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For those convinced that every Muslim is a terrorist, just try reading the news. My search came up with a few different stories. A radio station suspended for broadcasting al Qaeda recruiter's speeches, possibly the first Muslim gay wedding in the UK, and Nadia's thoughts about appearing on the Bake Off.
Twenty five hours of speeches by "the Bin Laden of the internet" were played on a Muslim radio station based in Sheffield during Ramadan. After a complaint received about Anwar Al-Awlaki the watchdog Ofcom made the judgement that the lectures:
Jahed Choudhury and Sean Rogan have been recently got married in Walsall. Their wedding has been reported as the first gay Muslim wedding in the UK.(although another gay couple- one of whom is Muslim married in Birmingham in October last year.) Jaheed has married after being bullied at school ,barred from attending the Mosque and attempting suicide because of his sexuality.
They have recieved a lot of online abuse since getting married. Many comments have been made online such as:
Nadia Hussain, winner of The Great British Bake Off 2015, has also been in the news this week. The article mentions the negativity and aggression she felt before appearing on The Great British Bake Off. Although apprehensive of being the "token Muslim" on the programme.
Is every Muslim a terrorist? Is every Muslim opposed of gay marriage? Has every Muslim baked cakes for the Queen? Perhaps its time to let go of some of our stereotypes and get to know some of the individuals around us who happen to be Muslims.
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