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Comment: Women are overwhelmingly unwelcome in our own mosques, the time has come for dedicated mosques for women, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Comment: With every fresh news cycle that follows an extremist attack, the media goes a little further in failing Muslim communities in the UK, writes Shenaz Bunglawala.

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Erick Viramontes

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Comment: Since the beginning of Qatar's increasing regional activism, reactionary powers have been keen to get rid of such a 'disruptive element' in the region, writes Erick Viramontes.

Racist Lebanese romantic comedy sketch mocks Palestinian refugee men

Diana Alghoul

Racist Lebanese romantic comedy sketch mocks Palestinian refugee men

Some were incapable of understanding why the concept of being disgusted at the thought of dating a Palestinian man is racist.

New Berlin mosque encourages 'Muslim sexual revolution'

Diana Alghoul

New Berlin mosque encourages 'Muslim sexual revolution'

The founders of the mosque welcome Muslims of all sects, and Muslims of the LGBTQ+ community to worship together within a safe space ...

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Belligerent Saudis made the wrong choice in sidelining Qatar

Comment: Bullying Qatar with the rhetoric of anti-terrorism is illogical; its isolation is actually down to refusing to align with Saudi foreign policy, writes Dr. Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui.

Yousef Khalil

No, The Handmaid's Tale isn't a warning about Muslims

Comment: Conservatives' criticism of The Handmaid's Tale reflects their lack of introspection, and a blinkered understanding of Islam, writes ...

The New Arab

The Ambassador: True Yemen on a (gigantic) plate

Yalla, let’s eat! The New Arab embarks on a quest to discover a true Yemeni culinary experience, and finds it in Liverpool.

Bill Law

Qatar and the risky politics of bullying

Comment: Blockading food shipments, withdrawing air space, whipping up anti-Qatar fever in state controlled media. It's time Saudi ...

Germany to release Syrian IS suspect accused of rape

The New Arab

Germany to release Syrian IS suspect accused of rape

German prosecutors lifted charges against a Syrian arrested in Germany on suspicion of belonging to the Islamic State group and raping a woman, ...

Diana Alghoul

The logical fallacy behind #MarchAgainstSharia

The rising rhetoric of hate is not the only reason behind the hostility towards Sharia law, there is also a misunderstanding of what Sharia law ...

Jihad for Civilisation, from the Tigris to the Thames

Hadani Ditmars

Jihad for Civilisation, from the Tigris to the Thames

Blog: The parallels between life in Iraq and the UK can be striking, writes Hadani Ditmars.

The real threat that Saudi Arabia sees in Qatar

Rami G. Khouri

The real threat that Saudi Arabia sees in Qatar

Comment: Saudi and Emirati dissatisfaction with Qatar stems not from any tangible, credible or dangerous 'threat'; rather from the state's ...

Curbing internet freedoms will do nothing to fight extremism

Sam Hamad

Curbing internet freedoms will do nothing to fight extremism

Comment: From the UK to Syria, the Islamic State group is being bolstered by governments' brutal backlash against a progressive antagonism, ...

The second Nakba: Marking 50 years of Israeli occupation

Munir Nuseibah

The second Nakba: Marking 50 years of Israeli occupation

Comment: Nineteen years after the Nakba catastrophe, Israel carried out a second wave of expulsions of Palestinians in June 1967, now half a ...

The New Arab & agencies

What does 'severing ties' with Qatar actually mean?

Following more than two weeks of brewing tension, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Arab nations have officially cut ties with Qatar.

The New Arab

Five-year-old refugee killed by Afghan national in German camp

A 41-year-old Afghan national stabbed a five-year-old child refugee at a shelter in southeastern Germany, authorities said on Sunday.

Hilary Aked

May vs Corbyn on Britain's failing counter-terrorism policy

Comment: The 'Prevent' strategy divides the United Kingdom, with Conservatives wanting to bolster a policy which critics say is both ...

The New Arab

UK 'could have done more' to prevent Libya disaster

The UK's Foreign Office minister concedes that Britain could have done better to ensure stability in the aftermath of Muammar Gaddafi's ...

In Sweden, unaccompanied Afghan teenage refugees turn to heroin

The New Arab & agencies

In Sweden, unaccompanied Afghan teenage refugees turn to heroin

Around 100 unaccompanied asylum seekers under the age of 18 have been caught using heroin as they wait for their applications to be processed.

Hilary Aked

May vs Corbyn on Britain's failing counter-terrorism policy

Comment: The 'Prevent' strategy divides the United Kingdom, with Conservatives wanting to bolster a policy which critics say is both ...

Mosul's children and the lasting scars of conflict

Brenda Stoter

Mosul's children and the lasting scars of conflict

Having endured violence, abuse and indoctrination, the children of Mosul are still at great risk, despite the battle for Mosul drawing to a ...

After Manchester: It's time to rethink Prevent

Tom Charles

After Manchester: It's time to rethink Prevent

Comment: As the dust settles on the Manchester attack, the government must take an honest look at the domestic and foreign policies that can ...

Islamic State group claim deadly Manchester suicide attack

The New Arab & agencies

Islamic State group claim deadly Manchester suicide attack

Twenty-two people were killed, including children, when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a concert in Britain's Manchester on ...

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