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The Enemy Within? France’s Muslim Problem August 1st 2016
9/11 shook America, 7/7 shook Britain and the past year and a half has shaken France. The Charlie Hebdo shooting, the Paris attacks, the Nice atrocity and most recently the tragic killing of a priest in Normandy. And just as Bush & Blair used 9/11 & the ensuing climate of fear to rationalise their misguided War on Terror, Fra....
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Extremism isn’t the only struggle of our generation July 22nd 2015
David Cameron’s speech in Birmingham, in which he announced his plans on how to tackle extremism, motivates me to bring some aspects of the work that I have been doing with young Muslims for the last eight years into the equation. It is important to understand the real challenges facing this generation. The minority of Muslims, ....
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Ban the word ‘Muslim’ March 16th 2015
I want to make a case for non Muslims in the UK to think more carefully about the way they talk about 'Muslims'. If non-Muslims are so careless about the way they use phrases like 'the Muslim community' (and the very word 'Muslim' now carries an insinuation of fostering violence), then perhaps we non-Muslims should be banned from....
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Deconstructing the Iranian identity December 24th 2014
Recalling the Future is the latest exhibition at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS where Iranian artists challenge the conventional narrative on post-revolutionary Iran. The legitimacy of the national identity as presented by the state is questioned by reimagining the nation outside of the official image. Across the exhibition, artists c....
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Underneath the Hijab November 14th 2014
Underneath the hijab is a short film created by Young Muslim Voices campaign, looking a young girls identity beneath the scarf on her head.....
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Islam and Sex May 31st 2014
Let’s talk about SEX The prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) never shied away from educating his followers about sex, so why do we? In our latest campaign, we’ve been discussing the issue of grooming gangs and women’s rights among the British-Pakistani community. It’s clear they’ve got a lot to say and want to talk ....
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British Muslim & Bengali – Terrorism & Islamophobia November 14th 2010
Young British Muslim Bengali men talk about Terrorism, Islamophobia, Gangs and Crime Akhtar Abu, a young British Bengali Muslim man decided to film a short documentary at Cornwallis Adventure Playground based in Islington. This was the place where he spent most of his time growing up. He went around with a camera and captured th....
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Kick Islamophobia Highlights January 14th 2010
Here are the video highlights from our anti-racism festival and football tournaments for 2008 and 2009.....
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All Shades of Grey Film November 13th 2009
As part of the Young Refugee Voices campaign, a group of young people produced this short film to record their stories of what it's like to be a young refugee or asylum seeker. The short documentary worked with over 40 young people from Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Bangladesh, who had recently arrived in the UK. It looks into t....
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Islam and Youth Identity February 14th 2009
Maslaha filmed this short piece with our Young Muslim Voices team. Here our young peeps share perspectives on what Islam means to them.  Thank you to the Maslaha team for attending our conference and sharing this with us!....
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Report Launched – Young Muslim Voices November 14th 2008
Young Muslim Voices campaign held its first conference in November 2008 - inviting key decision makers, influencers and local politicians from across London to listen and understand social issues young people are facing. The conference was organised and delivered by young people themselves and raised important issues ranging from dis....
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