UK Muslims

Tales of Afro Sumo Sheesha Flows in Tokyo

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Sport
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Have you ever had sheesha with a sumo in Tokyo? I don't do bucket lists - but if you do, write that one down. It's also gonna be my new jive talk - ...

'Visit My Mosque' Can Play an Ingenious Role in Paving the Way for Muslim Civic Participation

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Visit My Mosque (VMM) day has generated some considerable interest in the mainstream media with regards to Muslims in the UK who are, by now, used to ...

Konnichiwa Halal - As Japan opens its arms to Muslims

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

I was speaking at a conference at Tokyo Institute of Technology, which brings a three-year project to an end that was sponsored by Gurunavi Food Gui...

Shambolic BBC Debate on British Islam

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

The problem with the rejectionist proposition is that they wish to throw out the baby with the bath water. You cannot cherry pick aspects of Islam. It appeared during the debate that they were interested only in embracing those aspects of Islam that suits them and rejecting those they disagreed with.

Choose Hope Over Hate: Why PEGIDA Isn't Welcome in Birmingham

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Like the National Front, British National Party and EDL before it, PEGIDA will fail in its attempt to spread an insidious message of hate that seeks to pit community against community. Birmingham is too strong and united for that.

The Rise of Europe's Far Right and the Anti-Islam Tide

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Those in the far-right will be waiting in the wing not only to voice their opposition but also to fill the political void if the opportunity arises. In doing so, those far-right voices will continue to exploit the view that Europe is under siege from an invading Islamic other as it has been - in their minds at least - throughout history.

2016: The Beginning of The End of Prevent

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Speaking to The Guardian's Owen Jones last week, journalist Peter Oborne described how a "soft apartheid towards Muslims" was emerging in Britain. His...

Will Vicars Growing a Beard Impress Muslims?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Jonathan Romain

The Bishop of London, the Right Rev Richard Chartres, has taken the extraordinary step of praising two of the vicars in his diocese not for their piety or self-sacrifice, but for growing their beards.

Muslim Women Are Traditionally Submissive, Yes, But Only to God

Fariha Khan | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

Yesterday saw a Twitterstorm with #TraditionallySubmissive trending. This was in response to comments made by a Downing Street adviser that the Prime Minister David Cameron thinks that Muslim women are traditionally submissive. It got Twitter going. It was good to see people reacting to this, both, Muslim and non-Muslim. There were some really funny tweets, which proved that submissive or not, Muslim women do have a very good sense of humour.

Radio Caller Tries To Justify Polygamy, Gets Utterly Torn To Shreds By Host Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

LBC presenter Petrie Hoskin found herself in a fiery debate with a caller on Sunday who was trying to justify polygamous marriage. 'Abdul' phoned t...

Remembering 'The Forgotten Crisis'

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun

The international response to what took place and what continues to take place is both a travesty and injustice. Hundreds of thousands of Innocent men, women and children fled to neighbouring countries such as Chad and Cameroon but more than 600,000 people remain displaced inside the country with many trapped inside enclaves they cannot escape.

British PM Accuses Republican Frontrunner Of Helping Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK Politics

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday accused Donald Trump of making it more difficult to defeat Islamic State extremists. Speaking to the US...

Trump Supporter Explodes: 'If You're A Muslim, You Follow Satan!'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Politics

A Donald Trump fan exploded on a student wearing a makeshift Martin Luther King Jr. T-shirt on Monday, insisting all Muslims “follow Satan.” The e...

Sorry Mr Cameron But We Do Not Need Your English Classes and We Are Not Extremists!

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

David Cameron wrote an article in the Times that I found absurd, inaccurate and Islamophobic. In his article Cameron suggested that concerns of forc...

Be More British, Speak More English, Dress Like This - Another Normal Week for British Muslim Women

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

A forceful and vengeful political vehicle that seeks to differentiate, demarcate and subsequently discriminate against Muslims and their communities this week's political approaches and their appropriation of British Muslim women are little different.

'Extremism' and Muslim Women - When Did Language Come into Play?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

The Prime Minister accepts that there is no clausal link to language and extremism but still resolved to make the link during his proposal. It might be an idea to look at credible strains of opinion around what leads to 'extremist' thought before he lays out his next proposal.

My Sincere Advice to the "Mawlid Debaters"

Dilly Hussain | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Over the past couple of weeks, social media has been inundated with controversial videos and statuses from two groups of Muslims on the permissibility...

Schools Should Be Able To Ban Muslim Girls From Wearing Veils, Say Nicky Morgan And Ofsted Chief

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Schools should be able to decide whether or not to ban Muslim girls from wearing veils, as they cause communication problems in the classroom, the edu...

Do You Know This Man? He's Being Hunted Over 'Vile' Bacon Attack On Mosque

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

Police have released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to in connection with a hate crime against a mosque in Bristol. Bacon sandwiches ...

English Language and Community Cohesion Isn't Just a Muslim Thing

David Taylor | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics
David Taylor

It was former DCLG Minister Sir Eric Pickles who once said "Without English, you can't belong" and it was on that basis that programmes across the country began to build communities using English language teaching.

Don't Link Muslim Women Who Don't Speak English To Extremism, Cameron Warned

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

David Cameron has been accused of conflating education with radicalisation after announcing a £20m fund to improve the English skills of Muslim women...

Cameron Tells Muslim Women To Learn English - After Ditching English Classes

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been criticised announcing a £20 million fund for women to learn English - despite cutting a £45 million English language programm...

Reclaiming the Mosque

Richard Reoch | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

"Within one day we managed to reclaim this mosque for the community. It is not just a mosque now. It is a community centre for people whether they are Muslims or not. It is about humanity." With these words, the Chair of the Trustees of London's Finsbury Park Mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, opened a news conference of British Muslim leaders this week.

The Woman Who Rose Above the Hate

Richard Reoch | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK
Richard Reoch

"I have the sincere belief that if people get to know each other, one on one, that they'll stop being afraid of each other, and we'll be able to get rid of all this hate in the world," said Rose Hamid, the 56-year-old Muslim flight attendant who stood up in silence during Donald Trump's campaign rally last week - and was ejected.

How Does A Trump Crowd Treat A Woman In Hijab? You Know How...

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.01.2016 | UK Politics

A Muslim woman wearing a T-shirt that read “I come in peace” was escorted out of a Donald Trump rally in Rock Hill, S.C. on Friday. According to C...