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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.
The ‘Integrated Communities Strategy’ green paper sets out “an ambitious long-term plan of action to tackle the root causes of poor integration and create a stronger, more united Britain”. It has invited submissions on this subject to its official consultation, which is running over the next twelve weeks. The paper has drawn criticism for its emphasis on minority communities, and ignorance of how spending cuts have hampered strategies already in place to achieve the paper’s proposed aims.
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.
6th May 2014 “It is something I have got used to since 9/11. From being called Osama Bin Laden to Paki-terrorist I have heard it...