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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 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…

Islam in the U.K.: Scotland’s Muslim Voice in the Secession Debate

A feature story in Al Jazeera highlighted the place of Muslims in Scotland’s move to secede from the U.K. and create its own new independent state. (A referendum on the issue will be held in August 2014.) This article also gives some background on the history of Muslim peoples in Scotland, in case you thought Scotland was only about bagpipes, kilts and William Wallace (a.k.a. Braveheart). Read the full story here.

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