Shah Jahan mosque, Woking, surrey

Muslims are well-integrated in Britain – but no one seems to believe it

6th July 2012

Leon Moosavi, Comment is Free British Muslims often express a stronger sense of belonging than other citizens, so why are they still seen as outsiders? In Britain today there is a mismatch between how non-Muslims often perceive Muslims and how Muslims typically perceive themselves. This disconnect is down to a tendency by non-Muslims to assume…

Gold v paper money: Which should we trust more?

3rd July 2012

Simon Jack, BBC News A popular solution to the financial crisis has been to print more money, but is there another way of fixing our economy? Would the financial system be more stable if each pound, dollar or euro in our pocket was once again backed by gold? Brian from Manchester has lost faith in…

A Halal Alternative To Student Loans! Well, Almost…

Abu Eesa Niamatullah, 1st Ethical CT - 25th June 2012

How much do you value higher education in the West? Is it a basic human right? Or is it a privilege? These questions have received a greater focus in recent times with the introduction of tuition fees etc at University level as well as funding cuts across the entire higher/further education field. Although these extra…

Ed Miliband is right to tackle the toxic immigration debate

23rd June 2012

(Editor: One can’t help but feel that just as Milliband has woken up, Muslims should do the same with their views on immigration which are Liberal-leaning on the whole, mostly because of loyalties to family members and empathy for those trying to do what they themselves were successful at many years ago, rather than what’s best…

Cooperative Competition

Somayya Patel, 1st Ethical CT - 20th June 2012

At one point in your life you have probably been part of or used the services of an ‘Islamic Organisation’. By this I mean, a mosque, madrasah, Muslim school, youth club, ISOC, professional organisation, da‘wah organisation or a charity. And you’ve probably heard or done your fair bit of complaining about any one of the…

One Muslim’s Interfaith Resolutions

16th June 2012

Sohaib Saeed, The Interfaith Observer Wrestling with the Golden Rule The following resolutions were framed by Sohaib Saeed as the conclusion to his paper titled, “The Golden Rule: an Islamic-Dialogic Perspective”. The longer paper demonstrates how deeply and constructively Saeed reaches into both the Golden Rule idea and Islam to come to resolutions from which every one…

Another Fine Mess

1st Ethical CT - 13th June 2012

The partnership between the Charity Commission and many Muslim organisations is a healthy and important one especially considering the fact that Muslims have such a legal and moral obligation to give in charity and fund so much of their own projects directly with private financing. Keeping tabs of this money and ensuring full legal compliance…

Let’s lose the religious labels

12th June 2012

Simon Kuper, The FT Magazine You’d almost think Muslims really do control the world. Certainly the American and French elections seem to be mostly about them. After Mohammed Merah killed seven people in Toulouse in the name of Islam, Nicolas Sarkozy has tried to turn the election into a referendum on who can best protect the French from Muslims….

Muslim Stowaways on the European Titanic: “Eurabian” Alarmism 2.0

8th June 2012

Haroon Moghul, Religion Dispatches Spain, Greece, Italy—these are where we fear Europe’s failures will be revealed. There is no denying the European south is suffering, but if the Eurozone dies, there may be worse consequences, a revenge of a Europe we had thought buried. Though not as long as you might think. Already, the Eurozone’s…

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