UK Muslims

WATCH: British Muslims Dance To Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Stop everything! We just found our new favourite 'People dancing to Happy' video (yes, they're still coming). "We Brits have a bad rep for being a ...

Operation Trojan Horse, 'Making the Blood Boil' and a Modern Day British Success

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Understandably, there are doubts about the authenticity of the document including West Midlands Police whose officers are currently investigating claims that it is a mere hoax. Evidence for this includes the suggestion that those behind the dossier are currently working to remove a primary school headmistress who was dismissed around 20 years ago...

Schools Under Investigation Amid 'Hardline Muslim Plot' Claims

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

Ofsted inspectors have been sent into 15 schools to investigate an alleged 'plot' by hardline Muslims to force out uncooperative headteachers and gove...

The Muslim Plot That Wasn't

Assed Baig | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Assed Baig

A secret document purporting to expose an undercover Muslim conspiracy to take over schools in Birmingham hit national news recently, prompting journalists to fall over themselves heralding a sinister 'Islamic plot', while eliciting both public statements from the Prime Minister and snap Ofsted inspections for the places of learning allegedly targeted by the conspirators.

Kickstarters v. Investors

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

There's been much debate in the press recently about whether Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns offer backers a raw deal. If the rewards offered: previews, back-stage passes, special commemorative t-shirts, and premier invitations are really adequate compensation for early investment in a speculative project...

Muslim Brotherhood In London Urges PM Not To Bow To Foreign Pressure

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

The Muslim Brotherhood has come out swinging against an investigation into their activities in the UK, engaging a top QC and warning Britain has bowed...

Investigation Into London 'Office' Of Muslim Brotherhood

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

The Muslim's Brotherhood's operations in London will be probed by investigators, following allegations that leaders plotted their response to event in...

EDL Marchers and Strange Irrational Rituals

Will Black | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The English Defence League march in Peterborough on Saturday was not the first I've witnessed. In fact, it was tediously familiar. Drunken louts ranting incoherently about how they would like 'their country' to be, while multicultural England looks on - or avoids them - have become a regular spectacle in England.

Pakistani Christian Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy Against Prophet Muhammad

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

A Pakistani Christian man has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. Sawan Masih was convicted on Thursday of using derogatory remarks against the...

Can You Be Both Gay And A Muslim?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

"It is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim." That was the opening gambit of Dr Mohammad Naseem, the chairman of the Birmingham Central Mosque, wh...

Homosexuality Is Like Compulsive Murder, Mosque Chairman Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

The chairman of one of Europe's largest mosques has launched a tirade against those who criticised him for banning a BBC3 discussion about gay Muslims...

Jessica Elgot

What Happens To Those In Crimea Who Want To Vote 'No'? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK

In Crimea this Sunday, the choice is clear. Vote yes, or vote yes. Russia's flag has already been hoisted above Crimea's parliament building. The refe...

Why Muslims in Birmingham Feel Like a 'Suspect' Community

Imran Awan | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

As I walk down some of the most vibrant and lively neighbourhoods in Birmingham I can feel a sense of unease and suspicion from the locals. Made up of a large South Asian population, the people of Alum Rock, Sparkbrook, Small Heath and Washwood heath tell me of a 'them' versus 'us' culture.

Trucking Instead of Protecting: How International Militaries and Aid Agencies Are Failing Civilians in CAR

Karline Kleijer | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Karline Kleijer

In a show of pragmatism seemingly incompatible with their stated mandate, international forces in CAR have been providing protection to convoys of Muslims trying to leave towns and villages in fear of certain death, instead of stopping attacks against them.

Boris Johnson's Radicalisation Myth-Making

Arun Kundnani | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Arun Kundnani

Boris Johnson's suggestion this week that children of Islamic extremists be taken into care to prevent their being radicalised illustrates perfectly our collective failure to understand the problem of terrorism.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The New Cold War?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 3 March 2014... 1) THE NEW COLD WAR? Unsurprisingly, Ukraine, and the crisis in Crimea, domi...

Why Is the UK Facilitating Oppression in Bahrain?

Amelia Amin | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

The future for Bahrain is uncertain. However, one certainty amidst the chaos, is that change is Bahrain will remain a mirage so long as the king is bolstered by so much international support. Let's not beat about the bush, the British government is publicly supporting a oppressive and undemocratic government in Bahrain.

Pendant In A Teacup

Nabila Pathan | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nabila Pathan

Let's be clear, the man wearing the pendant, as part of the story plot in the music video, disintegrated. The pendant was not the target. Even the accusation that it could be covert targeting really does not convince. It was a fashion accessory, albeit a poor choice for an ancient Egyptian video shoot where Arabic was not even the language of the times being depicted.


Yasmin Khatun | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

British citizen Moazzam Begg, arrested awaiting charge - a man tortured and abused in Guantanamo bay, held there for three years with no found evidence has once again has been called a terrorist.

Book Review: Tabish Khair, How to Fight Islamist Terror From the Missionary Position

Claire Chambers | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Chambers

This is a fast-paced, hilarious novel that nonetheless has sufficient depth to withstand several re-readings. If there's any justice, it's going to be as big a hit in Euro-America as it has been in Khair's home country of India.

So All Muslims Who Visit Legoland are Terrorists, According to the Daily Mail

Imran Awan | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

The media, including newspapers such as the Daily Mail, must provide a more responsible, objective and proportionate way of reporting on stories, but I suppose that is expecting a lot from the Daily Mail.

Animal Rights Come Before Religion, Insists Minister As Halal & Kosher Slaughter Is Banned In Denmark

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

The Danish government has introduced a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of kosher and halal meat. The ban came into ef...

Muslim House Hunters Can Now Get Osborne's 'Help To Buy'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

Muslim house-hunters will be able to use George Osborne's Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme now ministers have unveiled a version which is compati...

Ukip: A Laugh a Minute?

Dan Holliday | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

If UKIP took itself about as seriously as the Monster Raving Loony Party takes itself, then it would be a laugh a minute. The fact that UKIP does take itself seriously is actually rather sad.

Why I Created the #LifeOfAMuslimFeminist Hashtag

Noorulann Shahid | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noorulann Shahid

In the week after the hashtag was created, I received a lot of positive and supportive feedback from non-Muslim feminists who have found it to be quite insightful and eye-opening. If you have time, I'd encourage you to scroll through the hashtag yourself...