William Shawcross in his own words

This is a selection of the speeches and writings of William Shawcross who has just been appointed to review the government's Prevent counter-extremism strategy....

The fall of Granada, the glories of Al Andalus and the butchery of Spain

On January 2, 1492 the last Muslim kingdom of Al Andalus fell to the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, putting an end to 800...

What were the top international Muslim news stories of 2020?

From a Muslim perspective 2020 will probably go down in history as the year when the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the Hajj...

What were the top British Muslim news stories of 2020?

2020 was a year when coronavirus dominated the headlines, with Muslims suffering disproportionately from it and being targeted because of it. It was also...

Austria’s slide into anti-Muslim fascism

The birthplace of Adolf Hitler has a long history of racism, especially against Jews. But now it seems as if Austria has Muslims in...

What will President Elect Biden do in the Middle East?

Joe Biden is unlikely to radically reverse Donald Trump's foreign policies if he eventually installs himself in the White House. The exceptions, however, could be...

Ataturk: The man who tried to turn Turkey away from Islam

Yesterday Turks commemorated the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish Republic. Considered a national hero by secular Turks, others...

French democracy was literally born out of head-chopping and terrorism

Moazzam Begg says until France is prosecuted for its past crimes against humanity and for its current discrimination against Muslims, it should be regarded as...

VIDEO: Black Muslim Renaissance – The Black Muslim Festival 2020

The 'Black Muslim Renaissance' festival has launched this month, corresponding with Black History Month. This online family event will run throughout most of October celebrating...

Sabra and Shatila: Israel’s forgotten genocide

Between September 16-18, 1982, Israel was responsible for one of the bloodiest and infamous massacres of unarmed Palestinians in refugee camps in Lebanon, writes journalist Robert Carter. Estimates...