UK Muslims

Human Rights Judges Uphold France's Ban On Muslim Headscarves

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

Judges have upheld France's ban on headscarves after a Muslim social worker was sacked because she refused to remove her covering. The European Cou...

Burkas Banned In Swiss Region, But Other Face Coverings Are Still Allowed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

Women who wear a burka or niqab in a region of Switzerland will face a fine of up to £6,500. Ticino's parliament approved the law on Monday, there...

What Happened When A Muslim Schoolboy Stood In The Cold For Two Hours Offering Free Hugs To 'Combat Islamophobia'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Muslim schoolboy from Nottingham stood in the cold for two hours offering free hugs to strangers to show "not all Muslims are terrorists". Yusf P...

Post-Paris, Education Is Key

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nona Buckley-Irvine

On home turf, with Islamophobia and myths being peddled about the religion and those who follow it, as well as the further racialisation of Muslims, critical thought and engagement is of the essence. Let's create a climate where that is genuinely possible, because 'we're all in this together' - right?

Fighting Hatred With Humour - Why the #1in5Muslims Trend Was Important to Set the Record Straight

Furqan Naeem | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Furqan Naeem

Me and a group of friends on Twitter decided to get together to start a campaign with the hashtag #1in5Muslims to show that the vast majority of Muslims are just really normal people who oppose the abhorrent views of Isis and the like and with many mocking the survey with jokes and made-up facts.

Muslim Lecturer Takes On Rupert Murdoch Over Jihadi Sympathy Poll, Wins

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

A university lecturer aggrieved at the Sun newspaper poll which claimed "One in five British Muslims supports jihadis" has struck out at the paper's p...

The #1in5Muslims Hashtag Was Funny, But There Was Also A Serious Message In There

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Backlash to an article in The Sun claiming 1 in 5 Muslims sympathised with Islamic State jihadis culminated in an inspired hashtag on Monday evening, ...

Islamophobia: I Will Not Let It Turn Fear Into the Norm

Mariya Hussain | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mariya Hussain

I woke up this morning, after hitting the snooze button one too many times, to the blaring headline of The Sun newspaper's front page, claiming that 1...

How the Fearmongering 'Sun' Distorts Its Polls

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Professor Steven Barnett

Today's front page headline in the Sun covers almost the entire page. Accompanied by a chilling photo of a knife-wielding "Jihadi John" in black balaclava, it proclaims "1 IN 5 BRIT MUSLIMS' SYMPATHY FOR JIHADIS". It is a lie. Even worse, it is a shameful distortion of its own polling data, consciously designed to fuel terror and distrust of Muslims.

On British Muslims and Syria

Matt Singh | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Matt Singh

The week has just begun but we have already new polling-related controversy to get stuck into. The Sun's front page today cites a poll by Survation of British Muslims and their attitudes towards terrorism and Syria... The question is asked with reference to "fighters". Many (if not most) people will be aware that there are a number of groups fighting in Syria of which the "Jihadis" are just one. Because the question doesn't mention any group(s) directly, those fighting against IS/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh could also fall within the respondent's interpretation of the question.

The Essex Boy Who'll Be The First British Muslim In Space Is Dedicating His Trip To People With Mental Health Problems

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 24-year-old from Essex who is set to become the first British Muslim to go to space after winning a competition has dedicated his win to everyone wh...

Solidarity When the Terrorists Hit the West but Do We Care Less About the Rest?

Alina Rzepnikowska | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Alina Rzepnikowska

Having followed the debates on the news and on social media in Poland and in the UK about the atrocious terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday 13 Novemb...

Isis - Their Version of Islam

Amelia Amin | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

ISIS, and its warped manipulation of a faith that so many Muslims treasure, needs to be stopped. What they are doing is brutal, bloodthirsty, and vulgar. Our global solidarity against this dangerous group is our greatest weapon, and together, be we Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, atheist or agnostic, we need to harness this might, in order to combat them effectively. Understanding them to the best of our ability, is the first step.

Seven Points for Ending Terrorism

William Barylo | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics
William Barylo

The government has been doing wrong for more than 20 years with its confrontational policies; here are a modest collection of ideas inspired by field interviews and sociological observations:

For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today

James Christie | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
James Christie

My title echoes an epitaph written by John Maxwell Edmonds honouring those who died during the Siege of Imphal in World War II. My father, born into ...

Muslim Student Shuts Down Troll With Single Tweet... And A Letter From David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A young Muslim man has given a masterclass in how to shut down Islamophobic comments on social media with one politely worded tweet, accompanied by a ...

'I Thought This Was The End'. Nottingham Student Recalls Nightmare Of Bataclan Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Nottingham student has described how she thought she was about to die when gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert venue on Friday night and opened f...

Weeping Muslim Taxi Driver Inspires Heartbreaking Appeal Against Islamophobia After Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

A hair salon manager has paid tribute to a Muslim taxi driver who picked him up in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. Alex Malloy hailed t...

French Muslim Students Release Powerful 'We Are United' Video In Wake Of Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A group representing thousands of Muslim students living in France have released a powerful video condemning the Paris attacks and pledging their soli...

Paris Attacks: The Bigger Picture

William Barylo | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK
William Barylo

The world is a collection of societies and communities in desperate need of healers. Now is the time to do what we can at our humble level to help design a more harmonious reality. Some will start businesses, charities, organise conferences, but everyone can make a start today, here and now.

This Is Why It Makes No Sense To Blame All Muslims For The Paris Terror Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

Muslims around the world are making a passionate stand against anti-Islam prejudice in the wake of the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris. #Mus...

Discrimination Against British Muslims 'Creating An Environment Of Hate'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Discrimination against Muslims in Britain has become so bad it is creating an "environment of hate," a new report has claimed The report, produced ...

Coming Together to Remember the Brave

Qari Asim | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK
Qari Asim

As we were united in remembrance, they were united in their sacrifice - men and women of all faiths and of none. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and people of other minority faiths have served in the British Armed Forces across two World Wars, facing down the hatred of Nazism and helping keep Britain safe in its direst hours of need.

7 Beautiful Modern Ways To Wear Hijab

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Style

Want some simple, yet stunning tutorials for wearing hijab? Buzzfeed are here to help with their latest video featuring one woman and seven gorgeou...

Joined at the Hip: Islamophobia and Bigotry

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

The fact is, Islamophobia and antisemitism are joined-at-the-hip.