Press Releases

Making sure the voice of Muslim students is heard on the issues that matter the most is a key role for FOSIS. Our press releases are key messages on the important issues of the day. For any media enquiries or more information, please email

10th October 2018

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

Last Friday, an earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia, killing over 1,600 people. Nearly 1,000 people are feared buried in mud, and at least 70,000 people have been left homeless. The figures could be even higher. An on-site reporter says that rescuers don’t even know where to start digging. “They fear half of the population here […]

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12th September 2018

‘Re/presenting Islam on Campus’ Study Findings

FOSIS responds to the finds of a study conducted by SOAS Professor Alison Scott-Baumann, Professor of Society & Belief, entitled ‘Re/presenting Islam on Campus’. Whilst the study is still ongoing, findings include Muslim students not feeling supported, feeling that they are being watched and that they are objects of suspicion. We at FOSIS are not […]

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26th August 2018

Tariq Ramadan

We are deeply concerned by Tariq Ramadan’s solitary confinement and lack of medical access in prison and his abuse by the French authorities. The presumption of innocence is strikingly absent in the case of Tariq Ramadan. This is not how the legal systems in states which respect the rule of law are meant to operate. […]

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21st August 2018

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak from the FOSIS team. May Allah SWT shower His blessings on all of us on this day, accept our good efforts and forgive us for our shortcomings. Let us use this blessed day to remember the favours of Allah upon us, and to come together, bring joy to others and celebrate His mercy.

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19th July 2018

Team FOSIS Recruitment

FOSIS are now recruiting to become part of Team FOSIS, with opportunities to help out in a wide range of teams and activities and gain the chance to develop your skills and build your network. There’s certainly a position for everyone on Team FOSIS who want to get involved and help the student community. For […]

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16th July 2018

New National Executive Committee Elected

The Federation of Student Islamic Societies hosted its 55th Annual Conference at Manchester University where it elected its new leadership for 2018/19. Muslim student delegates came from across the UK & Eire to elect its new National Executive Committee (NEC) and have re-elected Mohamed Fadil to be its president. Additionally elected at the conference were […]

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3rd November 2017

Islamaphobia Awareness Month (IAM)

November is Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM as it is commonly known).

It is a dedicated to raising awareness about Islamophobia and the methods by which we as a society can work together to eradicate it.

Since IAM’s founding in 2012, FOSIS (Federation of Student Islamic Societies) has supported the initiative and is proud to be doing the same this year.

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18th September 2017

Ibrahim Halawa

FOSIS welcomes the acquittal of Irish student, Ibrahim Halawa, who was imprisoned for four years without trial in Egypt.

Ibrahim is a 21 year old Irish student who was detained in August 2013 at the age of 17 during a peaceful demonstration. Like many others across the region, he was subjected to torture throughout his detention, and denied access to medical care.

After his trial was adjourned 25 times, Ibrahim was acquitted of all charges on Monday, and is expected to be freed in the coming days.

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16th July 2017

New Committee Elected

The Federation of Student Islamic Societies hosted its 54th Annual Conference at Leicester University where it elected its new leadership for 2017/18.

Muslim student delegates came from across the UK & Eire to elect its new National Executive Committee (NEC) and have voted Mohammed Rajab Fadiel to be its new president.

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11th July 2017

Remembering Srebrenica

On this day, we are recognising the 22nd anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, during which thousands of men and boys were systematically murdered, simply because they were Muslim.

It is vital to commemorate Srebrenica to take a stand against hatred and discrimination that targets groups based on their religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or any type of difference.

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