Isis in the UK: Pig headed racism and
British policy is pushing young Muslims
towards Islamic State
By Mohammed Kozbar
Vice president of the Muslim Association of Britain and chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque
Every time the issue of young British Muslims going to Syria is raised, the same question is asked by both the media and the government: Why isn't the Muslim community doing more to stop these young people joining Islamic State (Isis)?
But while the Muslim community should rightly shoulder some responsibility to address this problem, simply putting all the blame and responsibility at the doors of our community will only risk alienating, marginalising and criminalising a new generation of Muslim youth.
Impressionable young Muslims who are steered towards extremism are British citizens and our government is duty-bound to engage with both them and the leaders of the Muslim community. The solution is not to issue new counter terrorism bills, a strategy which has ...
MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED BY 20 APRIL
GO OUT AND VOTE ON 7 MAY
RAISE AWARENESS IN YOUR COMMUNITY TOMORROW AFTER JUMUAH
Respected Sister/Brother in Islam
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah,
Your vote matters on 7 May.
With a very close election predicted, YOU have the chance to hold your elected representatives to account and change the shape of British politics.
We urge you and your mosque to highlight the importance of voting next month and participating in the democratic process.
It is important for Muslims to vote on issues that concern us as citizens. As a community we still face issues that hamper our progress, but we can make change.
Based on consultations with our affiliate network and focus groups, the Muslim Council of Britain today publishes a document highlighting these concerns. Entitled 'Fairness, Not Favours: British Muslim Perspectives at the 2015 General Election' this document outlines various issues facing our community.
Please read and download here, and send to ...
Finsbury Park Mosque & Muslim Welfare House will be holding Salat-Al-Kusuf (Eclipse prayer) on:
Date: Friday 20th March 2015, 8.30am
Venue: Finsbury Park Mosque7-11 St Thomas's Road London N4 2QH
For more info, please contact Both Mosque reception on020 7424 5252 or 020 7263 3071
On behalf of everyone at Finsbury Park Mosque, the sister committee organised a party to say goodbye to sister Pauline from St Thomas's Church. Sister Naima, the head of the sister committee at the Mosque said: "it has been a great pleasure having you today, it is very sad to see you move but we hope to keep this friendship on going".
Thanks to Amy Smith Islington Tribune for joining us and providing the Pictures.
23rd February 2015
Today MPs debate religious slaughter following an e-petition launched in April 2014, which reached 100k signatures, calling for the end of religious slaughter. Another e-petition launched within the last fortnight calling for the protection of non-stun religious slaughter has attracted significantly more support, with over 122k signatures being received in just 10 days.
Dr. Shuja Shafi, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: "The overwhelming support in the UK for the protection of religious slaughter, whether Shechita or Halal, is undeniable with over 122,000 people signing the petition in the last two weeks alone."
In the midst of concerns about animal welfare, he added: "Islam and Judaism, like other faiths, require animals to be treated humanely at all times. We urge the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to investigate how animal abuses of the kind exposed by Animal Aid and Hillside Animal Sanctuary could occur when every abattoir is supposed to be under the supervision of a veterinarian. The British Veterinary ...