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Qari Asim

Senior Editor at ImamsOnline.com and Senior Imam at Makkah Mosque Leeds

Qari Asim MBE is the senior editor of ImamsOnline.com, senior Imam at Makkah Mosque Leeds and a senior lawyer at DLA Piper.

As an executive member of MINAB he is also a media commentator on Islamic affairs, inter-faith advisor and community activist.
Islamophobia Is Not An Imaginary

Islamophobia Is Not An Imaginary Myth

The regular smears about Islam or Muslims by those in high offices and the sections of the mainstream media and the conflation of Islam with criminality must stop. There is a real danger that such prejudice will further stoke up anti-Muslim hatred and provide fuel for an already growing number of acts of violence against the Muslim community across the UK.
22/10/2017 23:53 BST
Sex Grooming: We Must Protect The

Sex Grooming: We Must Protect The Vulnerable

The focus on race and religion of the perverse criminals detracts from the real issue. Sexual abuse is not an 'Asian issue' or a 'Muslim issue' - when it comes to wider child abuse nearly 90% of those convicted and on the sex offenders register are white men.
18/08/2017 14:44 BST
Shared Values And Identity Can Help Us All Stand Up Against

Shared Values And Identity Can Help Us All Stand Up Against Terror

We often talk about counter-narratives but that is not enough: counter-narratives do have an important role to play, when seeking to re-engage those already susceptible. But 'Don't be an extremist' is too passive. We need a positive call to action - a clear articulation of a shared identity and sense of belonging. The response to Wednesday's cowardly attack gave a taste of what that could be - proud, inclusive and resilient.
28/03/2017 16:09 BST
Hopes And Fears For

Hopes And Fears For 2017

One of our priorities in 2017 must be to tackle radicalisation by the far right extremist ideology. In a multi-belief pluralistic Britain, people should not be allowed to get away with anti-ethnic, anti-Muslim and anti-semitic rhetoric or attacks.
31/12/2016 12:52 GMT
Rohigya - Let There Not Be Another

Rohigya - Let There Not Be Another Genocide

The minority of Myanmar, known as the Rohingya, is being violently attacked with impunity and driven from their homes. The mass killings, setting of human beings on fire and raping of women and young children is being carried out against the Rohingya minority in the Rakhine state of Burma, but the dreadful plight of the Rohingya is going unnoticed by world at large.
12/12/2016 12:22 GMT
Integration Is Everyone's

Integration Is Everyone's Responsibility

The success of this Review will be judged by implementation of its proposals in an inclusive and compassionate way so as to avoid further suspicion, mistrust and segregation.
06/12/2016 12:06 GMT
Far Right Extremism Poses A Real Threat To Us

Far Right Extremism Poses A Real Threat To Us All

Post Brexit and in the Trump era, it is more important than ever that the authorities take steps to tackle the growing threat of Britain's far-right movement and dismantle their networks. There are already reports that the Far-right extremists in Germany are joining forces with like-minded groups across Europe and even the United States as they prepare to carry out more attacks on our streets.
28/11/2016 13:18 GMT
Post-Brexit: Tackling of Inequality and Hatred Must Be

Post-Brexit: Tackling of Inequality and Hatred Must Be Priorities

There is no doubt that the repercussions of this historic vote will be felt for many years, and potentially decades, to come. But this decision of over 17 million people must be respected and we must remain positive. Now is not the time for fall outs. Unity, stability, reconciliation and tackling of inequality and bigotry must be our priorities post-Brexit.
30/06/2016 15:10 BST
When I Met the Champion Muhammad

When I Met the Champion Muhammad Ali

People throughout the world are mourning the loss of legendary Muhammad Ali, however he had told the world quite sometime ago that he was "ready to meet God" as he had lived his life to the full.
13/06/2016 14:58 BST
Rotherham: From Sex Grooming to

Rotherham: From Sex Grooming to Murder

From murders to planting bombs in mosques should be a concern for everyone in Britain. We should neither tolerate abuse against young girls nor any kind of bigotry against a particular community in Britain. Anti-Muslim prejudice is a matter for everyone who cares about this country and our fair society.
29/02/2016 11:42 GMT
Protection of Religious Minorities in Muslim Countries Must be a

Protection of Religious Minorities in Muslim Countries Must be a Priority

Muslim scholars gathered at the summit made it clear that religious minorities living in Muslim countries must enjoy safety and security, granted by Islam, unconditionally. Conflicts, tensions and divisions amongst faiths feeding animosity must be resolved through mediation, diplomacy, and dialogue. The Charter of Medina provides an exemplary foundation for peaceful co-existence between diverse communities.
26/01/2016 10:19 GMT
Bacha Khan University Attack and the Relationship between ISIS and

Bacha Khan University Attack and the Relationship between ISIS and TTP

Militants have once again raided an educational institution in northwest Pakistan. The attack at Bacha Khan University has seen over 21 people killed and many injured after the militants stormed the University campus. The militants were met with resistance from security forces and after a period of intense gun fighting, the situation was brought under control.
22/01/2016 12:14 GMT
Suicide Bombers Are Not following a Path to

Suicide Bombers Are Not following a Path to Paradise

The dramatic police shootout with terror suspects in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis resulted in a female blowing herself upduring the raids. This is said to the first time that French police has dealt with a suicide bomber during police raids. Those who committed the multiple terrorist attacks in Paris were also suicide bombers.
19/11/2015 16:11 GMT
Coming Together to Remember the

Coming Together to Remember the Brave

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.
10/11/2015 17:46 GMT