UK Muslims

Seven Reasons Why Islamic Societies are the Best Societies on Campus

Haseeb Hamid | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Haseeb Hamid

The beginning of a new university year has dawned upon us. Many of us will be looking to try out new clubs and societies this year, perhaps to learn a new skill, find a new way to relax or even broaden our social circle. Freshers will have been inundated with leaflets, sign up forms and free goodies from a wide array of societies on campus who are desperate for new members.

We Need to Have an Educated Debate About Prevent

Robiu Salisu | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Robiu Salisu

Prevent is part of the UK government's counter-terrorism strategy designed to respond to the ideological challenges of terrorism and extremism. The strategy has been in place since Labour was in government; however, this new law now makes it mandatory...

H&M's Muslim Model On Hijabs, Modesty And Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Style

H&M's Close The Loop campaign made headlines for all the right reasons this month. The brand famously featured models of all ages, races, body types a...

Our Moral Duty to Help Save Fellow Human Beings

Qari Asim | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK
Qari Asim

The tragic conflict in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis has culminated in the now sadly iconic image of Aylan Kurdi on the beach in Bodrum. It has caused much soul searching; for individuals, communities, and nations, about how best to support the millions of people desperately searching for safety.

The Curious Incident Of The Muslim Student in the University Library Who Was Reading A Book (Which Clearly Meant He Was a Terrorist)

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

And this is why we should be really concerned because the duties will mean that all Muslim students will increasingly feel as though they are being monitored and scrutinised. Feeling increasingly pressured and marginalised, the result will be that Muslim students will find it increasingly difficult to just be 'ordinary students'.

Saudi Arabia Has Spoken Out About THAT Offer To 'Build 200 Mosques In Germany'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Saudi Arabia has denied offering to build 200 mosques in Germany after reports circulated earlier this month. On Thursday, a statement was issued i...

Yom Kippur and Yom Arafat - Muslim and Jewish Relations

Qari Asim | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Qari Asim

Muslims and Jews can only overcome challenges through solidarity and mutual cooperation to prevail over shared hatred, education, not legislation is needed. On both sides, the urge to live and let live peacefully must prevail over any other sentiments.

Student Accused Of Terrorism After Reading A Textbook About Terrorism For His Counter-Terrorism Course

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A university has apologised for accusing one of its student of being involved in terrorism when he was spotted reading a 'Terrorism Studies' textbook ...

Does The Hijab Have A Place At London Fashion Week?

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style

More and more people are speaking out about the issue of diversity at London Fashion Week, and now one brand is keen to start a discussion about featu...

Islamophobic Hate Crime up 70% in London, Some Thoughts

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Statistics released by the Metropolitan Police reveal that the number of Islamophobic hate crimes in London has increased by 70% in the past year. For...

Shake it Off, Khan: 1/3 of Londoners Uncomfortable With a Muslim Mayor

Rae Duke | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Rae Duke

Ultimately, be it Mr Khan or Mr Smith, we want a London mayor with the brains and guts to tackle the issues affecting Londoners and to ensure its progress as one of the best cities in the world.

The Government's Prevent Strategy Won't Work if It Is Seen as Spying

Bob Morgan | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Muslim citizens should not have to account for the crimes of other people who happen to share the same religion as them. Equally they should not be seen as having a particular obligation to do something about violent extremism - but the Prevent Strategy would work better if more did.

Muslim Drag Queens Brings Twitter Trolls Out In Full Force

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

One of the subjects of Channel 4's groundbreaking documentary, Muslim Drag Queens, has tweeted that he and his family are 'happy and safe' after being...

Muslims Explain How Their Lives Changed After 9/11

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

The events of 9/11 were life-changing for many people, for many different reasons. But for the 1.6 billion muslims worldwide, the actions of 19 ex...

Let's Help Build a Mosque in Slovakia

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

Slovakia has demonstrated it's sensitive side when the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) called on countries to take an "inclusive approach" to relocation o...

What Velcro Taught Me About Radicalisation, David Cameron and the Importance of Islamic Caliphate

Tahir Nasser | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Tahir Nasser

Fear not - Ahmad is not a caliph of war, but the caliph of peace. He embodies the community's motto: Love for All, Hatred for None.

Government Needs To Do More To Tackle 'Inherent Homophobia' In Asian And African Communities

PA | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Not enough is being done by the government to support the rights of homosexual Asians in Britain, a leading campaigner has said. Asif Quaraishi, a ...

Muslim Drag Queen Asifa Lahore Fears Backlash Over New Channel 4 Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Muslim drag queen, Asifa Lahore, has revealed concerns for his safety following the release of a new documentary about the gay Asian community. The...

Extremism and Ideology

Farid Panjwani | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK
Farid Panjwani

Debates about the appeal of extremism in Muslim contexts are divided on the question of ideology. On one side are those who believe that ideology itse...

Extremists Cannot Combat Extremism

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

What do you get when you combine an extremist who claims to be a reformed moderate Muslim and a bunch of Neocons that claim to be friends of Islam? The answer is simple - dangerous confusion, wholesale deconstruction of a sacred religion and maligning of its people.

Mail On Sunday Apologises Over Unevidenced 'Muslim Crime Gang' Article

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

The Mail On Sunday has apologised for publishing an "offensive" article on a Muslim crime gang, after it was revealed there was no evidence to prove t...

Reflections of a Muslim Student: Cameron's Five-Year Plan

Yusuf Hassan | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yusuf Hassan

We need dialogue between the police, security services and Muslim organisations to tackle threats and issues in local communities. This cannot happen if Muslim organisations feel targeted and are treated as being part of the problem instead of the solution.

17 Signs You're A Young Person Ripe For Radicalisation

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Much has been made of the government's Prevent Strategy, part of which requires teachers and lecturers to monitor their students for potential extremi...

Florida Gun Shop Owner Declares His Business A 'Muslim-Free' Zone

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

"Effective immediately I'm declaring Florida Gun Supply a Muslim-free zone," Andy Hallinan said in a video on his Facebook page. The business owne...

The 'Struggle of Our Generation' Needs a Suitable Strategy for Our Generation - 'Prevent' In Its Current Form Sadly Isn't

Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics
Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi

Mr Cameron's speech was never going to please everyone, but has made a good number of those he was reaching out to feel even more alienated.