“Europe’s first eco-mosque” opens in Cambridge

Cambridge Mosque, “Europe’s first eco-mosque” has opened after much anticipation. Sustainability and eco-friendliness have been prioritised in the building of the mosque and its mission statement, which quotes Dr Tim Winter, chairman of the Cambridge Mosque Trust, as stating that  “‘Islamic civilization has been...

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wins landmark victory in Texas as Anti-BDS Act is struck down

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the United State’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organisation, won its lawsuit on behalf of Bahia Amawi. Amawi, a speech language pathologist in Texas, lost her job after she declined to sign a contract that would renew...

Frankfurt University rocked by accusations of anti-Muslim racism

At the University of Frankfurt, a fierce debate has broken out over a proposed conference on the Islamic headscarf, signalling growing contestation over questions of identity and discrimination. Entitled “The Islamic headscarf – Symbol of...

Religious Groups respond to the introduction of Relationships and Sex Education in the UK

An intense debate is taking place in the UK between religious groups in the context of  what has been described as the introduction of ‘LGBT equality’ lessons and the announcement by the UK government...

Amplifying the achievements of ‘good immigrants’: A political strategy under scrutiny in Germany and...

As immigration has taken centre stage in political debates across Europe in recent years, stories of brave deeds and outstanding achievements by immigrants have become a staple of reporting. Defenders of migrants’ rights in...

Muslim Hate crimes have increased by 593% one week after the NZ shootings

While New Zealanders may have come together in solidarity with the Muslim community after the Mosque attacks, the United Kingdom has seen a disturbing trend which suggest that the attacks have only encouraged explicit...

The motivations of the Christchurch mosque shooter

In the wake of last Friday’s shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, commentators have sought to understand what drove the alleged perpetrator, 28 year old Australian Brenton Tarrant, to commit...

Debate on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party pulls in British Muslims

The debate around anti-Semitism in the Labour Party is continuing unabated, with many of the nine MPs who have recently left the Labour party to form the Independent Party stating that how anti-Semitism is...

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