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Sometimes it’s hard to remember what life as a Muslim was like before 9/11

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I try to remember what it was like to be a Muslim before 9/11. It is hard. It gets harder every year. I think I remember that being a Muslim didn’t mean much to others, and was mostly a private identity, one that diff...

Muslim Americans on life after 9/11: ‘The toll has been huge’ – video

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In the years that followed the terrorist attacks, Muslim Americans faced intense suspicion and discrimination. Here, Kausam Salam, Zainab Johnson, Sabiha Hussain, Mehdi Hasan and Jaime 'Mujahid' Fletcher reflect on th...

Dangerous outsiders and exceptional citizens: being Muslim American since 9/11

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On 17 September 2001, days after horrific terrorist attacks had hit the nation, George W Bush paid a well-publicized visit to the Islamic Center of Washington. At the time, vigilante violence was raining hard on Musli...

New Zealand stabbings: nation rallies behind Muslim community

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New Zealand has responded to its first terror attack by an Islamic state-inspired extremist with an outpouring of support from and for the Muslim community, as leaders emphasise that the actions of the attacker must n...

Sarfraz Manzoor on how prejudice works both ways in British Muslim communities

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When the broadcaster, author and journalist Sarfraz Manzoor started his career, he wrote mostly about the British Muslim experience. But doing this soon grew to feel reductive. Editors would shoehorn his Muslim identi...

My journey to Albania in search of Europe’s Muslim heritage

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The silhouette of Gjirokastër began to emerge in the distance. This city is in the country’s mountainous south, overlooked by its ancient fort, with 17th- and 18th-century stone Ottoman houses cascading down the slope...

‘I felt violated by the demand to undress’: three Muslim women on France’s hostility to the hijab

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Last October, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, laid out the vision behind a new, deeply controversial bill. The government claimed a minority of France’s estimated 6 million Muslims were at risk of forming a “co...

Mohamed Sbihi to make history as Team GB’s first Muslim Olympic flagbearer

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The gold medal-winning rower Mohamed Sbihi will make history on Friday after being announced as the first Muslim to carry the British flag at an Olympic opening ceremony. He will be joined by another gold medallist, t...

‘Do I say anything or do I survive?’: Muslim Australians share experiences of Islamophobia

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When Mona El Baba was in high school, a teacher told her she was “too stupid” to take a legal studies class and was destined to be “another Muslim housewife”. “He said, ‘if my mum were to see you she would spit on you...

Jason Mohammad: ‘I was spat at for being Muslim. That’s just how it was’

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Jason Mohammad wants to talk, which will come as no surprise to observers of this most ubiquitous of broadcasters. After all, this is a man who as well as being the main presenter of BBC’s Final Score and occasional h...

Under Keir Starmer, Labour is treating Muslim voters as expendable

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Three weeks ago, Keir Starmer seemed to be heading for another byelection humiliation and a senior Labour official told the Mail on Sunday why. “We’re haemorrhaging votes among Muslim voters, and the reason for that i...

Muslim voters ‘feeling unprecedented discontent’ with Labour

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Muslim voters across the UK are feeling unprecedented discontent with the Labour party, campaigners said after the Batley and Spen vote, as George Galloway promised his party would fight possible future byelections in...

Muslim women in Batley and Spen call out actions of ‘loud minority’ of men

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A group of Muslim women from Batley and Spen have written an open letter condemning “shameful” behaviour that has brought the community “into the limelight for all the wrong reasons”. The women, who write anonymously ...

Canada: suspect faces terrorism charges after Muslim family killed with truck

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Prosecutors in Canada have laid terrorism charges against a man accused of deliberately running over a Muslim family in London, Ontario, killing four members from three generations. The prosecution said on Monday that...

Muslim support for Labour party falling, polling shows

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Keir Starmer has been warned not to take Muslim voters for granted, as polling shows support for the Labour party, and his personal ratings, falling among Muslim communities. Muslim voters have traditionally been stro...

Zahid Quaraishi confirmed as first America’s Muslim federal judge

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The United States has appointed its first Muslim American federal judge in Zahid Quraishi, a historic confirmation that is eliciting mixed emotions from the Muslim community. The Rutgers law school graduate was nomin...

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