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Quebec’s Niqab Ban and What It Means for the Women Who Wear It

Earlier in October, the Canadian province of Quebec passed a law, Bill 62, banning public workers and citizens riding public transport or recieving government services from wearing the niqab. It was the first law of this type to be passed in North America. Our favourite niqabi, Niqabae Chronicles, recently shared a video discussing her thoughts

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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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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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Asmahane Boudjadar Wins Gold Medal at World ParaAthletics Championship

Congratulations to Asmahane Boudjadar representing Algeria for achieving a Gold Medal in shot put on Saturday at the World ParaAthletics Championship London! There’s no limit to what you can achieve if you set your mind to it!

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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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Rita Ora and Other Refugees: Celebrate Refugee Week With Us!

Did you know that singer and former X Factor judge Rita Ora arrived in Britain as a refugee? She has, as you’re probably aware, done pretty well for herself. And she’s done pretty well for the UK, too, representing us on stage and TV around the world. Rita’s just one of a long list of

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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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