Posts Tagged: Extremism

Web Guardians™ comes to Portsmouth!

Web Guardians™ comes to Portsmouth!

“As mothers we’re the first line of defence. Like we would guard our house, we should guard our children from bad things online. It’s about mums having conversations with their kids – making them feel safe and able to confide in them.” JAN Trust visited Portsmouth to deliver our Web Guardians™ programme. Read more about …

Active Muslim citizenship

Last month, the independent regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry found that The Sun newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice. The newspaper published an article on its front page with the headline ‘1 in 5 Brit Muslims’ sympathy for jihadis’ after conducting a survey of British Muslims. The headline …

Faith under attack

Towards the end of 2015, the Home Office published hate crime figures for England and Wales. The total number of hate crimes recorded by the police was 52,528, a significant increase on the previous year. Of these, 82% were racially motivated crimes and 6% were religious hate crimes. As can be seen from these figures, faith-based hate crime has risen …

The threat is real: The rise of far-right extremism

A recent report titled ‘State of Hate’ published by advocacy organisation Hope not Hate revealed that far-right extremism is on the rise and urged the Government to address the changing nature of far-right organisations towards increased violence. Hope not Hate has conducted extensive research into far-right organisations such as Britain First and produced a pamphlet in 2014 …

CEO interviewed by the Mirror

CEO interviewed by the Mirror

“I survived the 7/7 bombings and now I work to stop young people being drawn into extremism.” Our CEO Sajda Mughal has been interviewed by The Mirror about her 7/7 experience and her pioneering work countering extremism now. Read more here.

The media needs to be fairer to British Muslims

The fact that British Muslims are depicted very negatively and stereotypically by some mainstream media outlets isn’t news to anyone. Most of the time when one opens the pages of the newspaper or scrolls down any mainstream news source Muslims seemingly are either bombing places or running off to Syria. Just in the last few …

Sajda Mughal OBE is awarded Ultimate Humanitarian of 2015

On 2nd December 2015, our Director, Sajda Mughal OBE, was awarded the Ultimate Humanitarian in the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards 2015! The award is given out every year based on a public voting system where Cosmopolitan readers vote for who they think has been the most inspiring woman in each different category. Sajda who was awarded an …