Tag Archive for Muslims

Integration: Back to Black(burn)

Avaes Mohammad on growing up in Blackburn, one of the pockets of segregation highlighted in the Casey Review, and how those promoting change from within will require more support from an integration strategy

The Casey Review and the need for an integration strategy

Integration matters because it’s about how we can all live well together - yet we have never had a sustained integration strategy in this country. The Casey Review is an opportunity we should seize to put that right.

What unites Englishness and Islam?

Dr Timothy Winter of Cambridge University examines the shared traditions between Englishness and Islam

From the Somme to Sangin – a century of Muslim service to Britain

As we come together to remember 100 years since the Somme, Steve Ballinger reports from an Armed Forces Iftar marking a century of Muslim service to Britain

London election poll shows party colours matter more than skin colour in British elections

Sadiq Khan’s victory in London's mayoral election was achieved by securing a strong swing from the Conservatives among white British voters, according to new analysis of YouGov's London polling.

Euro 2016, VIDEO: Blackburn kids show that #WeAreAllEngland

As England's Euro 2016 squad is announced, a new film shows how people from all backgrounds are coming together to get behind the England team.

Mayor Khan must be more than a symbol of integration – he must make it happen

Sadiq Khan should not be content to be merely a symbol of integration, writes Sunder Katwala. He must now use the powers of his new office to be the practical champion of integration that London needs.

WW1 heritage brings Leicester communities together

Avaes Mohammed reports from Leicester workshops telling the shared WW1 stories of Muslim, Hindu and Sikh soldiers fighting for Britain

Why speaking English matters – for everyone

New British Future trustee Imam Qari Asim on the Prime Minister's visit to his Leeds Mosque - and why the PM's push to get more people speaking English is important for everyone, not just British Muslims

Trump not welcome in UK after anti-Muslim hate speech

Donald Trump's call for a blanket ban on Muslims visiting America raises questions over whether the UK should consider barring him from the UK on hate speech grounds, writes Sunder Katwala

How remembrance can help bring us together

Wearing the Remembrance poppy can help unite Britons from different faiths and ethnicities, says new research backed by Business Secretary Sajid Javid

Question and debate the veil, don’t rush to ban it

As a practising Muslim I don’t believe that covering a woman’s face is something that Islam requires of her. I also don’t believe it’s fair to say that people who find the face veil threatening or intimidating are simply being racist or Islamophobic I don’t even believe that covering the face is particularly conducive to the country we live in. But then neither is the idea of banning it! writes Rabiha Hannan