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Opinion: Conspiracy Theories and the Pied Pipers of Hate
September 3, 2018 By Faith Matters

Opinion: Conspiracy Theories and the Pied Pipers of Hate

The slide into a bizarre world of believing conspiracy theories and voicing openly toxic and bigoted views took place slowly over the last decade whilst many of us were not able to fathom how quickly and extensively social media had taken charge of our lives. As the Founder and previous Director of Tell MAMA, which […]

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UK: Imam Muhammad Yasir Ayub openly promotes sectarianism
August 29, 2018 By Faith Matters

UK: Imam Muhammad Yasir Ayub openly promotes sectarianism

We have written before on many occasions about Imam Muhammad Yasir Ayub. His abuse against the small but beleaguered Ahmadi Muslim community in the U.K. has been documented by us, as we have also done so regarding his anti-Shia rants. However, one would assume that he may have changed his mind over the last year, but […]

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UK: Why is the Home Office letting sectarian preachers into the country?
August 21, 2018 By Faith Matters

UK: Why is the Home Office letting sectarian preachers into the country?

What would you say, if you found out that a preacher who promoted anti-Ahmadi hate in Pakistan, just walked into our country? Worse still, what if you found out that he was advocating violence against the buildings of a minority group in his country, simply because of their identity? What would you then say if […]

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Extremist Islamist Group in Pakistan was Promoted in a Birmingham Election Meeting
July 26, 2018 By Faith Matters

Extremist Islamist Group in Pakistan was Promoted in a Birmingham Election Meeting

Tehreek-e-Labbaik promoted in Birmingham In an exclusive to Faith Matters, we can today highlight how an Islamist extremist group, Tehreek-e-Labbaik, was being promoted in Birmingham in the run-up to the Pakistani elections, the results of which are expected tomorrow. After a tip-off from a concerned member of the public, we came across mobile phone footage […]

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Imran Khan – the ‘Liberal’ Hope of the West, Supports Blasphemy Laws
July 8, 2018 By Faith Matters

Imran Khan – the ‘Liberal’ Hope of the West, Supports Blasphemy Laws

For those liberals who have followed the life of Imran Khan and his desire to build political change in Pakistan, the latest comments come as a blow and show how twisted politics has become in the country when pandering to religious zealotry has to take place, to even have a chance to come to power. […]

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Putting the Muslim Bogeyman to bed: The “Ummah” must open its eyes
June 28, 2018 By Faith Matters

Putting the Muslim Bogeyman to bed: The “Ummah” must open its eyes

The shahadah – the testimony of faith in Islam – states that Allah is (the only) God and that Muhammad is His Messenger. This is one of the five foundational pillars of Islam, along with fasting the month of Ramadan, undertaking the holy pilgrimage (hajj), giving Zakat (obligatory charity) and offering salat (daily prayers). By […]

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LGBTQI Muslims: The Unspoken Taboo
May 30, 2018 By Faith Matters

LGBTQI Muslims: The Unspoken Taboo

In recent years, there’s been a significant rise in homophobic hate crime in the UK. According to the latest figures in fact, one in four members of the LGBTQI community have been victim to hate crime as a result of their sexual orientation. As with any form of hate crime, the emotional, psychological and physical […]

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Muslim Convert Says ‘Enough of the Denial: It’s time to face the ugly truth of extremism’
May 20, 2018 By Faith Matters

Muslim Convert Says ‘Enough of the Denial: It’s time to face the ugly truth of extremism’

I’ve been a Muslim for a few years now and from day one I knew that Islam did not promote terrorism. Before I became Muslim, I was already well-informed about Islam as a whole through self-learning and I was also explicitly taught by everyone I knew and encountered in my journey that terrorism was unequivocally […]

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The Battle Against Extremism is Being Lost. Is it Time To Bail Out?
April 21, 2018 By Faith Matters

The Battle Against Extremism is Being Lost. Is it Time To Bail Out?

For years, Faith Matters has been working to ensure that people and communities in our country, have a stake in their future and in decision making. We know full well, that disaffection and alienation are avenues by which extremists can manipulate young men and women in these vulnerable positions. Both far right and Islamist extremists […]

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Statement from Fiyaz Mughal on Dispatches “Who Speaks for British Muslims?”
March 26, 2018 By Faith Matters

Statement from Fiyaz Mughal on Dispatches “Who Speaks for British Muslims?”

“We believe that tackling extremism within our own community and working with other groups is an essential part of tackling anti-Muslim hate crime. It is through partnerships like this and an enduring empathy around the human rights of others, which can help build alliances and stronger social cohesion.  Our approach so far has been not […]

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