Who am I? Mona Al Ghussein August 2019 Who am I? I am a Palestinian Muslim born in Kuwait, raised in France and England and consider Britain my home. There is some irony in that of course as it was the British in the infamous Balfour declaration that voided half of my ancestral home in…Details
The callousness and greed of men like Boris Johnson and David Cameron is the product of a private education
Johnson, Cameron and others who hold power were not born this way. No one is. On Monday, BBC’s Panorama claimed David Cameron made around £7m from Greensill Capital before it went into administration in March. Cameron disputes that figure, but has previously admitted he was very well paid by the financial services company. He lobbied for his paymasters ebulliently, sent dozens of…Details
George Galloway has galvanised Muslim hoodlums in Batley and Spen to further erode our failing democracy
The by-election has become a battleground for far-right hoods, the hard left, the current Tories, nationalists and Labour activists Thanks and no thanks to the many Muslims who have been in touch since I tweeted this: “Muslims inciting hatred against Kim Leadbeater and LGBT people are scum. So say I, a Muslim. Other fair-minded Muslims should too”.…Details
In light of the recent events that have unfolded in Gaza and Jerusalem(including Sheikh Jarrah), Members and Trustees of BMSD call for an end to violence and bloodshed in Gaza and Jerusalem; and a long-term commitment to justice and statehood for Palestinian people.
Younger Syrians see themselves more as ‘survivors’ rather than ‘victims’ Mustapha Karkouti, my close friend, was a Syrian-born British journalist, who died of a heart attack last July. We would often have coffee and talk politics. Today, we would have ruminated about the Syrian spring which led to an unending, grave winter. Ten years ago,…Details
‘My husband would gaslight me every day,’ 48-year-old Fatima tells Metro.co.uk. ‘He denied that I had put sugar in his tea – he would do it each time I made it. ‘He taunted that I was losing my memory as I was getting old. ‘He also hid my keys. I would look for them and…Details
For the author Tawseef Khan and our own writer Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, challenging Islamophobia is sadly a fact of life – but it’s vital that problems aren’t ignored within their religion You are a 14-year-old Muslim boy from Manchester, hormonal, straining at the leash, on the cusp of young adulthood. In your home, you – being…Details
Albert Persaud’s article on “Why we need the Office for Minority Health?” In Albert’s words the report is coherent on the evidence and actions needed at all levels and that they see the Office for Minority Health as a strategic vehicle – legislative, policy, Govt accountability, to deliver the better mental health outcomes. The paper…Details
The racists attacking Marcus Rashford are becoming even bolder, but the spirit of equality will prevail
A lifetime spent fighting discrimination makes you resilient, determined and smart Spineless, splenetic, spiteful, racist scoundrels have been at it again. Well, they never seem to stop recently. Last weekend on social media, some of them assailed and seriously threatened star footballers: Marcus Rashford, Reece James, Romaine Sawyers, Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial. The perpetrators are…Details
Most of the reluctant are not brash anti-vaxxers, but are hesitant because they feel unsafe and mistrustful This much we know: people of black and South Asian ethnic background have a greater risk of death from Covid-19 than white people. According to Ben Humberstone, the deputy director of the health and life events division at the…Details
Saeida Rouass’s paper on the intersection of misogyny and violent extremism (specifically in relation to white supremacy) was published by Hidayah. It is based on interviews with women who were once members of white supremacy groups in the USA and then left. The paper can be found here.