Tag Archives: Islam

The Caliphate Delusion: the political construct that bears no relevance in the modern world

Ghaffar Hussain, the Managing Director of Quilliam, historicises the Caliphate to show what little relevance it has in the modern world

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1-in-800 young British Sunni men are fighting in Syria/Iraq – this should concern us all

TweetToo many young Muslims are going abroad to fight with ISIS – but we should talk about this without posturing or point-scoring.  In June, shortly before ISIS’s take-over of large chunks of northern Iraq, British Muslim commentator and journalist Sharif Nashashibi wrote: “One would be forgiven for thinking there is an exodus of British Muslims […]

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The Daily Mail wants to start a culture war, apparently

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The Daily Mail’s attempt to start a culture war appears to be unstoppable, even in the face of hard facts.

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Trojan horse and the unbearable silliness of the denialists

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Denial and deflection over extremism is a disservice to Muslim communities.

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Qatar – the sugar-daddies of Islamist financing

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The implications for the Muslim world are grave if the liberal/progressive voices lose the battle for the very soul of the faith.

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Yes, anti-Muslim hate crime really did spike last year

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Tell MAMA’s Fiyaz Mughal gives the lowdown on the state of anti-Muslim bigotry in the UK.

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Meet Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new Caliph of Islam

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So what does a 21st Century Caliphate have in store for us?

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The left must support Birmingham’s liberal Muslims, not the Islamists

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Most British Muslims do not practice the Islam of the so-called trojan horse plot.

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If we really want to help moderate Muslims, we should stop telling them what Islam is

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However well-meaning attempts by non-Muslims to define Islam are, they are ultimately counter-productive.

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The left should support the reformists in Islam, not the reactionaries

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In a Northern European democracy in 2014, we should not be capitulating to the most regressive, reactionary forces in Islam, but rather supporting those reformist voices who speak out.

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