Several years ago, I happened to pass by a copy of the Muslim News at the local masjid that featured a story about a Muslim delegation that was invited to the House of Commons on the occasion of Eid. Ah, Muslims finally making their way into the corridors of power, I thought.
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With clockwork regularity, senior bishops in the Church of England seem to have been lining up one after the other in recent years to attack the Muslim community in Britain. Every time they do so, the response from Muslim voices stressing the extensive damage this kind of rhetoric does to community cohesion seems to fall [...]
“The time has come to stand up to the opportunists in our midst – the media figures, religious leaders, and politicians who demonize Muslims and bash Islam, exploiting the fears of their fellow citizens for their own purposes…
This week people in Britain marked the second anniversary of the 7/7 bombing of the London Underground whilst the media remained saturated with details of failed attacks in Glasgow and London, new threats from Al-Qaeda and the sentencing of three Muslim boys to 40 years in jail for terrorist offences.
“He may want to build bridges between the world religions, but the fact is he has already burned them.”