

Michael Collier | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Michael Collier

It's not my intention to invert the status quo and start bashing atheists. There's enough bashing going on as it is. What is interesting, writing as someone who doesn't really think of himself as either, is to observe the distinct similarities in each group.

Muslims Who Saved Jews in the Holocaust? Honour the Righteous Muslims

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Quite a few of the documented stories of Muslims who saved Jews come from Albania, followed by North Africa and Turkey. Yet, many of these stories have never been properly investigated.

London Is a Melting Pot of Cultures, We Should Keep it This Way

David Ready | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
David Ready

To be British is to be multicultural and accept inclusion within British society. Furthermore, stronger leadership is needed within communities to undermine extremism and promote change and integration into the wider London community.

Who Will Apologise for Anti-Muslim Attacks?

Zarah Sultana | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

University campuses are supposed to be safe spaces for all students regardless of their race, religion, gender and sexuality but recent events have shown them to be far from insulated from the wider Islamophobia currently gripping society.

Boko Haram: I'm a Liberal, British, Nigerian Struggling Not to Demonise Islam

Sophia Eribo | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Sophia Eribo

I began negotiating a deal with my former employers (an international news channel) and the Nigerian Ministry of Tourism to produce a show that would show the outside world another side to my homeland. Then, that was all scuppered by Boko Haram ramping up their deadly campaign.

Why Are Muslims Angry?

Abdul Hussain | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Abdul Hussain

Pushing Muslims into a corner will only result in growing feelings of 'Us' against 'Them', intensified Islamophobia after 9/11 saw increased recruitment for extremist groups as angst reached a tipping point.

Reporter Takes Apart Top US Politician Who Thinks He's An Expert On UK 'No-Go Zones'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Fox News may have issued a series of groveling apologies after suggesting England and France had “no go zones” where only Muslims are allowed and ...

A Muslim's Response to the 25,000 Anti-Islam Protesters in Germany

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

I hear you marched in your thousands against my religion. Last week, and last month. You marched against immigrants, foreigners, and anyone a shade darker. I will not draw comparisons to Nazi Germany. I will not call you bigots, I will not insult you, and I will not label you. But we do have a problem.

Britain First Just Pledged Support For A Man Who Called Islam 'Satanic'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

Britain First have displayed a futile grasp not only of geography but also of the difference between the Islamist groups of which they so passionately...

Muslims and Jews Should Work Together Now More Than Ever

Julie Siddiqi | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Julie Siddiqi

Out of such ugly, tragic scenes coming from France this week, we need to look for opportunities and glimmers of hope. That is what Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, did in his lifetime.

Muslims Do Not "Need" to Condemn Anything

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Rabah Kherbane

The presumption of liability here implies that should a Muslim commit a crime, 1.6 billion other Muslims think it is okay unless they explicitly say otherwise. That is a bigoted and repulsive double standard to hold a whole host of peaceful people up to.

Why Are Muslims Being Asked to Apologise for the Paris Attacks?

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

There have been countless acts of terrorisms around the world but we do not hear the mainstream media or anyone else ask normal Jews, Christians, Hindus or any other religion to take accountability for these acts and quite rightly so.

A Case of the Missing Picture in Paris

Dr Shaaz Mahboob | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Dr Shaaz Mahboob

A sea of reproduced caricatures on banners, placards and hung from balconies paving the unity march route wouldn't have been unexpected, quite the opposite would appeared most appropriate in fact, given the events leading up to the event.

#WhoIsMuhammad Takes Over Twitter To Reassert Prophet For Islam

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

Muslims around the world are using Twitter to reassert the image of the Prophet Muhammed in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings. LRTs this Satu...

Children's Authors Warned Not To Write About Pork Or Pigs To 'Avoid Offence'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

Children’s book authors have been asked not to mention pigs or the consumption of pork products to avoid causing offence to Muslims and Jews. Th...

I Am Ahmed, I Am Charlie, I Am Muslim - Let's March for Unity Not Hatred

Imran Awan | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Imran Awan

When the attackers from the Paris massacre, claimed that they were 'avenging' the dignity of the Prophet Muhammad, I was both shocked and appalled. No, No, No! Not again! This couldn't be further from the truth.

I'm a Non-Muslim From Birmingham... A Fox News Expert Denied I Exist

Joseph D'Urso | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Joseph D'Urso

We non-Muslim Brummies can cope with people doubting our existence. God surely can too. Sharing, disagreeing, and gently mocking are the most powerful weapons we have against extremism and bigotry. Familiarity does not breed contempt, it conquers it.

'Being Charlie Hebdo' Demands a World Worthy of Free Speech

Abhaey Singh | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Abhaey Singh

Nothing will or can ever validate the actions of those who effected this unforgivable massacre, and the elimination of terror must be realised, without concession. BUT - if attenuating bloodshed and trauma for entire nations matters, it may also be best not to mindlessly encourage anyone else to 'be Charlie'.

Ahmed Merabet: Protector of Charlie Hebdo, Enemy of Violent Extremism

Suraj Lakhani | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Suraj Lakhani

I cannot speak for Ahmed Merabet, but as a Muslim he may well have been offended by some of Charlie Hebdo's material. Regardless of this, he still gave his life to protect their right to free speech. In my opinion, this attitude is something we can all learn from.

UK Muslims Are 'Neglected', Says Former Tory Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics

Britain's Muslim population has been "neglected" by all political parties and "antagonistic" language about immigration risks making a large number of...

The Battle for British Islam = Propaganda for the CTS Bill

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

The political agenda pushed by journalists such as Ware, is nothing short of a divisive and destructive mechanism to socially facilitate the British public's support, or at least acceptance for a draconian legislation, such as the CTS bill by capitalising on people's fear of Muslims.

Fox News Guest's Idea Of Water-Boarding Is As Accurate As His View Of Birmingham

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK

The 'terrorism expert' who appeared on Fox News claiming Birmingham was a Muslim-only city has managed to dig an even deeper hole for himself while tr...