Prince William’s Middle East tour to build a relationship with the people of the region

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SHAFAQNA - Metro| by Amy Duncan : While Kate Middleton remains on maternity leave, Prince William is preparing to head on his first solo tour to the Middle East. It is the first time a member of the British Royal Family has officially…

The Spactator claims Britain is fully Quran-compliant!

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SHAFAQNA - A British magazine claims that Britain is fully Quran-compliant. And it has been since the Elizabethan era. Ed Husain* writes in The Spectator: In all the agonising about Islamism, and what to do about it, it would be a mistake…

London Mosque Becomes the UK’s First to Accept Cryptocurrency

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SHAFAQNA - The move would make the Hackney mosque in East London the first in the UK to take payments in digital currency. The chairman of the Shacklewell Lane Mosque told the UK’s news publications about the move to accept both Bitcoin…

"Lessons from Quran" held at Islamic Centre of England during holy Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA - Quranic sessions titled “Lessons from the Quran” are being held at the Islamic Centre of England during the holy month of Ramadan. The center hosts the program every day during the holy month starting from an hour before Iftar. Three…

France remains a target for radicals - foiled terror plot

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SHAFAQNA - French police have arrested two Egyptian-born brothers who they believe were plotting an attack using either explosives or the lethal poison ricin, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Friday. Ricin is a naturally occurring…

Bahrain Opposition Block UK denounces King Hamad’s wealth grab

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SHAFAQNA - Ahead of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s visit to the United Kingdom, Bahrain Opposition Block UK held an event at Friends House in London, briefing members of the press and the public on a topic mainstream media made a point at…

Every year British Muslims fall victim to Hajj fraud

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SHAFAQNA - Britain’s Muslims have lost almost £1 million (Dh4.97m) to bogus travel agents who target families booking once-in-a-lifetime trips to perform the Hajj. Victims lost £988,743 between 2013 and 2017, anywhere between £1,000…

A lesson in compassion and partnership

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SHAFAQNA - Young Jews and Muslims joined together to collect more than £500 for refugees sleeping rough in Calais last Sunday. The youngsters asked shoppers at Camden Sainsbury’s to add an extra item onto their shopping list for refugees,…

Ramadan worth £200m to UK economy

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims observing Ramadan were reported to be worth at least £200m to the UK economy in 2017, as food and gift expenditure rose during the month-long religious observation. According to the report published by Islamic brand…

UK Muslim body commemorates 20th anniversary

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SHAFAQNA - The Muslim Council of Britain, an organization representing Muslims across the UK, held its annual Muslim Leadership Dinner on Friday celebrating progress made by the organization as well as the Muslim community in the UK. It was…

Islam’s green future: Inside Europe’s first eco-mosque

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SHAFAQNA - Green is the color of Islam and also the color that symbolizes eco-friendly, sustainable living. A building under construction in Cambridge seeks to marry both in what will be Europe’s first eco-mosque. The project is 10 years…

Imam gets shot in the UK - Sectarian based violence on the rise

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SHAFAQNA - An Imam who was shot in the arm moments after leading evening prayers says three thugs gunned him down in the street before fleeing in a BMW. The 47-year-old, who asked not be be named, was one of two men shot on Portland Road…

UK: London mayor's failure to act against extremists could lead to another terror attack

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SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan accusing him of facilitating another potential far right terror attack against Muslims on the streets of London similar to that carried out by Darren Osborne against Muslim worshippers…

Muslim comedian answers vile taunt - Punish a Muslim Day

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Earlier in March, a horrifying letter spread through the United Kingdom in the form of a flier advocating “Punish a Muslim Day”. The anonymous letter, which was sent to multiple people throughout the country, suggested that April 3 be…

‘Punish a Muslim Day’ Fliers Spur Warnings, Police Investigations

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SHAFAQNA - Authorities in the UK say that anonymous mailings of fliers advocating violence against Muslims on 3 April 2018 have triggered a counter-terrorism investigation. Fliers calling for violence against Muslims on 3 April 2018 (dubbed…

Labour Muslim Network Launched

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SHAFAQNA - Jeremy Corbyn helped to officially launch the Labour Muslim Network in Committee Room 11 at the House of Commons but was immediately hit with allegations that the Chair of the launch Ali Milani was known to have been an anti Israeli…

1 in 5 Brits Don't Know Christmas Is Celebration of Jesus' Birth: Poll

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SHAFAQNA - A recently released survey has found that about 20 percent of Britons do not know that Christmas Day is a celebration of Jesus' birth. The History Channel and Onepoll.com surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that one in five…

Schools inspectors told to target Muslim girls

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf. Ofsted schools inspectorate head Amanda Spielman announced the plan last weekend. She declared that wearing a hijab…

Far-right ‘Identitarian’ movement aiming to launch UK branch, but who are they?

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SHAFAQNA - A far-right movement which has united young nationalists from Canada, the US and across the European Union, resulting in shocking, often hostile anti-migration campaigns, is plotting to set up shop in the UK. Génération Identitaire…

Silent march along seafront to show solidarity with Rohingya muslims in Brighton - UK

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SHAFAQNA - A HUNDRED human rights campaigners marched on Sunday to protest against the displacement and slaughter of Rohingya muslims in Myanmar. The march was organised by leaders from Brighton and Hove’s muslim community and started…

Xenophobic Britain: Black And Muslims Are Treated Worse In Prisons

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SHAFAQNA - The race equality thinktank, the Runnymede Trust, and the University of Greenwich, investigated the treatment of male ethnic minority prisoners. New research has found that black and Muslim offenders are more likely to be badly…

Muslims extend hand to Jewish community after hate crime

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SHAFAQNA - A group of Muslim men have offered a “wonderful” gesture to their local Jewish community, after a synagogue was targeted with racist graffiti. The swastika and a racial slur were daubed on the sign outside the Etz Chaim synagogue…

Justice for Syed Mohammad Sibtain Kazmi - Community rallies around its cleric

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SHAFAQNA - Syed Mohammad Sibtain Kazmi, a renowned and honourable religious and community leader who has serviced multiple communities across the UK, has been detained in Pakistan on serious charges, of which he is innocent. We need your help…

Shia cleric held on trumped up charges in Pakistan - Anti-Shiism campaign reaches new heights

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SHAFAQNA - Back in May 2017, Mawlana Syed Sibtain Kazmi, 57, who lives in Bradford, was held by Pakistani police as he was about to fly home from Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. The cleric, who has been a strong advocate…

UK Rights Group Calls for Fight Against Islamophobia as Anti-Muslim Crimes Surge

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SHAFAQNA - A British rights group has commented on a media report, citing police data, saying that the number of hate crimes against Muslim places of worship in the UK has doubled between 2016 and 2017. UK anti-racism advocacy group Hope…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan compares Trump’s speeches to ISIS rhetoric

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SHAFAQNA - London Mayor Sadiq Khan has hit out at US President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, saying its tone reflects the propaganda touted by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Speaking at an event hosted by the Guardian…

Young UK Muslims face social mobility barriers – Report

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SHAFAQNA - A new report by the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) has found that young Muslims living in the UK are facing enormous social mobility challenges. Analysing barriers to improved social mobility for young Muslims in education and…

AlulBayt Foundation marks Eid Al Ghadeer

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SHAFAQNA - Alulbayt Foundation in London will mark Eid al-Ghadeer on September 15th.