• Kominas

    More than just a Muslim punk band

    by  • July 27, 2015

    Since setting up their band, The Kominas have come under fire from all sides: some punks say they aren’t real punks, while conservatives are critical of their politics. But who decides what punk is anyway? Isn’t the very essence of punk to push boundaries and upset the status quo? According to Richard Marcus, despite...

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    Curriculum

    Curriculum initiative by British Muslims

    by  • July 27, 2015

    On the initiative of the Islamic scholar Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, British Muslims have introduced an “anti-terror curriculum” designed to supply Muslim clerics with arguments against the misuse of theological arguments by terrorist organisations such as IS. By Stefan Weidner In principle, one can only welcome the fact that Muslims’ reactions to the terrorist misinterpretation...

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    The “mipster” phenomenon

    by  • July 27, 2015

    Mipster

    Most people have heard of the term “hipster”, which conjures up images of hip young, middle-class urban adults with progressive ideas who are into indie music. But what of the mipster, the “Muslim hipster”? Is it a real or just an imaginary concept? And for young American Muslims, is the label a blessing or...

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    Government deradicalisation plan will brand Muslims with beards as terrorists, say academics

    by  • July 25, 2015

    The Government’s flagship counter-radicalisation strategy leads Muslims who grow beards to be labelled as terrorists and could be used to clamp down on anti-austerity and environmental campaigners, hundreds of academics have claimed in an open letter to The Independent.   Wide-ranging powers brought in this month under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act force teachers, social...

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