Posts Tagged: Britain

Britain

Islam in the U.K.: ‘Tell Mama’ Project Records Anti-Muslim Hate

In its first year, Tell Mama recorded 632 anti-Muslim hate incidents, reports BBC News. Tell Mama is a government-backed project similar to the Community Security Trust (CST) that records anti-Semitic incidents. Read the full story here. Tell Mama is run by interfaith organization Faith Matter and ‘Mama’ stands for Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks. According to Faith Matters director Fiyaz Mughal, he hopes to see a significant change in what is deemed acceptable behavior in the U.K. “By highlighting these incidents we want people to realise that Islamophobia is equally as disgusting and poisonous as anti-Semitism and I think that people do not…

Islam in England: Muslim Patrols on London Streets

Al Jazeera’s The Stream recently asked the question, is Islamic law being enforced by vigilantes on the streets of London? The Muslim patrols have been seen in videos patrolling the streets of Whitechapel, hassling people that they believe are not conforming to Islamic law, to create “Muslim zones.” This episode includes a panel of Muslims and non-Muslims discussing the methods used by the patrols and the state of cultural integration in the U.K. Watch the 34-minute episode here. The East London Mosque has condemned the patrols: “These actions are utterly unacceptable and clearly designed to stoke tensions and sow discord. We wholly…

Islam in Britain: Islam Is Fastest Growing Religion in Britain

According to a new census, Islam is the fastest growing religion in Britain, notes a story on OnIslam.net. Nick Spencer, research director at theology think-tank Theos, told The Daily Mail, “The census measures religious identification, not beliefs or practice. It’s about what people call themselves, and which group they wish to identify with.” Read the story here. Per the census, there are 33.2 million people claiming to be Christians, down from 37.3 million in 2001. That number is 59 percent of the population. It also found that the number of Muslims rose from 3.0 percent to 4.8 percent, making it the fastest…

Blog Archives