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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.
A January article from the Spectator discusses the emergence of two distinct Muslim cultures in Britain. Cohen writes of the reaction to St Stephen’s primary school in Newham banning the wearing of the headscarf for girls under the age of eight, drawing links to issues of Muslim engagement with public life and counter-extremism efforts in the UK.
Several UK politicians, including the Mayor of London, have expressed their concerns over the impact the delay of releasing bodies for burial is having on Muslim and Jewish communities. The issue concerns one jurisdiction of London in particular, which is home to the UK’s largest Muslim and ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.
Today the long awaited review on integration by Dame Louise Casey has been published. Though the review has already been championed by those who...