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Islam in UK

Muslim woman allowed to wear veil in British court

Source : Al Arabiya / 17 Sep 2013

A British judge ruled on Monday that a Muslim woman will be allowed to go on trial wearing a full-face veil, or niqab, but must take it off while giving evidence.

The decision, which involves a 22-year-old woman from London, was considered a legal first in the country.

 

Islam Rising Among UK Youth

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 11 Sep 2013

A new large scale British survey has revealed a notable increase in the number of young British people adhering to Islam coupled with a dramatic decline in those believing in Christianity in the same age group.

"The large number of young people identifying as Muslims – much larger than previous generations – suggests that Islam will soon be a much more significant force in this country than it is at the moment," Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society, said on his group’s website on Tuesday, September 10.

 

UK Muslim-Christian Cohesion Reaps Fruit

Source :  OnIslam & News Agencies / 26 June 2013

Reaping the fruit of community cohesion, a new group has been launched in the British city of Leicester to build on the successful cohesion between Muslims and Christians in Britain.

"The aim is to show people what Christian and Muslim women are doing in Leicester and how they have been coming together for a long time,” Julian Bond, director of the Christian Muslim Forum (CMF), told the BBC News Online on Tuesday, June 25.

 

Study reiterates need for increased support for female converts in UK

Source : Presstv / 21 May 2013

The University of Cambridge has published a report about experiences of almost 50 British women of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and faiths (or no faith), who have all converted to Islam.

The report was commissioned and produced by the University's Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS), in association with the New Muslims Project, Markfield.

 

Victim Help Leads UK Policewoman to Islam

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 31 Jan 2013

Offering help to a victim of domestic violence has led a British policewoman to revert to Islam.

“I wasn’t looking for any religion at the time but for every question I got answered about Islam I just had five more,” Jayne Kemp, a police community support officer, told Manchester Evening News.

“I think I fell in love with it.”

 

Why Has the Number of Muslims in the UK Risen So Much?

Source : Huffingtonpost / 18 Dec 2012

Figures from the 2011 census show that the Muslim population in the UK has substantially risen between 2001 and 2011 from 1.5 million to almost 3 million. This now takes the proportion of Muslims from 2% of the population to 5%. In some towns, Muslims make up almost 50% of the population, and in large cities like London and Manchester they make up around 14% of the population. But why has the number of Muslims risen so much and what are the implications?

 

Same-day burial plan for Cardiff after Muslim request

By Nick Dermody |BBC Wales News| 18 Jan 2012

A same-day burial service is being prepared for Cardiff, aimed at meeting the cultural and religious needs of mainly Muslim and Jewish communities.

 
 

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