Sheikh Asrar Rashid

Sheikh Asrar Rashid’s Politicised & Aggressive Narrative Is Abhorrent

Sheikh Asrar Rashid is active within British Muslim faith circles and has been a preacher for some years now. The sad fact is that Sheikh Asrar Rashid, incorporates a politicised and aggressive narrative within his religious edicts. Whilst religious leaders have sometimes historically strayed into political speech, we have to highlight the deeply corrosive speech that Asrar Rashid gave on the 13th of June 2021, at a lecture entitled ‘Al-Aqsa Read more

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Even After the Beth Israel Terrorist Attack Few Voices Tackle Islamism Within

Sadly, the Beth Israel antisemitic terrorist attack has seen Jewish communities targeted because they are Jews. British Islamist twitter feeds are playing out sympathy for the convicted extremist Aafia Siddiqui, rather than focusing on the antisemitic hostage taking of four people at the Beth Israel synagogue in Texas. This alone demonstrates the callous, political and highly inflammatory nature of Islamists. When Aafia Siddiqui was tried in the U.S. in 2010, Read more

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Why We As Muslims Must Challenge Antisemitic Language Like This

The sad fact is that both Christian and Muslim communities have been affected by antisemitic tropes and language over specific times in history and in the modern world. The language and the tropes remain similar though historical events and linguistic impacts may be different. These tropes against Jews heighten when power relations are misused to blame or demonise Jews for problems that may be taking place in society, or when Read more

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Thousands of Israelis Will Visit the United Arab Emirates

The Abraham Accords have moved the politics of division in the Middle East to the point where flights of tourists are travelling to both Israel and the United Arab Emirates, with more visitors heading from Israel to the Gulf State. We believe that the mixing and engagement of communities is the only way to create stronger and more resilient cultural, research and economic links. This leads to less conflict in Read more

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MAAS statement on Twitter’s failings to address perpetual antisemitic abuse

At Muslims Against Antisemitism (MAAS), we unequivocally condemn all forms of antisemitism and remain deeply shocked and disappointed by both the antisemitic abuse perpetuated by British rapper Wiley and the failure of Twitter authorities to adequately respond to the series of antisemitic and violent tweets sent over a recent 48 hour period, commencing on the 24th July 2020. Antisemitism is an increasing threat globally and we cannot and must not Read more

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Mixed Marriages Between Muslims and Jews

Little is discussed about mixed marriages between Muslims and Jews. We know that these marriages have produced hope and endearing memories for many and we know that they also transcend religion and politics, so that people can connect with one another at a spiritual and personal level. Muslims Against Antisemitism is keen to hear from such mixed couples, so that we can highlight your experiences and your thoughts. More than Read more

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Anti-Semitism: The Trap Muslims Fall Into When Discussing Israel And Palestine

Background I was asked to write a piece on the sensitive topic of Israel and Palestine and how some Muslims seem to find themselves reciting anti-semitic tropes when discussing the issue. At first, I was reluctant to agree to it, given that such a sensitive topic would be received both positively and negatively from most people on either side of the divide. However, I felt that if this issue wasn’t Read more

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Shalom, Salaam- An Imam and a Rabbi discuss Jewish-Muslim relations

Muslims Against Antisemitism (MAAS) are delighted to host the above event with Kingston Liberal Synagogue (KLS) On Tuesday 26th November 2019, from 7.30pm At MAAS we welcome the opportunity to work with such an active, open and thriving community as KLS, who are allies of ours in the fight against all forms of hate, including hate against Jews and Muslims. The event, coming soon after the end of the 2019 Read more

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Stronger Together. The world proves terrorist Brenton Tarrant wrong.

50 killed including as young as three; a globe in mourning. A white supremacist with a camera strapped to himself hoping to gain fame as a hero and possible martyr for his successful mission in ensuring racial dominance has slaughtered 50 including a boy as young as three. In his sickening, lethal manifesto he purports immigration to be destroying communities and he claims to be acting for many that share Read more

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It’s no laughing matter – time to challenge conspiracy

MAAS will be building a library of useful aids to challenge anti-Semitism. We will take manifestations of anti-Semitism and provide useful means to help you challenge them. First in this series we are looking at collective blame and conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11. 9/11 has seen hateful narratives created against both Muslims and Jews and in seeing how both of theses narratives have been created, their basis and why they are Read more

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