Review of the Year: January 2014 – Syria and Maajid “Donkey” Nawaz

Over the course of this month 5Pillarz will be recapping the biggest Muslim news stories at home and abroad as well as providing comment...

Somali youth targeted by MI5 in Britain’s war on terror

Somali youth are at the frontline of Britain’s war on terror, they are a community under siege, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih who has conducted...

Hamza Tzortzis: Debunking myths about Islamic governance

Hamza Tzortzis tackles some of the common misconceptions people have about the Caliphate in light of recent events involving the so-called "Islamic State" group...

Inside the mind of an ISIS Brit: Motivation, validation and salvation

When US journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and more recently British aid worker David Haines were beheaded, it sent shockwaves through both the journalistic...

Ibtihal Bsis: Who will speak up for the Muslims?

As Muslims, we feel the heat of conformity and Islamophobia everyday, and for us justice is truly non-existent, writes Ibtihal Bsis. Reading the news over...

My encounter with a Roman who followed the Vedas

Ghulam Esposito Haydar from New Muslim Network describes his encounter with a devout follower of the Hindu holy scripture Vedas at a dawah stall in Manchester.  One Saturday afternoon,...

Ofsted – The tool used by “muscular liberals” to convert Muslim children

Ofsted has become a tool to enforce secular liberal values on Muslim children, writes Dr Abdul Wahid. Britain’s "counter-extremism" policy, Prevent is a lie. It...

Exclusive Q & A with Junaid Hussain – British ISIS fighter and hacker

Meet 20-year-old "Hamza al-Britani", real name Junaid Hussain, who left the UK for Syria in June last year. The British Pakistani told me via...

Review of the Year Sep 2015: NUS calls for boycott of PREVENT

September 2015 was an extremely busy news month at home and abroad. Domestically, the PREVENT counter terrorism agenda continued to target Muslim students and...

10 reasons why Michael Gove may be behind the Trojan Horse letter

Dilly Hussain says that the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, is either the author or the "brains behind" the Trojan Horse letter...
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