20th February 2014
Leading British Muslim and interfaith organisations today wrote to Paul Dacre, the Editor of the Daily Mail condemning an article by columnist Richard Littlejohn that deployed hateful Muslim stereotypes. The column purports to criticise an individual but instead uses slurs commonly found in racist and far-right websites to make its point.
Entitled “Jolly Jihadi’s Outing to Legoland”, the article satirises a community event that is to be held at the theme park, organised through a private group booking. Mr Littlejohn uses hateful tropes to fill his article. Mr Littlejohn jokes that the group, which will in real life have parents and children in attendance, will travel to Legoland in a coach “...packed with explosives stops in Parliament Square. As Big Ben strikes ten, driver will blow himself up”.
As a result of Mr Littlejohn's article, far-right groups are threatening to turn up at Legoland, thus causing distress to the ...
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful
The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe condemns the bloody sectarian attacks witnessed in the Central African Republic, considering this an extremely serious form of ethnic cleansing against the country’s Muslim citizens, which represents a test for the entire international community.
The Federation follows with increased concern the continuing reports indicating the seriousness of the bloody massacres, and ethnic cleansing of Muslims through genocidal methods. So far, this has led to the forced mass displacement of Muslims from the capital, Bangui, along with extensive waves of Muslims fleeing from other parts of the Central African Republic, and seeking refuge in neighbouring countries.
The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe expresses solidarity with the Muslims in the Central African Republic during this horrific trial, and feels for the suffering of women, children, the elderly and the infirm in these intimidating circumstances that are tearing apart ...
12th February 2014
Record breaking rain has led to some of the worst floods in UK, sadly leaving many homeless and vulnerable. The weather forecast for the coming days show that it may get worse. The Muslim Council of Britain appeals to all its affiliates including mosques and community organisations, and particularly our large charities, to do whatever they can in this hour of need.
Farooq Murad, secretary general of the Council said, "our affiliated charities are some of the best in dealing with emergency and relief work with extensive experience. We understand some are already taking the initiative and we commend them for that." He added, "we must stand in solidarity and support those who are busy in preventing further damage including the national agencies, volunteers and those who are trying to put their lives together again.
We ask the Imams and congregations to make special prayers for the protection and safety ...
United against fascism and Finsbury Park Mosque organised a public event (Stand up to racism, fascism and Islamophobia) on Tuesday 28th January 2014 where around one hundred people from the local community in Islington representing different communities and background attended the event. The event chair was Councillar Claudia Webbe ( equalities champion). Our guest speakers including Mohammad Kozbar the director of Finsbury Park Mosque, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Despina Karayianni,(Greek anti-fascist organisation, KEERFA) and Weyman Bennett, UAF addressed the Increasing Islamaphobia and other forms of racism in the UK and Europe, also they discussed the European elections in May 2014 which will provide an opportunity for political parties to compete with each other in their demands for anti-immigration policies, and the increasing ‘blame-game’ for housing shortages and falling living standards and wages, also the growth in influence of the Islamaphobic English Defence League. ...
Finsbury Park Mosque welcomed the visit of our prominent Shaikh Abdullah Jaballah from Algeria who is visiting the UK for few days, he was companioned with the Algerian MP Mr Alakhdar Bin Khallaf (Justice and Development party). Shaikh Abdullah led the Friday (24/01/2014) prayer and addressed the Muslim community in Islington. It was an opportunity to meet with our local MP Jeremy Corbyn who was giving a surgery at the Mosque for the local community. Shaikh Abdullah will be visiting the mosque again this Sunday 26/01/2014to give a lecture for the Muslim community between Maghrib and Ishaa Inshaallah.
NEWS DESK20th January 2014Abusive website promoted by prospective Liberal Democrat candidateThe Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) strongly condemns the cartoon pictures of the Prophets Jesus and Muhammad (may peace be upon them) published on the website called ‘Jesus and Mo.’
Despite the attempts of the website to publish comments from various public figures in praise of the ‘religious satire’ posted on the site, the published material is -in the main- extremely offensive to believers of Islam and Christianity.
The depiction of the holy Prophets Muhammad and Jesus (the peace be upon them) is, we believe, as insulting as those published in Denmark and this organization urges all those responsible to recognize the offensive and potentially inflammatory nature of these cartoons and remove them from the Internet with immediate effect.
Whilst the Muslim Association of Britain recognizes the rights to free speech and artistic expression, we strongly question the wisdom of any individual or ...
An information and consultation session for women
Where: Finsbury Park Mosque,
7-11 St Thomas’ Road, London N4 2QH
When: Friday 31st January 14.00 –15:00pm
A presentation on Health watch and how it can help local people
Finding out people’s experiences of health and social care services
Individual help for people who would like to discuss issues in a bit more detail
If you would like to find out more about the session, or have an immediate query you can contact Sarah or Maria on 0207 832 5828
Stand up to racism, fascism and Islamophobia
* Mohammad Kozbar, Finsbury Park Mosque
* Despina Karayianni,( G reek anti-fascist organisation, KEERFA )
* Jeremy Corbyn MP
* Weyman Bennett, UAF
Tuesday 28th January 2014, 7pm at Finsbury Park Mosque,
7-11 St Thomas's Rd, N4 2QH
We will be discussing:
* Increasing Islamaphobia and other forms of racism
* European elections in May 2014 which will provide an opportunity for political parties to compete with each other in their demands for anti-immigration policies
* An increasing ‘blame-game’ for housing shortages and falling living standards and wages
* The growth in influence of the Islamaphobic English Defence League
We need to stand together....
We are happy to announce that we are opening an evening Madrassa for reading and memorising the holly Quran with proper Tajweed rules.
Children from 5 to 15 years old at your local Finsbury Park Mosque from:
04 – 02 - 2014 on:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
For more information and registration call the following numbers:
02074245252 - 07401991177
Download application form: مدرسة تحفيظ القران Quram memorization application form