Runnymede has launched 'The New Muslims' report, which examines the wide range of Muslim identities in the UK through looking at a number of factors, including changing demographics, Muslims in the army, Muslims in the media and youth culture. It makes recommendations based on the failure of policy to reflect the lived experiences of British Muslims.
The report is accompanied by a film called ‘Muslim Multicultures’ and a series of recorded conversations which explore the challenges currently facing Muslims in Britain. Participants include Rushanara Ali MP, Humza Yousaf MEP, Yasir Mizra of the Guardian and the graffiti artist Mohammad Ali.
‘The New Muslims’ is produced by the Runnymede Trust, University of Manchester and ESRC. The collection emerged from a Workshop on ‘The New Muslims’ and a panel on the ‘The Muslim Question’ held at the University of Manchester in 2013.
The report is edited by Claire Alexander from the University of Manchester whose main publications include The Art of Being Black (1996) and The Asian Gang (2000), Victoria Redclift (University of Manchester) and Ajmal Hussain (University of Manchester). Contributors include Yunis Alam a novelist, short-story writer and literary editor based at the University of Bradford, Abdoolkarim Vakil from Kings College London and Vron Ware from the Centre for Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) and the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) at the Open University, she is the author of Out of Whiteness (2002) and Who Cares about Britishness (2007).