Category religion

Millions are watching one young poet talk about her humanity, because it’s absolute fire [The Canary]

Report on Missing Muslims report with reference to the much talked about poem by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan. First published in The Canary on 7 July 2017: Over a million people have watched a video of young poet Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan reciting her entry at The Last Word Festival in London. Manzoor-Khan shares her powerful insights into the […]

Muslim by label and British by happenstance [The New Arab]

Comment: A government report released this week pinpointed the counter-extremism Prevent programme as one of the main factors holding Muslims back. First published in The New Arab on 6 July 2017: This week the government released a report they commissioned from Citizens UK, which showed concern that they’re “losing Muslims” in civil and political life, […]

Muslim Women Are Breaking Through Sporting Barriers And Pushing For More [The Iranian]

In-depth feature on three Arab Muslim women reaching competitive sporting heights, defying the hardships of being Muslim and wearing hijab to achieve their goals. First published in The Iranian on 23 May 2017: In the last few years sports brand Nike has reached out to Muslim women and women from the Middle East, rounded off […]

British Muslims give an extremely English response to an EDL march [The Canary]

Twitter story on the tea party at Birmingham mosque in response to the EDL march. The Union Jack came out in full force in the heart of Britain on Saturday 7 April as two very different events took place in Birmingham. The English Defence League (EDL) marched through the city centre. But Birmingham Central Mosque held […]

Everest to NYC: Female Saudi mountain-climber scales new summits [The New Arab]

Q&A with Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest while she is at the NYC Women in the World Summit 2017. First published in The New Arab on 6 April 2017: Raha Moharrak, the renowned mountain climber who was the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest, often tells an endearing story […]

The far right can stop celebrating, the headscarf ban is “nothing of the sort” [The Canary]

Report and analysis on the implications of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that employers can legally ban headscarves. First published in The Canary on 18 March 2017: But the legal community thinks the judgment was blown out of proportion. E-zine Legal Cheek wrote that the media started writing headlines before the judgment on two relevant […]

Thousands of Brits tell Trump where to shove his Muslim ban, and MPs have the best response

On the ground report of London protests – part of nationwide protests – against US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, saying that Britain should not welcome the President in a state visit. At the same time, in the House of Commons, MPs debated an emergency motion condemning the US ban. First published in The Canary on 31 January 2017: […]