Muslims in Britain

Paul Waugh in huffingtonpost.co.uk, “. . . Home Secretary Amber Rudd has distanced herself from an extreme Hindu nationalist who was hosted in Parliament by a Tory MP. Tapan Ghosh, who has called all Muslims ‘Jihadis’ and defended the genocide of the Rohingya community in Burma, was given star billing at an event in the House of Commons last week.  Conservative backbencher Bob Blackman refused on Wednesday to apologise for hosting the ‘Tolerating the Intolerant’ meeting, which was organised by the National Council of Hindu Temples (UK) to mark the Divali festival on October 18. Ghosh’s presence sparked a strong backlash, given his inflammatory remarks in the past about Muslims, including calls for the UN to curb their birth rate globally and claims that British Muslim paedophiles have abused a million white children”. click here.

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British Muslims’ concern for Rohingya

The Muslim Council of Britain today called on the government to move ‘beyond tepid statements of concern’ and be more pro-active in saving the Burma’s Rohingya community from further persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide. Described as the most ‘persecuted minority on … read more

A bold step in fraught times

In September 2015, Citizens UK, under the leadership of its Executive Director Neil Jameson,  took the forward-thinking step of establishing a Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life. Between October 2015 and January 2017, the Commission – headed by … read more

Trojan Horse allegations found hollow

21st February 2016: Trojan Horse claim rejected BBC reports, ‘ A head teacher’s claims of a “Trojan Horse” Islamic takeover at a school have “no basis”, a council investigation has found. Patricia O’Donnell, head of Clarksfield Primary School, Oldham, also alleged she … read more

One School’s Muslim Paranoia

Esther Addley and Alexandra Topping  in the Guardian, ‘A local education authority has admitted racially discriminating against two young boys and breaching their human rights when a school called the police after one of them told his teacher he had … read more

Apology to Chowdhury Mueenuddin

Chowdury Mueenuddin, the community activist who has played an important role in  furthering spiritual chaplaincy work within the NHS (as Director of Muslim Care Provision from 2004 to May 2013) and providing selfless service in a host of community development projects  the last forty … read more

Preston Muslims’ effort

asianimage.co.uk reports [12 January 2017] , ‘Representatives from Preston mosques today presented a cheque for £61,500 to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The money will go towards the £100,000 cost of buying a new high definition imaging system that can help doctors … read more

Taking journalists to account

The MCB Assistant Secretary General Miqdaad Versi (@miqdaad) has been able to obtain several retractions from British newspapers – and in this way making an important contribution in the campaign for fair reporting and challenging stereotypes. Most recently: read more