#FosterFriday: Muslim Foster Network launches ‘Fostering Friday’ as part of Ramadan to encourage much-needed Muslim families to sign up to foster

The Muslim Foster Network (MFN) has made Friday 25th May, 9th Ramadan, as ‘Fostering Friday’, “a day of action to raise awareness of the need for Muslim Foster carers”, as it estimates 8,100 new foster families are needed in the next twelve months. These families are needed for Muslim children, many of whom (approximately 4000) are unaccompanied refugee children.

Muslims Against Anti-Semitism’s full-page ad in two national newspapers pledged Muslim solidarity with Jewish community in eradicating anti-Semitism

Muslims Against Anti-Semitism (MAAS), “a collective group of British Muslims who believe that antisemitism within Muslim communities has gone on for far too long”, have established their organisation and its mission statement with a post in the Telegraph and the Times entitled “We Muslims have one word for Jews. Shalom”.

Football players’ meeting with Erdogan causes uproar in Germany

Germany is a nation crazy for football. As the country gears up for this year’s world cup in Russia, the national team’s coach, Joachim Löw, announced his preliminary squad on May 15, signalling the onset of the countdown to the tournament. Two footballers posing with...

Preacher, businessman, father: the story of a French Salafist

A Le Monde reporter spoke with a French Salafist and recounted her experience: His name is Atef, he is a large, bearded man with laughing eyes. At 35, he believes in Allah as he does "Heaven and...

Director General of MI5 warns of “unprecedented” danger of Islamist terrorism

MI5 Director General, Andrew Parker, has told a symposium of his European counterparts in Berlin that Islamist terrorism represents an “unprecedented” danger to the EU, along with the threat of Russian aggression.

Manchester bomber came from strict Salafi family and was radicalised by family of al-Qaeda...

In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times, a cousin of Salman Abedi, the bomber responsible for the 2017 Manchester terror attack, discusses Abedi’s radicalisation. He says Abedi came from a strict Salafi family and was radicalised by family of an al-Qaeda terrorist.

80% of U.S. Muslims say they observe Ramadan by fasting, Pew Research Center survey...

A 2017 Pew Research Center survey reveals that 80% of U.S. Muslims say they observe Ramadan by fasting, including a large share of those who do not consider religion very significant in their lives.

Article warns the British Muslim community can no longer take its security for granted

In the Independent, Mamadou Bocoum writes that British Muslims need to remember during Ramadan that they cannot take their security for granted anymore, and that the community must work together and with the police and the government to protect their collective freedoms.

#OurZakatBelongsHere: The Case for the Local Distribution of Zakah

Mamnun Khan has recently examined the way in which British Muslims give zakah, a very relevant topic for Ramadan. He argues for the local distribution of zakah as it is not only more effective, but also in accordance with Islamic theology.

Farhad Khosrokhavar: ‘urban structure’ is a significant radicalization factor

Sociologist Farhad Khosrokhavar recently published a piece in Le Monde, in which he argues: "In Europe, one of the most significant, even essential, factors of jihadist radicalization is the city. Not just any city. We're...

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