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This British Muslim Man Says He Was Taken Off A Plane And Questioned By Police Because Of His Beard

In a Facebook video, Ahmed Ali said he would be writing a formal complaint to the airline and Greater Manchester police.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

One Arrested Following Pegida UK's "Anti-Islamisation" March In Birmingham

Only 200 Pegida supporters participated in the "silent march" on Saturday, according to West Midlands police – significantly less than in other European countries.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Muslim Women Accuse Labour Councillors Of "Systematic Misogyny"

The Muslim Women's Network has written to Jeremy Corbyn accusing male Muslim councillors of blocking Muslim women from elections.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Photographer Captures A Muslim Community Three Years After A Nail Bomb Attack

The small town of Tipton was left shaken in 2013 when it became the target of a violent hate crime. In the wake of the attack, Mahtab Hussain spent two years speaking to Muslims of all ages and discovered a quiet sense of pride in their hometown.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Inquiry Into Government's Counter-Extremism Strategy Announced

Parliament's joint committee on human rights said it will look at the Prevent strategy, which some have argued risks undermining religious freedom.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Mosque Trustee Who Dismissed Forced-Marriage Concerns "Should Resign"

The Charity Commission is also assessing whether intervention is required at Birmingham central mosque after a Muslim women's charity spoke out about unfair treatment.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

MPs Accuse Twitter Of Undermining The Government's Counter-Extremism Policy

"Why does Twitter think its legal team supersedes the home secretary and the judicial commissioner?" asked Victoria Atkins.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Black Employees "Earn Less Than Their White Counterparts At Every Level"

The Trades Union Congress called its analysis a worrying sign that "race still plays a huge role in determining pay" in the UK.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Birmingham Woman Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Joining ISIS

Tareena Shakil, 26, is the first British woman to be convicted of joining ISIS, after she travelled to Syria in 2014.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

A Hindu Temple Has Put A Stop To An Event Featuring A Former EDL Leader

The Vishwa Hindu Kendra told BuzzFeed News it didn't know Tommy Robinson was booked as a speaker when it agreed to host an annual Hindu conference.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Oxford Has Decided To Keep Its Statue Of Cecil Rhodes

Despite protests from the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, Oriel College said the monument to the controversial figure will stay – but with an explanation of the "legacies of colonialism".

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Muslim Women Use The #TraditionallySubmissive Hashtag To Challenge David Cameron

"Traditionally submissive in three languages, including English," one woman joked after the prime minister said British Muslim women weren't empowered.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Gang Who Illegally Made And Sold Guns Including AK47-style Assault Rifles Jailed

'The capital is a safer place as a result of the network being dismantled.'

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

The Beef Between These Two British Weather Reporters Is Amazing

Shout out to all the fallen meteorologists in British media's needless weather wars. Winter is coming.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago
Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Plans To Regulate Religious Schools Are "Oppressive"

The proposals would do little to combat extremism and would undermine the good work of faith communities, said Gavin Robinson MP.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

10-Year-Old Boy Questioned By Police Over "Terrorist House" Spelling Error

UPDATE: Lancashire police has released a statement denying this was the sole reason officers spoke with the pupil and said the response to concerns for his safety was appropriate.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Sister Of ISIS Jihadi Tells MPs Her Brother Was "Influenced" While Vulnerable

Konika Dhar said she did not want to "give up on her brother", who is suspected of appearing in the latest ISIS hostage video.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

New Anti-Extremism Website May Target Vulnerable Children, Lawyer Says

"The government is still thinking about extremism in the same way as they were a year ago," the attorney representing the families of three British girls who ran away to Syria said of the Department for Education website.

Hussein Kesvani • 3 years ago

Cameron's Plan To Teach English To Muslim Women Is Branded "Hypocritical"

The government has cut funding for English language classes twice in the past five years under the prime minister's leadership.

Siraj Datoo • 3 years ago