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Modi and Trump - voting strongmen, voting hate by Zahir Janmohamed

Donald Trump’s win in the US and Narendra Modi’s in India two years ago are both about the majority claiming greater victimhood.

A Muslim Epiphany?

Shanon Shah
It’s nice being glass half full. Which is why I’m thinking, “Wow, an Episcopalian cathedral included readings from the Quran in its Epiphany service!” Epiphany, celebrated on 6 January in the Western Church, commemorates ...

CM20 PostWest

Shanon Shah suggests PostWest is a speculative concept that obscures as much as it explains, Jasper M Trautsch explores the concept of the 'West', Roger van Zwanenberg explains how the West became a dominant world power, ...

India's Trump Card? by Muddasir Ramzan

Donald Trump, described as Man of the Year by Time magazine, scored a victory that has shaken the world to its core. Yet his win should not come as any surprise to those people who have witnessed the emergence of hollow liberal democracies in ...

‘Many can’t accept a woman in her right mind would choose the niqab’

Shanon Shah
Dr Anabel Inge has written the first in-depth study of British women who follow Salafism, a highly conservative interpretation of Islam that is growing rapidly in the UK. Her book, The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion, has ...

Aleppo's People are Being Slaughtered: Did we Learn Nothing from Srebrenica? by Nedzad Avdic

I was a teenager when I faced the worst of humanity. I remember our house burning to the ground and my family fleeing Srebrenica, hoping against hope for a chance to live. I remember the torture, and the smell of blood. I didn’t know ...

Muslim Institute Winter Gathering: Blessed Are the Innovators

Fellows and friends of the Muslim Institute descended on Sarum College in Salisbury for the Eighth Annual Muslim Institute Winter Gathering on 2-4 December to explore the theme 'Blessed are the Innovators'. Speakers and sessions discussed ...

Sorry, Louise Casey, but Muslim Women are Held Back by Discrimination

Aina Khan
If like me you’re female, Muslim and from an ethnic minority background, it sometimes feels like a one-way ticket into economic and social purgatory. Despite the fact that more British Muslim women than men are getting degrees, we are ...

Aziz Foundation Scholarship

The Aziz Foundation is an independent grant-making body dedicated to supporting the most disadvantaged communities in Britain. It strives to do this through supporting community empowerment and leadership development in these communities, and ...

A Different City by Muddasir Ramzan

We are closely related to the Punjab culturally, ethnically, and linguistically. The noise of Punjabi music reverberates at high volumes here, whether it is in buses, festivals, weddings and the like. The region is predominantly Hindu although ...