Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Lets Talk About: Islam And British Values

by Umar Zeshan Bhatti When a report highlights that more than a third of Britons believe that Islam is a threat to the British way of life, we have to question how and why?

LGBT Lessons Row: What Happened To The Equality Act 2010?

Demonstrators of the 'No Outsiders Programme' at Anderton Primary School have been served with a high court injunction. The parent demonstrators have been dealt a vital blow to their religious freedom. Arguing that they...

British Values and Islam: The LGBT School’s Row

Anderton Primary School in Birmingham has sparked a religious debate as lessons teaching about LGBT rights have been stopped. Protesters outside the school shouted to have control over their children's education: "stop brainwashing our children", "homosexuality and...

Human Rights Day, But The Atrocities Continue

by Umar Zeshan Bhatti On the 10thDecember 1948 The United Nations adopted a historical document which enshrined into a piece of paper our fundamental freedoms, liberties and rights- the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 70 years on, it is something...

Islamophobia Awareness Month: The Victim Narrative We Need To Move Away From

Written by Afshan D’souza-Lodhi born in Dubai and bred in Manchester. She is a writer of plays and poetry.   Its November, and as well as it being Movember (a month to raise awareness...

Is It Wrong For Muslims To Sell Poppies?

by Umar Zeshan Bhatti As it fast approaches, Remembrance day marks the specific moment that World War One ended, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. As such, a...

Boris Empowers Far-Right with Comments About Muslim Women

by Umar Zeshan Bhatti The former Mayor of London and former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has potentially harmed a huge section of society with his comments regarding Denmark’s burka ban - Muslim women. In his article, he referred to Muslim...

Ahmaddiya Muslims: A Minority Within A Minority

From Friday the 3rd until Sunday the 5th of August over 38,000 people from 115 countries came together in Alton for a Jalsa Salana. The convention, hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, has been running for 52 years in the...

Who’s Muslim Anyway? The Common Sense Conversation The Muslim Community Needs To Have

I'm really lucky to have grown up in the environment that I did. On the one hand, like most British Muslims coming of age post 9/11 and 7/7, I felt the world was talking about me, while I wasn't there...
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