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About Islam UK Correspondent

Lauren Booth is a journalist, broadcaster and public speaker, specialising in human rights. She can be contacted through Twitter: LaurenBoothUK; FB: Official.Lauren.Booth; or website:

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British Muslims: “Punish A Muslim Day” Presents A Lesson

LONDON – April 3 2018, the day British Muslims realized we had (thankfully) been the subject of a sick prank. The dreaded “Punish A Muslim Day” flopped. Nothing bad happened. Three weeks earlier, a few dozen idiotic printouts had been pushed through the letterboxes of Muslim homes in Birmingham, Leicester, London, and Sheffield. An unknown …


‘Happy’ Norway: Where Right-Wing Rises & Youth No Longer Pray

AboutIslam Correspondent Lauren Booth visits Oslo’s ICC and finds a Norway experiencing a paradigm shift. On March 20, The World Happiness Report 2018 ranked Norway as the second most contented nation on earth in which to live. This conclusion was reached after citizens from more 156 countries ranked their happiness levels and 117 countries were …


AboutIslam Clears Mystery Surrounding UK’s First Muslim Mayor

MANCHESTER – Christina Longden is a descendant of a 19th-century tea merchant and Alderman Robert Stanley. Stanley’s successful projects in the 1870s are well documented, as he played a key role in the building of the market hall and the establishment of local parks in Stalybridge, near Manchester, during two tenures as mayor. What was …


Thousands Gather In European Cities To March Against Racism

LONDON – Thousands of people have gathered at anti-racism marches in cities across the UK and Europe including Paris, Copenhagen and Glasgow, protesting the activities of far-right groups and anti-immigration policies. The annual event which is organized by Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) brought together campaigners, civic society and Parliamentarians. At the London protest, speakers …


Men-Only Masjids: Are They Mosques At All?

BIRMINGHAM – Shaykh Fadel Soliman is an international speaker, filmmaker and presenter of Islam. The Bridges Foundation of which he is Director has distributed over 300,000 free DVDs of its films to non-Muslims with the aim of sharing good information about Islam with different communities. Shaykh Fadel has a Master’s degree in Shariah. He spoke …


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