By Syed Tohel Ahmed
Addiction does not discriminate based on colour or creed; it strips victims of their background and is a great equaliser. The United Kingdom has the highest level of dependent drug use in Europe. The British Crime Survey 08-09 estimates that in England and Wales alone a staggering 11.9 million people aged 16 to 59 have used illicit drugs at some point in their lives, with around 1.9 million having used in the last month.
By Ruhana Ali
Passing through the first decade of the 21st Century, witnessing illegal wars, a deepening poverty gap and a global financial crisis makes me reflective over our nation’s commitment to the Millennium Development Goals and the reduction of poverty and provision of opportunities in our communities. As I think about the dormant potential of our communities and the cloudy reputation we take forward as Muslims living in Britain I am filled with an enthusiastic optimism that together...
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