Why “I did it to pay my bills” is never an excuse for journalists who spread hate

There’s been a debate on whether it’s acceptable for young, ostensibily left wing journalists to write sensationalist hate-mongering articles for right-wing media as they rise up the career ladder, with many senior journalists showing support. However as Basit Mahmood writes, when you come from a community affected by dangerous rhetoric, it’s a different story.  … Read More

Why I’m no longer talking to… well, anyone… about religion

Inspired by Reni Eddo Lodge and her best selling book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Mariya bint Rehan has decided to channel that same energy for conversations about religion Content Note: discussion of Islamophobia and link to an Islamophobic YouTube video in this article. I’m quite a talkative person, but… Read More

Britain’s young imams: rebels, feminists, YouTubers, traditionalists

A new photography essay by Shyamantha Asokan explores Britain’s new generation of imams – young Muslims who are breaking with traditions, setting up gender-equal mosques, counselling their congregations on how to deal with Islamophobia, preaching via YouTube, and more. Read More