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Muslims share peace message by handing out roses

Muslims in Luton spread a ‘message of love’ on Saturday– as they handed out roses, sweets and cards to shoppers outside Town Hall. The initiative celebrated the birth of Prophet Muhammed and was also designed to spark dialogue between members of all communities. Young Muslims stood on George Street from 11.30am to 2pm to hand…

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Reflecting on Srebrenica

I was privileged to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina last week with a delegation, which was organised by Remembering Srebrenica. I hope what I am about to share with you, will help you to understand the physical and mental journey that I have taken to understand what it really means to hate, forgive and survive the…

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Unlikely friends united by a common goal

An unlikely friendship has developed between a Muslim community leader and a former member of the far right English Defence League. Conversation over a coffee Credit: ITV News Anglia Dawood Masood is a Muslim leader who promotes community cohesion and campaigns against extremism. Darren Carroll is a former member of the English Defence League. It’s…

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Young Muslim YOPEY winner on a mission to unite community

Meeting Dawood Masood for the first time, it’s impossible to believe he’s only 20. The former Luton Sixth Form College student – who started the #Not in my Name campaign and founded the Quba Trust to help those in need – has just been named Bedfordshire’s Young Person of the Year. He’s raised thousands for…

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ISIS does not represent Muslims – Hence, #NotInMyName

​Earlier today he and a number of other young people launched the local #NotInMyName campaign at the centre. The campaign encourages Luton Muslims to speak out against ISIS by saying that they do not represent them and that they reject their ideology. Dawood Masood, Head teacher at the Al Hira Educational and Cultural Centre, said:…

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