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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.
A claim made by the Spectator in September, 2017 that “there are an estimated 32,000 Muslims eager to commit the next terror atrocity” has been found to be “significantly” inaccurate by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). It took the article five months to be corrected, during which time countless readers will have read the false statistics, which misrepresent British Muslims.
Research has shown that women are typically alienated from mosque leadership and governance in the UK. Muslim advocacy organisations have set up schemes to promote women’s involvement in mosques as a result, and International Women’s Day has prompted discussion of the ways in which women can break religious glass ceilings across all faiths.
The Muslim Council of Britain has criticised journalist Andrew Gilligan for misrepresenting it in his recent article, commenting that this is part of larger trend in which the public engagement of Muslim organisations is treated with suspicion and over-regulation.