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Nicolo Degiorgis lifts the veil on Italy’s Islamophobia

Hidden Islam sports stadium Trento Muslim worship rencontres d'arles prize

This year’s author book award at the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival went to Nicolo Degiorgis for Hidden Islam. With a foreword by Martin Parr, the man who matters most in the world of the photobook, it arrived in Arles with buzz attached from the recent photobook festival at Bristol co-curated by Parr. Hidden Islam looks at how and where Muslims ... Read More »

Trojan horse inquiry: ‘A coordinated agenda to impose hardline Sunni Islam’Trojan horse inquiry: ‘A coordinated agenda to impose hardline Sunni Islam’

Nansen primary school in Birmingham was investigated as part of 'Trojan horse' inquiry

An investigation ordered by the government has found a “sustained, coordinated agenda to impose segregationist attitudes and practices of a hardline, politicised strain of Sunni Islam” on children in a number of Birmingham schools. A draft of the report, marked as sensitive, states: “Left unchecked, it would confine schoolchildren within an intolerant, inward-looking monoculture that would severely inhibit their participation ... Read More »

London Synagogue Hosts Ramadan Iftar


LONDON – In the first event of its kind, Muslims in North West London have been invited to break their Ramadan fast at a Jewish synagogue, spreading a message of peace, tolerance and coexistence. It is my first time in a synagogue and it’s been a wonderful experience,” Hamza, 17, told BBC Radio 5. “It told me that there is ... Read More »

What is it like to be a Muslim in Britain today?

People gather for the first annual celeb

1. What does it mean to you to be Muslim? Sadiya Ahmed, 40, lives in London. In 2010, she founded Everyday Muslim, a project creating an archive of British Muslim life, education and culture. She says the project gives a sense of belonging to communities and young Muslims who can feel disaffected or demonised on the basis of their faith. ... Read More »

New European law says Muslims can have whole month off for Ramadan

A new European directive states that Muslims can have the whole month off during Ramadan on full pay. Ramadan, for those who don’t know is the time when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Fasts this year are set last for over 19 hours. Yes, 19 hours! From Monday any Muslim who wants to take the whole month off can ... Read More »

Turkey’s Non-Muslim Expats Rejoice Ramadan


Turkey’s non-Muslim expats observing Ramadan have been adapting to the traditions of the holy month through fasting, attending iftar with Muslim families and sharing the happiness of the blessed month. “Ramadan to me signifies spirituality, empathy, discipline, sharing and family happiness,” Felister Gesare Orangi, a 23-year-old student from Kenya told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday, July 2. The Kenyan Orangi, who ... Read More »

UK Muslims on Mission to Share Ramadan


CAIRO – Muslims from Manchester’s large city of Oldham have come up with an innovative idea to invite non-Muslim neighbors to share Ramadan fasting and iftar for one day with a Muslim family to drive out misconceptions about the faith and holy month. “This is to give people a bit of awareness,” Hushiyar Ali, a Muslim who lives in Oldham, ... Read More »

UK Muslims gather to promote tolerance


Thousands of British Muslims are gathering at a mass peace rally in Surrey aimed at promoting religious tolerance and rejecting extremism. An estimated 5,000 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), considered the biggest Muslim youth group in the United Kingdom, will participate in the three day event starting on Friday to promote dialogue around peace and rejecting religious ... Read More »

will Britain have a Muslim majority by 2050?

Birth rates among native-born women are currently low across most of Europe and the developed world in general. Demographers think a fertility rate of about 2.1 children per woman on average is necessary for the population of a developed country to sustain itself. Most of the “native” populations of Europe are failing to have enough children, while birth rates are ... Read More »

Muslims ‘could be banned’ from becoming UK school governors

A set of rules aimed at promoting “British values” in schools could ban conservative Muslims from becoming governors, a religious rights group says. The new regulations follow allegations of a “Trojan Horse” plot to Islamisize schools in the UK. UK bans teaching of creationism theory in free schools The Department of Education has introduced a new set of rules governing ... Read More »