The Muslim Council of Britain has elected its first female leader. Zara Mohammed, 29 from Glasgow, said it was an “honour” to be appointed as the new secretary general after winning the most votes in a poll of affiliate groups of the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella organisation. She succeeds Harun Khan, who completed a maximum…
British middle-class Muslim children homeschooled because of racist bullying in mainstream schools, paper finds
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.
Spectator’s claim 32,000 Muslims pose credible threat to national security found to be inaccurate by IPSO five months after publication
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.
International Women’s Day brings calls for Muslim women to be more involved in mosque governance and leadership, amid discussion of breaking religious glass ceilings
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.
Muslim Council of Britain criticises its misrepresentation in the media as part of a larger trend affecting the Muslim community
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.