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Prince Charles Calls Christchurch Victim 'A Shining Example to All of Us'

The Prince of Wales has given special recognition to one of the survivors of the Christchurch terror attacks in his Easter message, calling the Muslim man a “shining example to us all”, Stuff reported Sunday, April 21. “Last month we saw another remarkable example of forgiveness following the utterly appalling attack on Muslims in Christchurch, …

Did You Know Women in England Used to Wear Hijab 100 Years Ago?

Did You Know Women in England Used to Wear Hijab 100 Years Ago?

The idea of modesty is always changing and evolving, especially in recent times. What some consider as “modest” today would have been scandalous a hundred years ago. For most of human history, most societies have dressed in manners that were much more modest than today. It seems only in the past hundred years or so …

New Year Honors: Meet UK’s Muslim Good Samaritans

Many British Muslims, especially youth and women, have been named in the Queen’s new year honors, in recognition of their charitable work to help their community. The following list gives insight into those who have made it to the honor list this year. Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Ruby Khalid Bhatti: …

Mo Salah Makes Dream Come True for Blind Fan

LIVERPOOL – Liverpool Muslim star Mohamed Salah made a visually-impaired fan’s dream come true when he invited him to Liverpool’s Melwood training ground after a video of the lifelong Reds fans went viral. “They were such a nice bunch of lads and everyone was really welcoming,” Mike Kearney told BBC Sport. Last week, a video showing Kearney …

British Mosques Train Women for Senior Roles

British Mosques Train Women for Senior Roles

LONDON – The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) launched its ‘Women in Mosques Development Programme’ to support female leaders in finding roles in mosque boards and managerial positions, Eastern Eye reported on December 5. “As a woman leader, the programme helps you feel confident enough to put yourself forward in the position. Should a situation arise where the …

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Nigel Farage Quits Ukip Over Anti-Muslim Policies

LONDON – The British politician, Nigel Farage, has quit the right wing UK Independence Party (Ukip) after 25 years, saying the party he led to its greatest election successes was “now unrecognizable because of the fixation with the anti-Muslim policies of its leader, Gerard Batten”, The Guardian reported. “My heart sinks as I reflect on …

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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 …

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 …

Muslim Volunteers Support Patients in UK Hospitals

ILFORD – A new volunteer-led service has been set up to provide emotional support to Muslim patients at Queen’s Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Ilford. “It’s very interesting and you hear lots of stories about their lives,” Sofia Bhatti, a member of the Muslims Support Service (MSS), told The Guardian. “I feel …

‘Super Muslim Comedy Tour’ at Bolton This October

BOLTON – Muslim American comediennes Salma Hindy and Yasmin Elhady will be showcasing their own very brand of humor at 2018’s Super Muslim Comedy Tour which comes to Bolton, the UK on October 29, The Bolton News reported on October 18. “Finally, an Egyptian Muslim woman who was raised in Kentucky gets to crack her …



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