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Islamophobia: Harassed By My Neighbours

Ali* approached us after a year of abuse from his neighbour, ranging from racist slurs being daubed onto his fence, to faeces being thrown onto his lawn, to breaking his car windows. He had followed...

Muslim Teacher Unfairly Dismissed

A Muslim teacher, Abdullah, was unfairly dismissed from his role because he was falsely accused of introducing gender segregation in the classrooms. The Islamophobia Response Unit (IRU) supported him and helped him take the...

Muslim Family Suffered Years of Abuse

Umm Hidayah and her family suffered years of Islamophobic abuse from their neighbours.

Her story sheds light on the real-life consequences of media and political discourse that dehumanises Muslims.

Recent Events

→UNVEILING THE NIQAAB (VEIL): The Forgotten British Women

Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND) and Not-for-Profit Community Organizations in Nottingham are jointly organizing a Muslim Women’s event to highlight social prejudices surrounding Muslim women that wear the head covering. A panel of academics and female speakers will share personal experiences, discuss research outcomes and solutions: Topic Areas: Hate crimes Muslim Women and Contributions they […]

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→Trojan Horse, Islamophobia and the Fight Against Racism

Stand up to Racism (SUTR) and Mend (Muslim engagement and development) invite you to a unique event, bringing together Professor John Holmwood, teachers, unionists and ant-racists to collectively put forward a call for an independent inquiry in to the trojan horse affair and its detrimental effect on the lives of real people, children, parents and […]

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→Muslim on Screen: A Biased Portrayal

Come along for an interactive discussion about the representation of Muslims in TV & Film. A must-attend for those who are sick and tired of the negative portrayal of Muslim the media and in film. Inspired by Riz Ahmed’s 2017 diversity-on-screen speech in the House of Commons, and the Bechdel Test, the Riz Test seeks […]

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→Everyday Supermen and Wonderwomen

From the arts to politics, from health to education, meet the ordinary Muslims living extraordinary lives. This year, the theme is to celebrate the local contributions of Muslims to the different sectors of Bradford and the UK. We will have representation from the education, health, arts, community and business sectors. This event aims to celebrate […]

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Islamophobia and the fight against Racism

Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND) and Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) are jointly organizing an event to mark Islamophobia awareness month (IAM) Local and national speakers will speak on the day Note: There is no onsite parking, please use local street parking. Register your place now through the website link or for any further enquiries […]

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→Let’s Talk Islamophobia – Womens’ Afternoon Tea

Islamophobia Awareness Month 2018 Join us for an afternoon of tea, snacks and of course, cake! Learn about Islamophobia and how you can make a positive impact through a range of fun activities. For more information email at

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→The Causes & Cures of Islamophobia

Islamophobia Awareness Month 2018 With the rise of the far right and daily reports of Islamophobic hate crime it is essential for us as a community to understand where all this hatred is coming from and what we can do together to counter act it. Please join us at this important event. For more information […]

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→At Peace through Poetry & Prose

Mending Communities presents an event entitled ‘At Peace through Poetry & Prose’. An engaging evening of reflective poetry and short stories shared by reverts and born Muslims. Come and share YOUR story. Time: 5:30pm to 8pm Location: Mend Birmingham Centre, 28 George Street, Balsall Heath, B12 9RG We look forward to seeing you there! Note: […]

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