By Amira Abozeid
As a British-Born, Egyptian-raised young female, I have always been interested in knowing more and more about the UK. I was looking forward to living in the UK one day and engaging with British society to enrich my cultural knowledge and socialise with people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
But when I came to Britain a couple of years ago, many changes occurred to the image I had in my mind. I was shocked from the media’s run-of-the-mill stories about Muslims...
By Farhat Amin
What will be the outcome of 2010?
Whatever the outcome, one thing is certain that government priorities will change, public spending will be cut and bonuses will be given for failure. Sounds like business as usual.
Cynicism is not the answer, far from it. Times will be tough, that much is guaranteed but challenges can always be met face on. What is the point of this blog, some may be asking. Well the answer is that regardless of how disillusioned we become as individuals...
By H M Zaheer
Why should British Muslims bother with wider society and the political system?
In a post 9/11 world, it is fairly easy for British Muslims to feel more polarised and ostracised from wider society. Such a mindset is not surprising, especially with the heightened levels of stereotyping and shocking hate crimes that have been committed against Muslims. Does this consequently mean that it is correct for British Muslims to instantaneously react by being more insular and inward...
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