What were the top British Muslim news stories of 2020?

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

Social media stars Hasanat and Umm Abdullah put £200K of charity into personal accounts

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The Charity Commission has said social media stars Hasanat and Umm Abdullah put around £200K of charity money into their personal bank accounts. An inquiry is...

Reformist Muslims back call for decriminalisation of homosexuality

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The head of a reformist Muslim organisation has called for an end to violence and criminalisation against LGBT+ people and for a global ban...

Book publisher ditches right-wing journalist after she insults Prophet

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A book publisher has ditched the prominent right-wing journalist Julie Burchill after she insulted the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on Twitter.  In a social media spat...

Most child sex groomers are white, says government report

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A Home Office report has dealt a huge blow to the right-wing narrative of "Asian grooming gangs" by confirming that most child sex offenders...

Man who stabbed London Central Mosque imam jailed for seven years

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A man who stabbed an imam at London Central Mosque has been jailed for seven years. Daniel Horton, who worshipped at the mosque, admitted attacking...

Fatwa: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine declared ‘halal’

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Scholars from some of the most influential Islamic seminaries in the UK have said that the new Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is halal because...

UK and Israel sign military agreement

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The British Armed Forces and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have signed a joint agreement to strengthen their relationship. Last Thursday, the UK’s Chief of...

Tower Hamlets Labour Party faces accusations of Islamophobia from local faith leaders

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Twenty six East London Muslim faith leaders have expressed outrage at the circumstances surrounding the suspension of local Councillor Puru Miah, who was suspended...

The Times apologises, pays damages to CAGE over false article on Reading killer

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The Times newspaper has unreservedly apologised and paid £30,000 damages and legal costs to advocacy group CAGE and its Outreach Director Moazzam Begg after...
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