Tory policy 'negatively affects' Muslims - report

Government policies, including those linked to security and extremism, are "negatively impacting" Muslims in Britain, an established Muslim rights group has reported.

Libya dissident rendition claim heard by Supreme Court

A high profile rendition claim involving the UK was being heard by the Supreme Court this week. MI6 has been accused by ex-Libyan dissident Abdul Hakim Belhaj of helping to arrange his and his wife's rendition claiming they were covertly taken from Thailand to Libya.

Council caved in over Dudley Mosque - Muslim leaders

Muslim leaders claim Dudley Council bosses ‘caved’ to opposition – including pressure from far right groups – to block its plans for a new mosque in the town.

Catholic Education Service refuses to teach Islam for GCSE RE

The organisation which represents Catholic schools in the UK was adamant over its decision of choosing Judaism over Islam as its second GCSE RE subject.

UAE threatens UK to crackdown on Brotherhood or lose arms deals

The United Arab Emirates threatened to block billion-pound arms deals with the UK, stop inward investment and cut intelligence cooperation if David Cameron did not act against the Muslim Brotherhood, the Guardian reported.

Chef who abused Muslim pensioner on London bus jailed

A chef who threw a Turkish pensioner’s Zimmer frame off a bus after shouting ‘go back to your own country’ during a shocking Islamophobic rant was been jailed for 16 weeks.

Workshop addresses prejudice

Community leaders, local businesses and social groups came together for a workshop on Islamophobia last Sunday.

30% of racial harassment occurred this year

Around 30 per cent of staff who’ve witnessed or experienced racial harassment in the workplace say it’s happened in the past year, a new survey suggests.

Glasgow cinema criticised for cancelling screening of Islam-themed film

A Scottish cinema was criticised for cancelling a screening of the 1977 Islam-themed film The Message, despite receiving fewer than 100 complaints, the Scotsman reported.

Ukip Peer asks Muslims to ‘clarify modern meaning of Islam’

A Ukip peer called on the Government to fund a special council for Muslim leaders to “clarify the modern meaning” of Islam and “cast the extremists out”.

Poppy can unite all Britons, says Muslim leader

The poppy is a symbol to unite all Britons, regardless of religion, a senior Muslim leader said.

‘Fake’ Facebook page ordered Birmingham Muslims to vote Labour

A printout of a Facebook page which claimed religious leaders urged Birmingham Muslim voters to back the Labour Party in this year’s city council elections has been branded a fake.

London has chosen ‘hope over fear’. LONDONERS ELECT FIRST MUSLIM MAYOR

Sadiq Khan has been elected mayor of London with a huge majority over his Tory rival Zac Goldsmith.  He took 1,310,143 votes (57%) ...

MCB CONGRATULATES SADIQ KHAN

The main umbrella body representing UK Muslims  - The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has congratulated Sadiq Khan as the new Mayor of London. Dr Shuja Shafi, its Secretary General said: I congratulate ...