Monday, 19 February 2018

"UK mosques must make space for women"

Remona Aly, Guardian, UK mosques must make space for women – not turn us away
"Mosques are opening their doors to the public, but too many keep them closed to practising women. The Open My Mosque campaign aims to change this."

Friday, 16 February 2018

Visit My Mosque

Visit My Mosque contains details of all the mosques available to visit on 18th February 2018. It's a good initiative. I've been encouraging my students to attend. Details of the Wales programme are shown.

Erasing Muslims from the “West”: Islamophobic campaigns across Europe and the US

Mobashra Tazamal, The Bridge Initiative, Erasing Muslims from the “West”: Islamophobic campaigns across Europe and the US, 14 Feb 2018 "The growing nativist, far right, and white nationalist movements in Europe and the United States have utilized existing racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia to garner support for their discriminatory policies. The election of Donald Trump, whose campaign capitalized on Islamophobia and racism, has emboldened ethno-nationalist movements in Europe and the United States. Exclusionary rhetoric has grown amongst political parties who seek to capitalize on growing anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment. While the movements have manifested in different ways in the two geographic locations, the central message is creating an us versus them dichotomy and refusal to see Muslims as a part of European and American society."

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Mo Salah chant

In respect of Mo Salah of Liverpool, out came this chant (via Ilm Channel)

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Cambridge Mosque

Cambridge News, Take a look inside Cambridge's oldest mosque before it opens to the public, 11 Feb 2018 "Abu Bakr Masjid mosque in Mawson Road, off Mill Road will open its door to all faiths and communities on February 18 as part of a national Visit My Mosque Day organised by the Muslim Council of Great Britain."

Friday, 9 February 2018

Muslims in Wales

Laura Jones, Parallel.cymru, Hanes y Mwslimiaid yng Nghymru / The History of Muslims in Wales

Sunday Times 'twisted' hijab ban story to stoke debate

Middle Eastern Eye, Sunday Times 'twisted' hijab ban story to stoke debate, teachers say, 9 Feb 2018 "Teachers say newspaper's story was 'completely misleading' and journalists came to London school with 'agenda' to stir up controversy." Allegations. "The headteacher at a London primary school that was forced to back down from a ban on Islamic headscarves has accused the Sunday Times newspaper of "twisting" her words to stir up controversy around the issue, according to a recording obtained by Middle East Eye."