Friday, 27 November 2020

Hijab in Police

Independent, PC who redesigned ‘uncomfortable’ hijab hopes new version will inspire more Muslim women to join the force

"PC Amireddy, who helped to design a new hijab to replace the one she was supplied with, said she hopes the garment will inspire other Muslim women to consider a career in policing."

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Mental Health and Young British Muslims

Telegraph & Argus, There is a 'mental health crisis' among young British Muslims, says report " The report, commissioned by British Muslims for Secular Democracy, has been written by six authors - all of whom are British Muslim women - and aims to "change the narrative" surrounding mental health for the UK's Muslim population."

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Medina as Market Model

Middle East Eye, How a British market was inspired by the Islamic model of Medina "In the early days of Islam, markets were "the lifeblood of the community" and the "first bastion of both social welfare and wealth creation", according to the Open Trade Network, a Norwich-based organisation supporting "access to trade and enterprise for all". Traders at the new market aren't taxed or charged rental, and undercutting is not permitted."

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Conservative Perspectives Poll

Guardian, Half of Conservative party members believe Islam is threat, poll finds, 30 Sep 2020 "Almost half of Conservative party members believe Islam “a threat to the British way of life,” according to a poll which has reignited concerns over Islamophobia within Britain’s ruling party."

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Tackling Islamophobia

Azfar Shafi, Byline Times, Tackling Islamophobia in ‘Terrorism’ Won’t happen by Sticking the Label On More White Perpetrators, 22 September 2020 "CfMM is right to be concerned about language, as language is indeed embedded in power. The media’s use of the ‘terrorist’ label normalises and shores up support for a term which, in the hands of government agencies, serves as a blank cheque for the use of some of Britain’s most powerful, repressive and exceptional powers – from raids, detention, citizenship stripping and up to warfare."

Tuesday, 25 August 2020