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Comment: The Glasgow and Reading attacks highlight that we must provide mental health services to asylum seekers instead of seeing unwell people as potential terrorists, writes Dr Bilal Hassam.

Despite how hard British Muslims have been hit by the pandemic, the relief response from their community has been among the strongest.

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Malia Bouattia

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Comment: The Tories' hostile environment was suspended just long enough to prove another world is possible. Now though, it's back to business, writes Malia Bouattia.

British Muslims say CBD oil is a 'halal healer'

Ruqaiya Haris

British Muslims say CBD oil is a 'halal healer'

CBD oil is sold legally in the UK and could provide Muslims a 'halal' alternative with its reported health benefits.

Covid-19 lays bare Britain's entrenched racial inequalities

Ylenia Gostoli

Covid-19 lays bare Britain's entrenched racial inequalities

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed stark racial inequalities in British society.

Malia Bouattia

State-led austerity and racism are killing us, not Covid-19

Comment: The government's BAME Covid-19 review is wrong. It's not the ethnicity of a person that puts them at risk, rather the structural oppression they face, writes Malia Bouattia.

Florence Dixon

UK report 'censored out' racism role in coronavirus epidemic

Community organisations who contributed to the UK government’s report on Covid-19 disparities for BAME populations have condemned the removal of ...

The New Arab

UK scraps controversial bereavement decision after Syrian refugee's plea

Families of hospital porters, cleaners and social care staff will now be able to remain in the UK indefinitely if their relative working in the ...

Sahar Esfandiari

JUMA Kitchen: Celebrating Iraqi culture and heritage through food

Philip Juma's love for Iraqi food runs deeper than the tantalising tastes and flavours. The London chef's cuisine is intimately tied to intense ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Comment: The new NHS contact-tracing app puts the UK on the slippery slope of declining digital privacy in a post-coronavirus world, ...

Widely-publicised Turkey-UK PPE shipment fails British standards tests

The New Arab & agencies

Widely-publicised Turkey-UK PPE shipment fails British standards tests

A shipment containing 400,000 medical gowns has been rejected by the UK, weeks after being widely touted as part of the government's response to ...

Hundreds pay tribute to British-Iraqi doctor following Covid-19 death

The New Arab

Hundreds pay tribute to British-Iraqi doctor following Covid-19 death

Locals of Holcombe Brook, Greater Manchester, lined the streets for the funeral of local GP Dr Saad Al-Dubbaisi, who 'gave everything for the ...

UK minorities coronavirus death rate 'twice that of whites'

The New Arab

UK minorities coronavirus death rate 'twice that of whites'

A new report into Covid-19 deaths in the UK has found that ethnic minority citizens are more than twice as likely as white people to die from ...

BAME coronavirus inquiry will lack trust of a community

Malia Bouattia

BAME coronavirus inquiry will lack trust of a community

Comment: Trevor Phillips' role in the coronavirus BAME inquiry undermines trust from a community most in need of support, writes Malia Bouattia.

Tahmina Begum

This Ramadan let's reconnect with our parents' stories

Ramadan under lockdown is a chance for British Muslims to reflect and ask the questions they've always wanted to know about their parents' lives.

Malia Bouattia

Boris Johnson's police state won't solve the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Johnson's government is shifting blame onto the poor, and away from his shocking lack of leadership and neglect of essential state ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lowest UK virus toll in weeks as Johnson returns

Britain reported its lowest daily rise in coronavirus deaths in nearly four weeks as officials confirmed Prime Minister Boris Johnson had ...

The New Arab

UK Muslims criticise Trevor Phillips' appointment in coronavirus investigation

The Muslim Council of Britain has said the selection of Phillips, who is under investigation for Islamophobic comments, is 'insensitive' and ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Human Rights Watch expresses concerns over HIV patients' lack of access to medication in Egypt, while Turkey celebrates 100th year of parliament ...

The New Arab

British Muslims create coronavirus appeal video for Ramadan

Muslim celebrities have joined forces with essential workers to create a coronavirus appeal video for Ramadan.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Lebanon confirms its first case at a refugee camp, Turkish medics criticise government over health worker deaths and other stories in today's ...

UK flies in Turkish coronavirus medical aid

The New Arab & agencies

UK flies in Turkish coronavirus medical aid

A shipment of 84 tonnes of personal protective equipment has arrived in the UK from Turkey, amid mounting criticism of the government's ...

The last thing Muslims need this Ramadan? Extra scrutiny

Malia Bouattia

The last thing Muslims need this Ramadan? Extra scrutiny

Comment: The run up to Ramadan has seen a slew of Islamophobic smear campaigns suggesting Muslims are not following the rules. The truth ...

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