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Petition Wants Muslim Woman on UK Bank Note

LONDON – A petition to recognize British Muslim efforts has been started by Zehra Zaidi, who has been campaigning for the image of Noor Inayat Khan, a British Muslim woman who served our military during WWII, on the new £50 bank note. Serving as a secret agent, Khan was born in Moscow to an Indian father and …

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 …

Hate Crimes Rise 40%, UK Umbrella Muslim Group Calls for Action

LONDON – Religiously-motivated hate crime has risen 40% in England and Wales, with more than half directed at Muslims, according to a new Home Office report. “For years, Muslim communities have called for meaningful Government action against the rise in Islamophobia, yet this has been met by a tepid response at best,” Harun Khan, Secretary …

In Memory of Family, Leicester Doctor Forges Ahead with Mosque Project

LEICESTER, East Midlands – A doctor whose wife and three children were killed in an arson attack is working to fulfill their dream to build a mosque. “My family were special people. They chose to spend their lives in a very simple way and wanted to leave something good behind,” Dr. Muhammad Taufiq told The …

White Supremacist Admits Sending ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ Mails

LONDON – A man has admitted sending hundreds of racist letters nationwide including calls for a “Punish a Muslim Day” and letters containing white powder to several Muslim parliamentarians and mosques. “This case has affected a substantial number of victims across the country and beyond. The abusive, racist and threatening language used in the letters …

BBC's Bodyguard: Showing Off Muslim Women Stereotypes

LONDON – Many of us can still hear the depth of Whitney Houston’s voice in her acting debut The Bodyguard. A sound so deep it captivated the music charts for months, a soundtrack which became the bestselling of all time. But this love story is very different from the recent BBC production, a six-part series …

Inside The London Central Mosque (Video)

Have you ever seen Salah (Prayer) in action? This Muslim Prayer is performed five times a day by millions of people all over the world LONDON – A new video published by The Londonist has given people an insight into the London Centeral Mosque in Regent’s  Park. The video was shot during prayer or Salah, …

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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% …

UK Muslim Group to Train Women on Running Mosques

LONDON – A leading British Muslim umbrella group has announced the launch of a six-month program to train women for leadership positions in mosques and increase diversity in community bodies. “This lack of diversity is unacceptable and it is essential for the management boards of mosques and third sector organizations in general to reflect the …

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My Experience As a Black British Muslim Woman

Whenever I meet somebody for the first time, I usually know what they are wondering. With a distinctive blend of confusion and inquisitiveness, it is only until that person plucks up the courage to ask the question, that I already know is on their mind, that I am able to satisfy their curiosity. “Where exactly …



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