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World Hijab Day: DoA

Earlier this week, there was a so-called Day of Acceptance (of Disability), organised by a company called 3E Love, which markets a variety of merchandise, like T-shirts, stickers etc, bearing their logo of a...

Why Muslims don’t join the Christian Right

The new intolerance: will we regret pushing Christians out of public life?: A Challenge to the Left Cristina Odone’s headline article in this week’s New Statesman describes how a liberal consensus has taken hold...

Not the ‘ally’ Muslims need

In today’s Guardian, there’s an article by Laurie Penny attacking those who have been campaigning against the supposed gender segregation on British university campuses (meaning, the separate seating arrangements at some Islamic society gatherings),...

FGM and the fallacy of symbolism

Sarah Sands: We cannot lose the battle for liberal values - Comment - London Evening Standard Sarah Sands is the editor of the London Evening Standard, and this article by her appeared in yesterday’s...

Muslims must pay to save Academy

Recently I saw a number of appeals on Facebook and other social media to sign a petition to save a “mosque” in Manchester, the Islamic Academy of Manchester, which had been sold to a...

Christmas, converts and that fatwa

Just before last Christmas, the Egyptian Muslim scholar (currently Grand Mufti of Egypt), Ali Gomaa (or Ali Jumu’ah) replied to a question from someone whose mother had left Islam, as to whether he and...

Bishops are not mere middle management

I’ve been pretty astounded at the tone of the response to the Church of England’s General Synod’s decision to reject the appointment of female bishops on Wednesday. The motion had been supported by the...