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The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Britain’s leading Muslim organisation, has launched a scheme to train women for leadership in mosques and community bodies. The six-month scheme is currently being undertaken by twenty women, who are given one-to-one mentoring and visit “best-practice mosques”. They are also given public speaking training and training in media relations.
The recent burqa ban introduced in Denmark is the latest manifestation of a recurring pattern of burqa bans in Europe. These bans tend to end up backfiring, so will Denmark’s end up doing the same?
In the Independent, Mamadou Bocoum writes that British Muslims need to remember during Ramadan that they cannot take their security for granted anymore, and that the community must work together and with the police and the government to protect their collective freedoms.
A German charity organisation distributing food to the poor has been accused of racist bias after one of its branches excluded “foreigners” from its...