Islamophobia

Islamophobia mounts in UK

A dossier on media-reported incidents of Islamophobia in recent weeks Fatalities outside Muslim Welfare House, Finsbury Park, 19 June 2017; Bournemouth incident 18th June Three part dossier, with 7 year history. Recent updates: THE ABUSE, PHYSICAL DAMAGE, VIOLENCE  THE MOCKING, ALARMIST TALK … read more

Ideas

The need for debate & what has gone wrong in Libya

Ashur Shamis is a distinguished Libyan writer and long-time political activist. When Gaddafi came to power in 1969, he was studying Aeronautical Engineering in the United Kingdom. In 1977 he obtained an MA in Middle Eastern studies from the University … read more

News

Boycott Uplift

Karim el-Bar reports in MiddleEasteye.net, ‘The High Court in London has dismissed a pro-Israeli group’s legal challenge to local council resolutions to boycott goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. In a landmark decision announced on … read more

Events

MCB speech on London Bridge atrocity

From MCB Secretary General Haru Khan, at the Press Conference, 4 June 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for attending at such short notice. As you can see, we have Muslim community representatives from around the country who have come … read more

EU News

Teenage asylum seeker blameless

BBC reports, ‘A Syrian teenager arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack in Berlin has been released after no incriminating evidence was found. The 17-year-old asylum seeker was arrested in the Uckermark region, north-east of Berlin, on Tuesday. Police … read more

Muslims in Britain

Muslim organisations in UK appalled by atrocity

Muslim Council of Britain Following the attack on Manchester Arena last night, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, issued the following statement, “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I understand teenagers … read more

Biographies

Planetary scientist Ramy El-Maarry

Swiss-trained Mohammed Ramy El-Maarry has been breaking new ground at the University of Colarado, where he is visiting scientist. His current research interests are on the planet Mars, My research interests are Martian geology/geomorphology, but also extend to small bodies and … read more

Books

Peter Clark’s ‘Damascus Diaries’

Book Review In the Syria that was  Damascus Diaries, Life Under the Assads by Peter Clark Gilgamesh Publishing, 2015. ISBN: 978-190853135-3 393 Pages               Peter Clark, best known as the founding father of Pickthallian … read more

Featured Videos

Fatima Manji Channel 4 News Journalist, on surviving a media firestorm

Fatima Manji, Channel 4 news journalist, on surviving a media firestorm and what happens when racism, sexism and Islamophobia collide. The talk was chaired by Nosheen Iqbal, The Guardian’s Women’s Editor. —– Women of the World festival 2017 WOW celebrates … read more

Blogs

For Christ’s sake?

Christian extremism on display – will it be called Christianist violence (apro pos the much bandied term ‘Islamic violence?). Of course not, because it will be said that one should take a holistic view of a religion’s teachings! Here is an unsavoury … read more

Opinion Piece

Professor Niyazi Eruslu – why under detention?

Professor Niyazi Eruslu, the founding Rector of Yalova University near Istanbul, has been held in detention in the aftermath of the coup attempt of 15 August 2016. While President Erdogan deserves to be much admired for his statesmanship, boldness and … read more

Islamicate Archives

Ghada Karmi: Remembering Balfour

Writing to the Editor of the Guardian, Britain’s colonial past is indeed still with us and nowhere more so than in the Middle East. Next year will mark the centenary of the Balfour declaration, a colonial document whose consequences were … read more