The Western Criticisms of Qatar: Double standard or on point?

Qatar is currently hosting the 2022 FIFA (Fédération internationale de Football Association, meaning International Association Football Federation) World Cup, after successfully securing the bid in 2010. They are the first Middle Eastern (and Muslim) host of the tournament following FIFA’s appeal to take the...

No working definition of Islamophobia for the UK Government: Implications and Reactions

Tuesday 1st November  was the  beginning of the tenth Islamophobia awareness month, a campaign founded in 2012 by MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) and partner organisations which aims to “showcase the positive contributions of Muslims as well as raise awareness of Islamophobia in society”1....

Black and Muslim in the UK :Between Invisibility and Over Exposure

The 22nd of September saw the release of the latest report by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) in collaboration with Everyday Muslim Archive and Heritage Initiative (an archive which documents and preserves UK...

First Muezzin Call in Cologne : Pros and Cons

October 14 marked the first muezzin call from the central mosque of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), which stands in Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne. The city is home to approximately 120,000...

King Charles III and Islam : Between Colonial Past and Islamophilia

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022, King Charles III (formerly The Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son) ascended to the throne1. The passing of Queen Elizabeth II...

British Muslims As “Second-Class” Citizens : The Combined Effect of Security and Islamophobia

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) (an independent educational charity specializing on race relations throughout the world) released their latest report on Sunday 11th September 2022 titled “Citizenship: From Right to Privilege”. In 2021,...

French Preacher Expulsion: What it means for Religious Freedom

On Tuesday 30th August, The Council of State (France’s highest administrative court) has agreed to the expulsion of Imam Hassan Iquioussen to Morocco. Citing the ruling by the Council, Gérald Darmanin (Interior Minister) tweeted...

AMERICAN MUSLIMS 2022: YOUNGER AND MORE PIOUS THAN ANY OTHER FAITH GROUP IN THE...

August 25th 2022 saw the release of the latest report from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). Titled “American Muslim Poll 2022: A Politics and Pandemic Status Report”, this is the sixth installment...

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