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General Election 2017 – How will you decide?

By enhancing Muslim engagement in the General Elections and raising awareness and expectations about policy issues that impact on British Muslims. This manifesto has been developed to encourage British Muslim participation in the 2017 General Elections. We have produced this election briefing guide...

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Islamophobia Causes & Cures Presentation at Regents Park Mosque

Mosques across the UK are not only just places of worship and spirituality but are also a hub for social interaction for Muslims from all walks of life. For this reason mosques are incredibly important institutions in conveying the vision of MEND, which is to encourage British Muslims to be...

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How influential was the Muslim vote?

The results from Thursday’s General Election suggest that while the Conservatives may still hold the levers of power, the Muslim community was influential in the Labour Party gaining seats from the existing Tory Government. The Conservatives lost their outright majority won in 2015, going from...

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Labour in danger of losing BME votes

The Labour Party is in danger of losing votes among ethnic minorities in the upcoming general election, according to a study conducted by the non-partisan group Operation Black Vote. They claim the ethnic minority vote could be the deciding factor in whether Theresa May wins by a landslide on 8...

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Tory manifesto lacks definition of ‘extremism’

The Conservative Party manifesto for the 2017 General Election has stated that it wishes to “crush the menace of extremism.” However, the government has yet to provide a legal definition of the term. Launched on 18 May in Halifax, the document said that the Conservatives will “support the...

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UKIP slammed as ‘bigots’ by the Muslim Council of Britain

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) announced that if in power they would ban the face veil, prevent any more Islamic schools from being built and require any girls deemed at risk from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to have yearly medical checks. The proposals came as part of the...

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Tory candidate suspended for alleged anti-Muslim tweets

The Daily Record reported on 20 March that a Conservative election candidate was suspended for allegedly posting anti-Islamic messages on her Twitter account on 28 February. 30-year-old Roxana Iancu was accused of posting a picture of a coin with the caption “This 2000 year old coin says Israel...

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