Hizb-ut-Tahrir and the media: Gotcha Islamism

As a recent incident on Britain’s Islam Channel shows, the often subversive use of the media by the global pan-Islamist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir speaks to the difficulties the group has with its image and worldview. [Read more…]

British parliamentary candidate Osama Saeed: Muslims in Europe: The Scottish example

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has a new candidate for British Parliament from one of its key districts in Glasgow – activist Osama Saeed. But what’s a young Glaswegian Muslim doing running with a nationalist party in Europe? We speak to Saeed to find out. [Read more…]

Obituary: Michael Jackson: The way he made us feel

Like him or not, Michael Jackson, who passed away this week at 50, had an intriguing and tangential relationship to Islam in addition to his many controversies. Nevertheless, he was loved by millions of Muslims for his music and talent. [Read more…]

Author Shelina Zahra Janmohamed: “Life is on hold until you get married”

Author Shelina Zahra Janmohamed sits down with us to discuss the issues brought up in her new book Love in a Headscarf, which documents Janmohamed’s search for a partner in a landscaped blurred by culture clashes, mixed identities, and double standards. [Read more…]

American Muslims: Thriving in America?

Headline figures from a new Gallup poll – which say that Muslims are doing better in the US than the UK – don’t tell the whole story. Applying one country’s model to the other won’t complete the story either. [Read more…]

Former Dutch MP Fadime Örgü: Muslims in Europe: The Dutch example

With all the challenges Muslims in Europe face, it’s hard to find examples of social and economic progress. But Muslim communities in the Netherlands are making a difference – and former Dutch MP Fadime Örgü was at the centre of it. [Read more…]