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Fighting Human Trafficking on All Fronts

As we bask in the glorious weather this summer, many of us planning holidays, arranging flights and booking hotels, imagine a different type of trip. Your accommodation is cramped and dirty; there’s barely any food and protests you make are met with threats to your life. To make matters worse you might not speak the […]

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Putting Terrorism Into Context: We Will Not Let Terrorists Win

Yesterday we were saddened to hear the news that eight people were killed in New York by Sayfullo Saipov, a Uzbek who immigrated to the USA in 2010. Every time a criminal turns out to be Muslim, the distress it causes our communities ends up being shadowed by the fear of the general public. We […]

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Female Genital Mutilation – My experience & the Stigmas in Somaliland

On a recent trip I visited Somaliland. It’s defined as the ‘self-declared state’ and autonomous region of Somalia and to many people it’s not a country but just a “made up” location, where the capital city, Hargeisa, is home to over 3.5 million people. I travelled throughout Somaliland from the capital to the nearby towns and […]

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My Week as a Muslim review: Brown face, Britishness and White Commentary on Minority Experiences

Earlier today we watched Channel 4’s “My Week as a Muslim”, which has understandably been a hot topic over the last 24 hours, mostly due to the producers deciding it was acceptable and necessary to dress Katie, who is a white British non-Muslim nurse from a predominantly white town, in brown face in order to […]

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How to Cope on Exam Results Day

Exam time is stressful, and the period spent waiting for your results can be just as bad, but this week that dark cloud was lifted for thousands of students across the country as they were finally able to receive their A Level results. Throughout the day you’ll see your friends and their friends posting their […]

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Acid attacks leaving victims shocked, confused and scarred for LIFE.

Over the past week there have been more hate crime related acid attacks around the London Borough of Newham & Tower Hamlets. A young lady named Rasham Khan 21 and her cousin Jameel Muhktar were attacked through their car window in Newham. It was her 21st birthday and she had plans just like any other […]

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The Wives of Daesh Militants are Desperate to Escape the Crumbling Terror Group

Back in 2014, you may have seen a number of stories on the news about women who had fled their home country in order to marry Daesh (or ISIS) militants. The reports were often dressed up with the phrase ‘Jihadi Brides’, a typical turn of tabloid sensationalism that often overshadowed the larger issues: that many […]

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An Extremist Attacked Muslims in London: We Will Respond By Uniting

Our capital city is again the victim of a terror attack – this time specifically targeting Muslims. It’s being seen as another attempt to divide our communities and bolster an ‘us vs. them’ mentality in Londoners and around the country. It came during Ramadan as Muslims worshipping in Finsbury Park were going about their daily […]

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Remembering Jo Cox’s Legacy

The 16th of June this year marks a year since the murder of British MP Jo Cox. The Great Get Together held from the 16th-18th of June this year will commemorate the legacy Jo left behind as a strong activist, dedicated mother, wife and hardworking MP who was killed whilst trying to serve her constituents. […]

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Say no to menstru-hating this Ramadan.

You’ve been spotted. You slowly put that samosa back down in the stack and swallow whatever you could chew before being outed only 20 minutes before the athaan. Girl, pick that samosa back up and carry on eating. If you knew what we were talking about by the first line, then you know you’ve been […]

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