British Muslims for Secular Democracy is a charity dedicated to supporting secularism in the United Kingdom, founded by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. The groups believe that Muslims in the UK views are not fully covered and that their image is distorted. The organisation says it aims to:
- Challenge those who have a vested interest in promoting the 'clash of civilizations' narrative. These include some Muslim leaders and prominent white commentators they say.
- Highlight the rights of Muslims who are marginalised because of their inability to cope with or succeed within the system.
- Encourage British Muslim men and women to recognise the contributions they have made to Britain
- Examine the role of the political parties that pander to "community leaders"
- Enable Muslims to become more aware of their autonomous rights and question Muslim leaders who set themselves up as 'representatives' or ‘experts’.
- Work with other global progressive Muslims opposing Saudi influenced Salafism and its offshoots.
- Challenge the ill-informed and politicised nature of the state's intervention with the organisation of religious life in this country and the influence faith based groups now have on public policies.
- Object to government policies that curtail civil liberties using the prevailing sense of fear of terrorism
- Work with young Muslims and try to win over their hearts and minds, so they espouse the quiet and compassionate Islam practised by Muslims through generations
1. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Chair)
2. Dr Shaaz Mahboob  (Vice Chair)
3. Nasreen Rehman (Vice Chair)
4. Reem Maghribi
5. Imran Ahmed
6. Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui
7. Dr Tar Hargey
8. Andy Gregg
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- CNS News
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