Pew Research Center Survey finds Americans more willing to accept Muslims as family members than Western Europeans

A new survey by the Pew Research Center has found that a majority of non-Muslim Americans (89%) say they are willing to accept Muslims as neighbours, with though less, a still significant majority (79%) saying they would also be willing to accept Muslims as...

The UK’s Commission for Countering Extremism Report roundly condemned by Muslim Political figures

The United Kingdom’s Commission for Countering Extremism released their report this month on challenging extremism in England and Wales. The report is based on visits to20 towns and cities and responses from 3,000 organisations and individuals. The report argues that the failure to properly...

The « reopening » of French debate on veil: a national debate without any...

“Not here, not today”. This is what a local elected politician from the Rassemblement National(a far-right party) told to a veiled mother, who accompanied her son’s class for a school visit in the regional...

Contestations regarding the stereotypes of Arab and Muslim women, and the breaking of them.

In a comment piece by Claudia Mende in Qantara.de, Mende complains that the “Stereotype of the oppressed Arab woman continues to dominate public discourse”. Mende highlights that the lives of women in the Islamic...

Clumsy government satire seeks to discourage German Muslims from turning to Salafism

North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), the most populous of Germany’s 16 federal states, has rolled out a new anti-terrorism programme: a satirical YouTube channel called Jihadi Fool. Run by the state’s domestic intelligence agency, the Landesamt...

President of the UK’s National Union of Students pulls out of governing Conservative Party...

The leader of the National Union of Students, Zamzam Ibrahim, has decided to withdraw from speaking at two sessions of the Conservative Party conference,  taking place this week, after a fringe event of the...

Women’s March’s decision to remove Board member Zahra Billoo due to criticism of Israel...

The Women’s March, the American non-profit organisation that grew out of the prolific march that took place in March 2017 after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, has removed Zahra Billoo, from its Board, which it...

Hamza Yusuf’s comments on Syria provokes deeper debate on the Islamic tradition on opposing...

Prominent American Muslim Scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf has encountered yet another controversy in the past few weeks, after a video begun to be widely shared in which Yusuf critiques the Syrian revolution in a...

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