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Jewish & Muslim UK Students Discuss Gender & Faith

BRISTOL – Thirty young Jewish and Muslim women gathered at Bristol University in the UK for a unique gender and interfaith conference to discuss ‘difficult ideas and topics’. Jewish News reported on December 6. Organized by Bristol Students Union and Nisa-Nashim, the students shared their inspiration and their struggles when taking on leadership roles in their faith …

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Islamophobia: British Muslims Demand Full Legal Protection

LONDON – British Muslim organizations and councils across the UK are calling the political party leaders to adopt a newly proposed definition of Islamophobia. The demand is made through co-signed open letters published earlier this week. The Guardian reported on December 1. “For our communities, it was vital that the definition encapsulated the racialized reality …

UK Pregnant Muslim Woman Killed with Crossbow, Baby Survives

ILFORD – The death of an eight-month pregnant Muslim woman, who was shot with a crossbow on Wednesday, has shocked the entire British Muslim community. But her baby survived and was delivered by an emergency cesarean section. “The entire Muslim community and the entire Redbridge community is in absolute shock as to what has happened,” …

How to Fight Hate Crimes? British Muslim Answers

LONDON – Hate crime is on the rise. Official statistics released on October 16th from the Home Office show a 17% rise in hate crime offenses with 94,098 incidents recorded. The worrying number has more than doubled since 2012/3. Of these, 76% account for race hate crime, while 9%, that is 8,336, are religious hate …

Leeds Islamic Center Celebrates Inspirational Muslim Women

LEEDS, Yorkshire – The Islamic center in Leeds, in the northern English county of Yorkshire, will be celebrating the untold success stories of inspirational Muslim women who have contributed over many generations to the life of the city. “We have an exhibition that tours all over the country, which highlights Muslim contributions to the NHS …

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These 5 British Black Muslims Will Inspire You

According to data from the Muslim Council of Britain, the 2011 Census shows that Muslims form 4.8% of the population of England and Wales (there are approximately 77,000 Muslims in Scotland and 3,800 in Northern Ireland). The Muslim population in England and Wales has increased from 1,546,626 in 2001 to 2,706,066 people in 2011 (1,159,440 or 75% …

This British Mosque is Structured with a Flowering Wooden Lattice

CAMBRIDGE – Inspired by geometric design and landscaping found throughout the Islamic World, a British archtecturing company is erecting a timber-structured mosque in Cambridge, the UK, Arch Paper reported. “The deceased architect David Marks viewed this mosque project as a shift from the preponderance of Ottoman-style mosques found throughout the UK,” a Marks Barfield Architects (MBA) …



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