Ahmed Hassan has been sentenced to thirty-four years in jail for his attempted bombing of a London train. It has emerged Hassan was referred to the Prevent programme twice, but the extent of the threat he posed was not realised.
The National Union of Students (NUS) has published its report ‘The experience of Muslim students in 2017-18’. The report highlights the obstacles Muslim students experience in higher and further education, including raising concerns about the effect of the Prevent initiative.
British middle-class Muslim children homeschooled because of racist bullying in mainstream schools, paper finds
The paper, from the University of Portsmouth and the University of Birmingham, has found that middle-class British Muslim parents are homeschooling their children because they are being subject to racist bullying in mainstream schools.
The event, organised by the Islamic Community Milli Gorus (ICMG) sees young Muslims promote mutual understanding through the “Hello, I am a Muslim” message. More than five hundred European mosques are taking part in the initiative.
French President meets Sherin Khankan, founder of Denmark’s first female-led mosque, to discuss balance...
The French President, Emmanuel Macron, has met Sherin Khankan, the founder of Denmark’s first female-led mosque, as well as other religious leaders, to discuss the balance between religion and politics in France and how social problems connected to religious and cultural differences may be tackled.
A motion at the National Education Union’s annual conference has said that Ofsted’s stance on banning hijabs in schools risks community cohesion, with delegates commenting its ‘muscular liberalism’ is Islamophobic and racist.
Events were held in cities around the UK to express solidarity with the Muslim community on ‘Punish a Muslim Day’. However, given the institutional and structural nature of Islamophobia, it has been warned one day of support is not enough.