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In conversation with Islamic Society: “Here for ourselves, and here for everyone else as well”

In conversation with Islamic Society: “Here for ourselves, and here for everyone else as well”

Some students may only be aware of ISoc from their charity stalls, but there’s so much more behind the largest society at the University of Manchester
Review: Pride in Trafford Double Bill: The Chosen Haram and BI-TOPIA

Review: Pride in Trafford Double Bill: The Chosen Haram and BI-TOPIA

Pride in Trafford was kicked off with a two pieces of theatre, one exploring the intersection of sexuality and religion, the other sexuality and masculinity
The BJP and its controversial Citizenship Law

The BJP and its controversial Citizenship Law

Krish Kakar argues that the BJP party is creating stark religious divides in India
“The angriest black man in America”: The autobiography of Malcolm X

“The angriest black man in America”: The autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is a central piece of literature for understanding race relations today
Review: Trojan Horse

Review: Trojan Horse

As LUNG’s latest show arrives in Manchester, writer Claudia Langley-Mills offers her opinion on a captivating piece of theatre
Preview: Trojan Horse

Preview: Trojan Horse

The award-winning Trojan Horse is a new play telling the true story of ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors facing accusations of extremism
There is nothing Islamic about ‘Islamic Terrorism’

There is nothing Islamic about ‘Islamic Terrorism’

Jay Darcey argues the recent terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand shows how terrorism is a term reserved for events where a Muslim is the perpetrator, not the victim

Preview: The Funeral Director

Theatre Editor Anuli Changa speaks to Hannah Hauer-King, director of The Funeral Director, written by Iman Qureshi
A vibrant launch party for MACFest

A vibrant launch party for MACFest

Aisha Al-Janabi and Bella Jewell reflect on the vibrant and celebratory launch event of MACFEST 2018
An interview with Qaisra Shahraz: founder of MACFEST

An interview with Qaisra Shahraz: founder of MACFEST

Liv Clarke talks with author and activist Qaisra Shahraz about MACFEST, a new festival celebrating muslim arts and culture in Manchester

Review: The Believers Are But Brothers

Orla Quilligan reviews Javaad Alipoor’s exploration of what it is to be a young Muslim man today. Part of Orbit 2017

Muslim students harassed for praying on campus

Troubling reports have emerged of Muslim students suffering harassment whilst praying on campus

A response to “The Burkini: What’s behind it?”

The debate over the burkini tells us a lot about the treatment of women in the continuing tensions between the ‘West’ and Islam

TV Binge: My Jihad

My Jihad shys away from stereotypes and subverts tired clichés about Islam, providing a more authentic and positive picture of everyday Muslims

How do we solve a problem like radicalisation?

‘Prevent’ is hypocritical and ignorant, but the problem goes much further than that

Homophobia, the church, the mosque, and the synagogue

It’s not too late for religions to shed their homophobic and socially irrelevant image—they just need to take a more positive, metaphorical, and liberal approach

Integrity and personal freedom of speech

Lauren Wills defends the inviolable right to freedom of speech and how it should be used to criticise intolerant and hateful views

#NotInMyName

Guest contributor Dalal explains just how harmful ‘Islamic’ terrorism is for the Muslim community, and that the perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo attacks do not, and cannot, represent Islam

We are Charlie Hebdo

The Mancunion’s statement on the shootings in Paris

Religion: Force of Evil or Force for Good?

Ben Farren and Samuel Gilmore argue each side of the coin in answer to the question: Is religion detrimental to society?