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Parliamentary Group in UK Defines Islamophobia

LONDON – The All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims has published a report outlining the definition of Islamophobia which has been endorsed by MPs, community activists, and inter-faith organizations, Anadolu Agency reported on November 29. The report says: “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness …

Sweden Elects First Muslim Woman to Parliament

Laila Ali Elmi is the second Somali-Swedish Muslim to serve in the parliament ANGERED, Sweden – Somali-Swedish politician Laila Ali Elmi has become the first East African Muslim woman  to be elected to the Swedish National Parliament, the Riksdag. “I come from a suburb and grew up in a suburb, the issue that matters to …

Islamic Government: Presidential or Parliamentary?

Asalamu Alaikum Khalid, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. The main principle in a truly Islamic government is that decisions are reached through consultation. The verses in the Quran which make this clear include one verse encouraging consultation in all decision making. A verse describing the process of consultation that a leader should …

UK Parliament Debates Trump's Ban

British parliament debates today whether to ban the US presidential hopeful Donald Trump from entering the UK, after more than 570,000 people signed a petition to ban the business mogul over his calls to ban Muslims’ entry to the US.

UK Mulls Banning Trump

Rejecting hateful messages of Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, the British parliament will debate a petition demanding the billionaire businessman be barred from the country over his anti-Muslim rhetoric.

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