Two teens arrested after 73 yr old Muslim man assaulted in Birmingham

West Midlands Police have arrested two teenage boys in connection with a brutal attack on a 73 year old Muslim man as he walked home from a mosque in Kings Heath, Birmingham. The pair, both aged...

Erdington Academy says ‘gay Muslim’ strayed off topic during LGBTQ session

An investigation by Erdington Academy into a lesson where a "gay Muslim" told pupils that the Quran does not prohibit same-sex relations has concluded that the speaker "strayed off topic." In a letter to parents,...

Michaela Community School in Wembley ‘preventing Muslim pupils from praying’

Students and parents at Michaela Community School in Wembley have told 5Pillars that teachers are preventing them from performing their obligatory prayers in the school yard. Over 3,000 people have signed an online petition complaining...

Humza Yousaf set to become Scottish First Minister after SNP election win

Humza Yousaf has defeated rivals Kate Forbes and Ash Regan to become the leader of the Scottish National Party which means he will almost certainly become Scottish First Minister tomorrow. The 37-year-old is the first Muslim...


Uganda to introduce long jail terms for homosexual activities

The Ugandan Parliament has passed legislation introducing stricter penalties such as long jail terms for people engaged in same-sex activities. Penalties under the new legislation include a 10-year-jail term for anyone who engages in same-sex relationships or...

Afghan authorities ban nepotism in public bodies

In a crackdown on nepotism, the Afghan authorities have ordered that the sons of public officials appointed to public bodes be fired and replaced by others. The decree, by the Administrative Office of the Islamic...

Survey: Iraqis turn their backs on democracy 20yrs after U.S. invasion

Twenty years after the U.S.-led invasion precipitated the destruction of Iraq, a clear majority of Iraqis believe that it doesn't matter if the country is democratic or not as long as the government can...

Imran Khan due to be arrested on Friday after High Court intervention

Pakistan's High Court has extended a pause in the police’s efforts to arrest former Prime Minister Imran Khan who was due to be arrested today. The court intervened yesterday to diffuse clashes between Mr Khan’s supporters and police after both...


Humza Yousaf: No more than a poster boy for assimilation

Dr Abdul Wahid of Hizb ut-Tahrir says the message Muslims should take from Humza Yousaf’s ascent to First Minister of...

Humza Yousaf has trashed Islamic teachings on his way to Scotland’s top job

Maria Akbar says Humza Yousaf's shameful denial of Islamic values is a lesson to us...

The Saudi-Iran agreement could herald a new dawn of regional cooperation

Veteran Arab journalist Abdel Bari Atwan says the recent Saudi-Iran reconciliation agreement to restore and...

Kettlethorpe School, Quran desecration and Suella Braverman’s horrific Islamophobia

Juveriah Alam says a recent article in The Times by Home Secretary Suella Braverman about...

Shrinking spaces: Muslim organisations targeted by cancel culture

Muslim organisations have been the canary in the coal mine for a vicious brand of...

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