Shabana Mahmood

This Lazy Discussion of Islam and Extremism Is Getting Just a Little Tired

Shabana Mahmood | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
Shabana Mahmood

I'm tired of getting up in the morning and hearing of the latest Muslim plot to take over the school/the city/the world (delete as appropriate); tired of being told that praying five times a day at a mosque is extremist; tired of being treated like being a Muslim is like having some kind of disease (and if you go to Pizza Express you might catch it too, sorry about that). Having a long beard or wearing a niqab may well be religiously conservative but it is not extremist. And there is no evidence that religious conservatism within Islam leads to violence and extremism.

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PA | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics

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Cable Stands By His Man

PA | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

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