UK Muslims in Battle for Hearts and Minds

London // Muslims in Britain are launching a “hearts and minds” campaign to counter growing Islamophobia in the country. The move comes at a time when polls throughout Europe are showing growing resentment of Islam’s perceived influence on daily life following the arrival of millions of Muslim migrants in the past 20 years.

Right-wing parties are exploiting people’s fears, abetted by radical Muslim groups that achieve enormous publicity for provocative stunts – such as a recent demand that Queen Elizabeth convert to Islam – which command practically no support among the Muslim community at large. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (AMA), one of Britain’s oldest Muslim communities, is now attempting to counter the negative images by launching a nationwide campaign this week that includes posters on 100 London buses and visits to three million homes across the country…Read more of this article on the The National newspaper, Abu Dhabi.