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The sorry truth is that the virus of anti-Semitism has infected the British Muslim community

Mehdi Hasan
If tomorrow, God forbid, I were to cause the death of an innocent man with my car, minutes after sending a series of texts on my mobile phone, I’m guessing I’d spend the rest of my life riddled with guilt. What I wouldn’t do ...

The Hunted Rohingya by Khurshid Khatib

In November 2012, President Obama became the first serving US President to visit Burma. In a historic speech in the presence of President Thein Sein and human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi at Rangoon University, he addressed the ...

My life from Lebanon to London by Rania Hafez

Fascinating short film with Muslim Institute Fellow Rania Hafez talks about her childhood in Lebanon and her life in London. [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWnVAqsHcik autoplay:0]

News from Kolkata by Mohammad Soukat Ali

A mini renaissance seems to be occurring among the Muslims of West Bengal of which Kolkata is the State-capital. They have managed to create their own daily Bengali newspaper (Kalom), which is becoming as influential as those media outlets ...

Mark Gonzales beckons Islam to a New Age by Farouk Peru

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative (IMI) is an inclusive prayer space which I was fortunate enough to come across late last year. It consists of Muslims who are very open to other approaches of worship and spiritual exercises. As such, I find ...

European Muslim Cultures by Hasan Kadyrov

In 21st century Britain people are all too comfortable with Muslims as part of the "other" communities, neatly compartmentalised into the non-white immigrant populations, with cultures that seem far removed from what is considered as ...

'Zero Dark Thirty' is Osama bin Laden's Last Victory Over America by Matt Taibbi

I went to see Zero Dark Thirty this weekend with great anticipation. I've always loved Kathryn Bigelow's movies – I'm a fan to an almost embarrassing degree. Like most people I liked the Busey-Keanu surf-and-bromance film ...

Grief and Rage in India by Naila Kabeer

There is uproar in India at the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23 year old student on her way home from the cinema. Can we harness the international attention to this case to demand that the world's leaders commit themselves to a policy ...

Multiculturalism and the Nation by Tariq Modood

The proclaimed ‘failure’ of multiculturalism suggests the breakdown of a single process of integration. In fact, it is the term's capacity to overcome precisely this logic that reveals its continuing relevance in the process of ...

The Other Islam: new shoots in an old tree by Brandino Machiavelli

They say when unusual things happen they all happen together. A few weekends ago I experienced a chain of events which, although of greatly differing relevance, all contributed to a couple of days which were to be different and instructive in ...