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No respect, no justice, no equality in Saudi Arabia

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    SHAFAQNA - A Riyadh University professor, who preferred not be to named, said, "The people of Arabia have no common vision of a nation-state called Arabia - no sense of citizenship. The mosque and the soccer team are about…

UK Muslims still suffer media bias

SHAFAQNA - The “inaccurate and misleading” depictions of Muslims and Islam in some British newspapers has fueled hostility, a senior official from the Muslim Council of Britain has told Shafaqna. Miqdaad Versi, assistant secretary general…

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…

Yemen’s Ansarullah mocks Saudi condemnation of Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

    SHAFAQNA - Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has mocked Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir's recent condemnation of Myanmar’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims while the Riyadh regime is itself killing Yemenis. Jubeir…

US-made bomb kills and maims Yemeni children in deadly strike

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    SHAFAQNA - A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen’s capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more – including a five-year-old girl called Buthaina whose photograph went viral after the strike…

Britain Announces Ban on Military Training in Myanmar amid Rohingya Muslim Crisis

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SHAFAQNA- The British Ministry of Defence will "stop all defense engagement and training of the Burmese military” until it ends its security crackdown against the Muslim Rohingya minority, the Prime Minister said. More than 310,000 people…

London rally urges rapid action for massacre of Rohingya Muslims

SHAFAQNA - “Stop Rohingya Genocide” was the common slogan during a protest in front of the government offices at 10 Downing Street in the British capital, London on Saturday. Around 200 people staged a protest holding pictures, placards…

Britain exploiting Qatar crisis for own profit through arms exports: Report

    SHAFAQNA - Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests. The Middle East Eye…

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…

Take in London's best Muslim sites by open-top bus

SHAFAQNA - London is one of the world’s top Islamic tourist spots, and visitors now have the chance to view the capital’s historic Muslim sites by open-top bus. Billed as “London’s first halal bus sightseeing tour”, the four-hour…

Islamophobia holding back UK Muslims in workplace, study finds

SHAFAQNA - One in five Muslim adults in full-time work compared with 35% of overall population, Social Mobility Commission says. Muslim men and women are being held back in the workplace by widespread Islamophobia, racism and discrimination,…

UK - Bradford Muslims threatened with acid attack

SHAFAQNA - Police have launched a hate crime investigation after anonymous letters threatening acid attacks on Muslims were posted in Bradford. West Yorkshire police said they were taking the threats “extremely seriously” and had increased…

EXCLUSIVE - The London Halal Food Festival

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SHAFAQNA - Over 18,000 people attended this weekends spectacular Halal Food Festival.The event - the only one of its kind, was staged at London’s historic Tobacco Dock. The festival attracts visitors from across the UK keen to discover new…

Wahhabism at Saudi Arabian foreign policy's service

SHAFAQNA - Since emergence of Saudi Arabia in 1932, Al Saud has exploited the instrument of Wahhabism to tackle the challenge of the kingdom's inconsistent political, social, and religious structures. Ever since, the function of the Wahhabi…

Trump silent on imminent unjust 14 Saudi Shia executions

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SHAFAQNA - With the fate of 14 men facing execution in Saudi Arabia hanging in the balance, rights groups and anti-death penalty activists are pushing US President Donald Trump to speak up. All 14 defendants are Shia Muslims, an oppressed minority…

Saudis to withdraw from Yemen, UAE daydreams leading West Asia

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  Mohammad bin Salman has confessed to two former US officials he "wants out" of the 29-month bloody war he started on Yemen, and added that he was "okay" with Washington engaging with Riyadh main regional rival Iran. The 31-year-old…

It’s Time To Stop Stigmatising Muslim Recruits

SHAFAQNA - Colonel Richard Kemp was Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan and a former head of the international terrorist team at the Cabinet Office so no one can argue with his military pedigree - but that’s no guarantee of good sense. I…

Mosque in London holding open weekend to introduce people to Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Kingston Mosque is reaching out to the community and encouraging people to visit its open weekend. This Saturday and Sunday (August 5 to 6), there will be an exhibition, free food, some activities for children and the opportunity…

Help to a victim of domestic violence has led a UK policewoman to Islam

SHAFAQNA- The 28-year-old Briton came to know about Islam while helping a victim of domestic violence in Eccles, Salford. “It started when I had a woman approach me at work who was experiencing honor-based violence,”she said. I wasn’t…

30,000 Muslims to gather in Hampshire countryside this weekend

SHAFAQNA - More than 30,000 Muslims are gathering in Hampshire this weekend. They will gather near Alton to listen to keynote addresses from Caliph on July 28-30. The convention will see Muslims pledge peace and loyalty to Britain with…

UK: Indian Muslim woman murdered in honour killing after starting relationship with Arab man

SHAFAQNA - 19-year-old Indian-origin Muslim woman was kidnapped, raped and murdered in the UK in a suspected honour killing for dating an Arab Muslim. 19-year-old Indian-origin Muslim woman was kidnapped, raped and murdered in…

Vatican versus: how cricket united Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - It began with a conversation between Pope Francis and archbishop Justin Welby. Now, three years on, the Unity Through Cricket tournament is flourishing – and seeking to bring in Jewish, Sikh and Hindu players too. In September…

Irem Mumtaz, a mother from Birmingham, UK, explains why she has chosen to home educate her two children

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SHAFAQNA - Irem Mumtaz lives in Birmingham with her husband and two children aged two and four. Instead of sending her children to school, she has decided to educate them at home as part of a growing movement of “home educators”. Irem previously…

Eight British Muslims kick off Hajj journey on bikes

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SHAFAQNA - Eight British Muslims have set off for Saudi Arabia on their bikes hoping to arrive just in time for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, to fall this year on August. The bikers will travel for six weeks through eight countries covering…

Young British Muslims are launching their own publications to provide a different media narrative

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SHAFAQNA - The editors of two magazines targeting Britain’s 2.8m Muslims have spoken about why they felt the need to provide a different media perspective for the minority group. The Black Muslim Times UK is a website set up  British Nigerian…

Muslim schoolgirl's heartfelt account of everyday life as she admits to feeling 'scared' in wake of terror attacks

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim schoolgirl has said she feels “helpless” and “scared” because of the way people react to her religion in a heartfelt speech. Yasmin O’Mahoney,15, wrote her passionate account about life as a British Muslim to…

Vigil held in London to protest Islamophobic attacks

SHAFAQNA - A group of activists held a vigil on Wednesday in the British capital to support victims of recent anti-Muslim attacks in the U.K. Stand Up To Racism held the vigil in Stratford, east London, to show “solidarity” with the victims…

Riyadh major foreign sponsor of extremism in UK: Think tank

SHAFAQNA- A British think tank says that Saudi Arabia is the main sponsor of extremism in the UK, urging a probe into sources of the money being injected mainly by the Riyadh government into the institutions promoting radicalism in the European…