Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Islam and Youth

This is an interview with Dr Sadek Hamid on youth issues in Islam

Welsh Muslims

Wales Online, You Don't Know Us.

"These women have different stories to tell, of inspirational people doing inspirational things. Sadly, they include the experiences of abuse or racism which have formed part of their lives.

"But just as being Muslim is one part of their make-up, so is this: they are brilliant Welsh women doing wonderful things."

Monday, 25 March 2019

Miqdaad Versi Interview

Guardian, ‘The Tories are institutionally Islamophobic’: Miqdaad Versi takes on MPs and the media interview/opinion: "The 33-year-old Versi is a privately educated Londoner who graduated in maths from Oxford university. He is handsome and smiley and could pass for a dishevelled Louis Theroux. He talks fast, constantly gesturing with his hands and nodding. But his arguments are always fair, balanced and evidence-based. Versi is famously polite and relentlessly reasonable. Over the past three years he has become a brilliantly effective media whisperer – cajoling rather than bullying newspapers and broadcasters into seeing the error of their ways."

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Birmingham Mosques Vandalised

Mirror, Birmingham mosque attacks: Five holy buildings vandalised 'with sledgehammers' "The terrified Birmingham Muslim community is linking sledgehammer attacks on five mosques around the city overnight to the deadly New Zealand terror massacres."

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

'Young British Muslims are demanding the government tackles Islamophobia now'

Dazed, Young British Muslims are demanding the government tackles Islamophobia now "Political and faith leaders gathered in solidarity on Monday (March 18) in London’s Regent’s Park mosque to discuss the reality of Islamophobia in the UK. London mayor Sadiq Khan joined the panel with home secretary Sajid Javid, communities secretary James Brokenshire, the archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and chief rabbi Ephraim Mirvis."

Message of Support

Video from the Naz Legacy Foundation.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Cambridge Mosque

Guardian, Inside Cambridge’s new £23m mosque: a forest runs through it  "The new £23m mosque in Mill Road, Cambridge, which will open in the next few weeks, is the most determined attempt yet to build in a way that is of its own place and time. It’s the brainchild of Timothy Winter, also known as Abdal Hakim Murad, a convert to Islam who teaches at the University of Cambridge and is dean of the Cambridge Muslim College. The building, which has room for 1,000 worshippers, will serve the city’s Muslim population in general, as well as Winter’s students. " The project has used social media to publicise its building/funding. Details are here: Cambridge Mosque Project (Twitter)Cambridge Mosque Information Cambridge Mosque Trust (website).