UK Muslims

Why I Quit the Government's Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

In spite of recent suggestions that the group had strengthened the evidence base relating to anti-Muslim prejudice through 'academic research', the harsh reality is somewhat different. In fact there has been no 'academic research' to have emerged from the group, let alone funded by it or indeed government.

Performers in Paris, Upstaged by a Niqab

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

Intolerance breeds intolerance and laws that allow bigotry and racism as though they were a part and parcel of society are exactly the thing that encourages such attitudes. When we look at injustices far and wide it's so easy to express distaste but we must look closer to home and deal with the injustices and attitudes that are being imposed.

NUS Votes Against Condemning ISIS ... Because That Would Be 'Islamophobic'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has been widely mocked after it voted against a motion to reject Islamic State (IS) - because it would be "Islamophobic...

42 Pictures Of Muslims Celebrating Eid al-Adha

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

Muslims celebrated one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar this weekend. One of two feast festivals, Eid al-Adha falls on the ...

American Religious Scholar In Stunning Takedown Of 'Bigoted' Media

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

American religious scholar Reza Aslan gave a bravura interview to CNN this week, lambasting the “bigotry” of the media for perpetuating the genera...

#BritishValues and #TerrorLaws - Has Theresa May Been Reading '1984'?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

When the Home Secretary said "British values will prevail in the end" against extremism, if she's talking about freedom of speech, then she's certainly missed a trick. The fact that surfaces with the revelation of these measures under the banner of "British Values" is in reality a demonization of a single community - a community just like any other.

How Did IS Come Into Existence, and Why Is It Able to Recruit Europeans in the 1000s?

Kevin Godlington | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Kevin Godlington

Problems start back home, in poverty, with bad parents and poor role models, the children given no mentors or guidance as they're ignored by society at large. The only available guidance they receive - the dirty words from religious clerics and violent lyrics from music. It's all about becoming indoctrinated with vile bile.

UK Air Strikes in Iraq Means 'Terror Threat' is Now Real

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Western states, namely the US and the UK, have known for years that military aggression in the Middle East fuels anti-Western extremism, and that's exactly what they persist in doing. Until they address this, there will never be an end to this bloody ideological clash between 'Western imperialism' and 'Islamism'.

Obama Praises Campaign Started By Young British Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

President Barack Obama today singled out a group of young British Muslims who launched a powerful campaign rejecting the actions of Islamic State mili...

The Best Of Twitter's #MuslimApologies

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

If you believe what what some (at best misinformed, at worst bigoted) people say, Muslims have a lot to answer for. Practically any atrocity commit...

Hunger for Fame - #NotInMyName

Dilly Hussain | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

After ISIS executed British aid worker David Haines, the group is now threatening to kill another aid worker, Alan Henning. While it is categorically against Islam to arrest and murder non-combatants, be it aid workers or journalists, we have witnessed another episode of senseless apologetic condemnations from British Muslim leaders.

Meet The Young British Muslims Rejecting ISIS With Their #NotInMyName Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Jack May | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of young British Muslims has launched a campaign to reject ISIS, whose violent acts in recent weeks have drawn international condemnation. ...

What Do Muslims Really Teach Their Children?

Shohana Khan | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shohana Khan

If we believed the news it would appear like the entire population of Muslim youth have gone abroad to join ISIS and create a medieval world. And with the backdrop of the Trojan Horse investigation of Muslim schools, it would be safe to say the seeds of suspicion have been planted across wider society, of how Muslims raise their children.

Mehdi Hasan

Moeen Ali Interview: 'I Am A Muslim, Yes, But I Am Also Very English'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

In an exclusive and very personal interview, the new star of England cricket, Moeen Ali, talks to Mehdi Hasan about sport, faith and being Bri...

Government To Develop Sharia Student Loan System For Muslim Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government is to develop a student loan system complaint for Sharia Law in order to boost the Muslim population at England's universities, it has ...

Should British Jihadists Be Given a Second Chance?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

If British foreign policy in the Muslim world can be seriously revised, and a genuine effort by the government not to modify Islam by funding embarrassingly unpopular 'Muslim' think-tanks and self-professed scholars, only then can Britain, as a nation, begin to work towards a practical solution in tackling extremism.

As Bloodshed Builds Across Middle East, Faith Leaders Declare #WeAreAllHuman

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has joined senior Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders from across the country for an inter-faith vigil to "sta...

Breaking Bread With the Caliph - In the Heart of the British Countryside

Farooq Aftab | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK
Farooq Aftab

Rest assured- this Caliphate is a far cry from the Caliphate predominating the headlines in recent months. The Caliph, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad is man of peace, one who guides tens of millions of Ahmadi Muslims worldwide to live their lives with love, respect, tolerance, and goodwill to those around them.

Sexual Grooming - An Issue of Race, Institutional Failures or Societal Values?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

I reject the racial link between the criminal's and their victims, in this case being mainly Pakistani men sexually abusing white girls. The role of race has no relevance to this act of sexual deviancy, just like it has no relevance with the prolific child sex abuse cases involving Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris, Roman Catholic priests and the British political establishment.

Self-interest, Sycophancy and Strategic Failure - How Britain Lost The War On Muslim Radicalisation

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mohammed Ansar

What we see today - the radicalisation of young British Muslims, the alienation and marginalisation from mainstream society and joining ISIL / Islamic State - has not happened overnight. It has been a slow and painful slide into the abyss.

Calling Islamists 'Deranged and Deluded' Avoids the Real Issue

Denis MacShane | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

Every time something cruel happens, the reflex is go into the rattle bag of clichés of condemnation. What that does is prevent serious thought about the politics and ideology behind the decision to fly a plane into the World Trade Centre, murder Daniel Pearl in Pakistan because he was Jewish, and now butcher James Foley because he was American.

The Muslim Blame Game - 'Not In My Name'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Since 9/11 and the subsequent terrorist attacks which have taken place in the West, Muslims have been entrapped in a vicious circus show called "Not in my name". This circus show entails guilt by association of faith, and the never-ending apologies and condemnations that Muslims are forced to make for crimes allegedly committed in the name of Islam.

Charlotte Meredith

Mehdi Hasan Slams The British Press For Encouraging Islamophobia

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

Sections of the British press are encouraging Islamophobia and publishing "brazen lies" that exacerbate community tensions, one of the UK's leading Mu...

British Muslims + British Values Does Not = 'British Islam'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

'British values' is an ambiguous term which means many things to different people, especially to those who were born and raised in the UK. I highly doubt that the ruling political class in Whitehall could define what British values are without parroting automated generic words like "freedom", "tolerance" and "respect".

HSBC Closes Muslim Groups' Accounts As They're 'Too Risky'

PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

Britain's biggest bank HSBC is closing a range of Muslims groups' bank accounts after deeming that continuing to manage them would be beyond their "ri...