UKIP ban burqa and sharia courts ahead of June election in Britain

SHAFAQNA - The UK Independence Party (UKIP), which campaigned for Britain’s exit from the European Union in the 2016 referendum, is whipping up Islamophobia in the country ahead of the June election. In an interview with BBC on Sunday, UKIP…

Jeremy Corbyn: I Might Not Allow A Drone Strike On Isis Leader

SHAFAQNA - Jeremy Corbyn today refused to say if he would sanction a drone strike on the leader of so-called Islamic State if he became Prime Minister. In an interview on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show this morning, the Labour leader said…

UK to continue arms deals with repressive regimes: Analyst

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SHAFAQNA - The UK government will continue to strike new arms deals with other countries regardless of their human rights record in order to cope with the consequences of Brexit, says an analyst. Ian Williams, a senior analyst with Foreign…

London Iranian Film Festival 2017 - GET YOUR TICKET Sunday 23 April

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SHAFAQNA - London Iranian Film Festival is an annual, independent film festival held in London, United Kingdom. It is now entering its seventh year. It is the only festival in the UK that is dedicated to Iranian independent cinema, with this…

Theresa May calls for snap UK general election June 8

SHAFAQNA - Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a UK general election to be held on June 8. May says she has only "recently and reluctantly" come to the conclusion that a general election is necessary. "Since I became prime minister…

Muslim Medical Student Handles Racist Patient Like A True Professional

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SHAFAQNA - It's sometimes astonishing how people can keep their cool in moments of stress, upset, anger or prejudice. Just earlier this week we marveled at Saffiyah Khan who smiled in the face of a member of the far-right English Defence League…

Manchester United gets its first Muslim captain

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SHAFAQNA - In Sunday’s Manchester United game against Sunderland, Marouane Fellaini was picked by Jose Mourinho as the first Muslim captain of the Red Devils squad. The decision came as both Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney were out of…

May trying to base Britain’s future on Saudi war crimes

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SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minster Theresa May is “positioning herself in defense of grand war criminals” in order to boost her country’s economy, according to a political commentator in London, but “you can’t base growth or even…

May trying to base Britain’s future on Saudi war crimes: Analyst

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SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minster Theresa May is “positioning herself in defense of grand war criminals” in order to boost her country’s economy, according to a political commentator in London, but “you can’t base growth or even…

UK PM May gets top Saudi honor as UK bombs rain on Yemen civilians

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has presented visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May with the kingdom’s highest civilian honor as UK-supplied bombs keep raining on Yemenis during Riyadh's war on the impoverished…

EVENT UK - "Returning to the essence: How remembrance of death can unlock our immense potential"

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SHAFAQNA - IUS and LYF invite you to a workshop with brother Hassan on: "Returning to the essence: How remembrance of death can unlock our immense potential" Sunday 23 April, 12.00-4.30pm Venue: Imam Hussain Mosque, 14 Brondesbury Road,…

How British Muslims United For London

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SHAFAQNA - It was a normal Wednesday afternoon and I was working away in the office not far across from the River Thames across from Westminster Bridge, in fact you can see the London Eye from the top floor of my office - then all of a sudden…

One shot, several injured in UK parliament

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SHAFAQNA - A policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured on Wednesday close to Britain's Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. Reuters reporters inside the building heard…

UK anti-terror campaign will encourage young Muslims to vote independence, claims academics

SHAFAQNA - The tone of the UK Government's anti-terrorist campaign will likely drive the majority of young Scots Muslims towards a Yes vote in a second referendum campaign, academics claim. Ahead of presenting a new study to parliamentarians…

UK: ‘Muslim manifesto’ tabled in House of Lords

SHAFAQNA - With the upcoming political elections in the UK a new initiative the Muslim Manifesto, was launched at the House of Lords on February 23rd. “I have been in politics for 38 years, I have never come across the Muslim community…

How Muslim youth feel like outcasts

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SHAFAQNA - "When I tried to read the Quran in a mosque, I was taken into a separate room and interrogated about my motives. And when we came to the Religious Fundamentalism unit of my A Level in RE, my teacher advised me not to Google around…

UK terrorism convictions double in 5yrs, Birmingham a hotbed – report

SHAFAQNA - Terrorism convictions in the UK have doubled over the past five years, and the number of offenders known to the authorities prior to their involvement in terrorism is a major concern, a comprehensive new study says. The 1,000-page…

Young Muslims help keep Britain's streets, parks clean

SHAFAQNA - Young Muslims from Scunthorpe joined members of the local community to help keep Britain's streets and parks clean. Youths from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Scunthorpe chapter took part in the initiative for the…

Lebanon: An Oasis within Conflict

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SHAFAQNA - Israel's defeat at the hands of Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon was arguably one of the key events that preciptated both the 'Arab Spring' and the latest Middle Eastern conflict. For many political analysts what happens in Lebanon,…

Bahrain Revolution 6th anniv - Shafaqna;s interview with Press TV

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SHAFAQNA - As Bahrain nears the 6th anniversary of its popular uprising against the Al khalifa dynasty, British and Bahraini activists in London pledge their support for anti-regime protesters in the Persian Gulf kingdom. Press TV’s Camilia…

#VisitMyMosque: UK Muslims open doors to fight bigotry

SHAFAQNA - More than 150 mosques invite Britons of all beliefs and none to visit and ask questions about the Islamic faith. Hundreds of mosques around the UK threw open their doors to Britons as part of an initiative to counter misconceptions…

Most Britons believe selling arms to Saudis ‘unacceptable’

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SHAFAQNA - Almost two-thirds of British people think selling arms to Saudi Arabia – the UK’s largest defence customer – is unacceptable. Almost two-thirds of Britons, 62 percent, think selling arms to Riyadh, the UK’s largest arms…

Anti-Trump demonstration in London

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SHAFAQNA - Thousands of protestors have marched on London for the second time in a week, to oppose US President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from seven mainly-Muslim nations entering the US. The protest comes at the end of a week where…

UK mosques rally against hate: hold open day for non-Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - More than 150 mosques around the UK will open their doors to non-Muslim visitors this weekend to offer people a better understanding of Islam and the chance to ask questions about the faith. Thousands of people are expected to…

British newspaper and Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA - British newspapers have been accused of publishing a “consistent stream” of inaccurate stories about Muslims, after national titles were forced to make corrections over inaccurate reporting more than 20 times in recent months. Miqdaad…

Muslims seeking job are disadvantaged in UK: Govt

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim job-seekers in the UK are disadvantaged, the British government has acknowledged after Muslims were found to be facing significant pay gaps compared with those who identify as Christian. The Government Equalities Office…

Muslim woman spat on - UK Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim woman who was racially assaulted and spat on by a stranger in a restaurant has urged more female Muslims who have experienced hate crime to speak out. Nahella Ashraf, 46, was wearing a head scarf when she was attacked as…

Islamic Centre of England to hold a majlis in commemoration of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Centre of England will hold a majlis in commemoration of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani this Tuesday (January 7, 2017) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm