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Main Stories

British hypocrisy over Libyan refugees

Fahad Ansari

Rabi' al-Thani 27, 14322011-04-01

The witch-hunt of Qaddafi opponents began on 2 October 2005 with the arrest and detention of five Libyan dissidents, who had been granted asylum by the UK, on the grounds that they were a threat to national security.

News & Analysis

Will Britain’s Kafkaesque laws be changed?

Fahad Ansari

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 14312010-05-01

The recent British elections resulted in the defeat of the Labour Party government after 13 years in power and the emergence of a new Conservative-Liberal Democrats coalition, the first of its kind in over 30 years...

Opinion

Internal cohesion key to British Muslim engagement in mainstream politics

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

Britain goes to the polls on May 6, to elect the government that is expected to run the country for the next five years. Unlike most elections in recent years, the contest is genuinely too close for the results to be predicted...

Book Review

Theoretical and philosophical discussion which fails to address the realities facing European Muslims

Iqbal Siddiqui

Ramadan 11, 14302009-09-01

To be a European Muslim by Tariq Ramadan. Pub: The Islamic Foundation, Leicester, UK, 1999. Pp: 272. Pbk: £5.95.

Special Reports

Irrelevance of nuclear weapons

Yusuf Abdullah

Sha'ban 10, 14302009-08-01

The NPT was opened for signatures in 1968. Initially, the US, Soviet Union, Britain and 59 other countries signed the treaty...

Special Reports

British Police infected by “War on Terror” virus

Fahad Ansari

Rajab 08, 14302009-07-01

The officers involved here stand accused of holding the heads of victims inside a toilet and repeatedly flushing it, as part of their interrogation.

World

Racism and police brutality against British Muslims

Fahad Ansari

Rabi' al-Thani 05, 14302009-04-01

“You’re going to remember this day for the rest of your life” — these words were uttered by anti-terror police officers to intimidate and terrify British Muslim Babar Ahmad during the brutal assault inflicted upon him in a pre-dawn raid on his home on December 2, 2003. They were right; Ahmad never forgot that day and spent the last five years struggling to ensure that it would live in the memories of the British public forever.

World

Targeting Muslim charities in Britain

Fahad Ansari

Dhu al-Hijjah 03, 14292008-12-01

On November 12, the Palestinian Relief and Development Fund, Interpal received notification from their bank, the Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB), that Lloyds TSB (their clearing bank) had served notice on IBB to cease all dealings with Interpal. Clearing banks are responsible for processing all financial transactions.

World

British Muslims face retrial after being cleared of terror charges

Our Correspondent from London

Shawwal 01, 14292008-10-01

On September 8, a jury at Woolwich Crown Court found three Muslim men, Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain, guilty of conspiracy to murder using home-made bombs. Four of their co-defendants, Arafat Khan, Waheed Zaman, Ibrahim Savant and Umar Islam, had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit a public nuisance.

Special Reports

The hypocrisy of the British debate on imprisonment without charge

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Akhirah 27, 14292008-07-01

In recent months, politics in the UK has been dominated by debate over how long the authorities should be allowed to hold suspected terrorist before they are charged or released. Fahad Ansari points out that in fact many Muslims are already held for years in British jails without trial.

Islamic Movement

“He who pays the piper calls the tune”: official Islam in Britain

Fahad Ansari

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14292008-06-01

Deciding who and who not to talk to has always been a strategy used by those in power against those they seek to control. FAHAD ANSARI discusses the attempts of the British government to find or establish an acceptable leadership for the British Muslim community.

Reflections

The barbarians of modern civilization

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 16, 14282007-07-01

That the world is a nasty place is not in doubt; what is seldom admitted is the depth of the plight of the oppressed, especially Muslims, and the level of hypocrisy that passes for the rule of law and international order. The militarily powerful oppress and terrorize the weak under the guise of fighting “terrorism”, while the rich exploit the poor in the name of progress.

World

Subversion of Al-Jazeera leaves Muslims in the dark again

Waseem Shehzad

Jumada' al-Akhirah 16, 14282007-07-01

When it hit the airwaves in 1996, Al-Jazeera took the Arab world by storm. Compared to the sterile reporting of government-controlled channels in the Arab world, Al-Jazeera came as a breath of fresh air, although the better informed knew this was a mirage. Al-Jazeera was slick and took on some subjects (though not all) that the rest of the Arab media dared not broach.

Special Reports

British government promoting projects for the “de-radicalization” of Islam

Fahad Ansari

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14272006-12-01

Despite its traditional reputation for tolerance and multiculturalism, the British government, like all colonial powers, has a long history of trying to impose meanings and leaders on Islam and Muslims. FAHAD ANSARI discusses the latest strategy being promoted in Britain, as a time when Muslims are under increasing pressure.

World

Ramadan in Britain marked by government attempts to solve the “Muslim problem”

Fahad Ansari

Shawwal 09, 14272006-11-01

Ramadan 1427 provided enough evidence of the truth in Allah’s words for any Muslim to solidify his or her faith. Almost daily for about three weeks, minister after minister, newspaper after newspaper, commentator after commentator voiced opinions about the “Muslim problem” and how to solve it.

Features

The Islamophobic heart of the UK government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation

Fahad Ansari

Ramadan 28, 14262005-11-01

This month, the Islamic Human Rights Commission will publish a detailed critique of the British government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation, written by FAHAD ANSARI. Here we publish an extract focussing on the targeting of “extemism”.

World

Muslims and Muslim organizations facing an Islamophobic witch hunt in Britain

Ahmad Musa

Rajab 27, 14262005-09-01

On August 24 the British government announced details of new measures to be taken against foreign Muslims living in Britain. Foreign Muslims will be deported from Britain, or not permitted to enter the country in the first place, if they are considered by the government to be “fostering hatred or fomenting, or glorifying terrorist violence”.

World

Blair government increases pressure on British Muslims after London bombings

Ahmad Musa

Jumada' al-Akhirah 25, 14262005-08-01

As soon as it became clear that the chaos on London’s public transport on the morning of July 7 was the result of something rather more than the usual maintenance problems, Muslims inBritain knew that they would come under immense pressure if it was confirmed that Muslims were responsible, as most observers immediately suspected.

World

The truth behind the “ricin poison conspiracy”

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 22, 14262005-05-01

The timing could hardly have been better: within days of Tony Blair’s confirming that Britain’s general elections will be held on May 5, an illegal immigrant from Algeria was convicted at the high court of what government officials, police and the media described as an international conspiracy, planned by al-Qai’da, to manufacture ricin poison and use it for a mass terrorist attack in London.

Special Reports

Our wonderful and painful experience attempting to help the Palestinians

Hajira Qureshi

Sha'ban 16, 14252004-10-01

Three British Muslimahs made headlines last month when they were arrested by the Israeli authorities in Jerusalem and accused of involvement in terrorism, before being cleared...

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