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 head.media@fosis.org.uk

22nd January 2019

Independent Review of The Prevent Policy

We at FOSIS are encouraged to hear that there will be an independent review of the government’s Prevent duty. However, we are also very cautious of the announcement made by the security minister, Ben Wallace, as we continue to fight for the complete abolition of Prevent as a failed strategy as part of the government’s […]

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21st January 2019

HJS’ Extreme Speakers Report

We at FOSIS completely reject the findings of the Henry Jackson Society and Student Rights 17/18 report on extremist speakers on UK campuses. Not only is the report littered with inaccuracies and a lack of context for quotes given by speakers, both organisations have a history of sensationalised reporting. It has been proven time and […]

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22nd November 2018

Commission for Countering Extremism

We at FOSIS are deeply concerned by the Commission for Countering Extremism’s call for evidence. The Commission has a poor track record in engaging with Muslim communities and has not even defined terms like extremism. We are concerned that those who may well be critical of the Commission’s approach would not feature in the approach […]

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14th November 2018

ASF

The Alternative Student Finance (ASF) is a new student finance product compatible with Islamic finance and would be available to all students, regardless of faith. With ASF, the extra money students pay back will be an agreed contribution to support the fund. This contribution will be paid into the Takkaful fund, used only to fund […]

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1st November 2018

FOSIS Winter Conference 2018

We are very proud to present you the FOSIS Winter Conference 2018 ‘The Healer of Hearts’. Be prepared for a weekend full of inspirational talks, engaging workshops, networking with Muslims around the UK and Ireland and exhibitions by our very own Islamic Societies! Early bird tickets on sale here! Get yours before they run out!! […]

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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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5th October 2018

The UK’s Counterterrorism Guidance

Akiqul Hoque, the current FOSIS Vice President of Student Affairs wrote a piece for the Times Higher Education on the problematic counterterrorism guidance being implemented nationwide. The VP writes: Students in higher and further education face an uncertain future. From political anxieties about Brexit to the marketisation of the sector and rising living costs, students […]

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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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