By Fred Halliday
Worry of the terrorist possibility provoked through radical Islam has generated heated debates on multiculturalism and the mixing of Muslim migrant groups in to Britain. Yet little is understood approximately Britain’s first Muslims, the Yemenis. Yemenis all started settling in British port cities at first of the 20 th century, and afterwards turned a part of the immigrant labour strength in Britain’s business towns. Fred Halliday's ground-breaking examine, established in Yemen and Britain, presents a desirable case learn for figuring out the dynamics of immigrant cultures and the complexities of Muslim identification in Britain. Telling the tales of sailor groups in Cardiff and commercial staff in Sheffield, Halliday tracks the evolution of group businesses and the influence of British executive coverage on their improvement. He analyzes hyperlinks among the diaspora and the native land, and appears at how diverse migrant teams in Britain relate to eachother lower than the Muslim umbrella. In a desirable new advent to his vintage examine, Halliday explains the way it might help us comprehend British Islam in an age which has produced either al Qaeda and the Yemeni-born boxer Prince Naseem.
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These meetings were regularly attended by the women. Marriages were celebrated by the Sheikh according to the Moslem rite, and the women learned to prepare the dead for the funeral' ceremony. They requested the burial of women in the Moslem section of the cemetery. The attitude of the Sheikh towards women with regard to the Moslem religion was a deviation from the normal pattern to which the immigrants were accustomed. Consequently, they reacted unfavourably to this ,departure, opposing the practice of women having a room in the Zoaia for their religious meetings.
In 1952, however, he left Cardiff for the Middle East, never to return. In the last issue of ai-Salam (no. 107 of 25 May 1952) alHakimi printed an article in English thanking the British people for their kindness during his stay and declaring his intention to start producing his paper again in the Middle East. Inside was an article on the achievements of the Allawi Society under alHakimi's leadership by a Dr Mohammad Fahmi Mohammad Awadh. It began by praising al-Hakimi's work in spreading Islamic education among the communities in Cardiff, South Shields, Hull, Liverpool and elsewhere.
6 A number of shots were fired in these riots; in all fifteen people were reported to have been seriously injured, and one white man was killed. Following these riots six people were charged in court, but while only one was an Englishman, four were Arabs and the sixth a man named Elmi Herse (probably a Somali name). The four Arabs arrested were named as: Ali Abdul, twenty-four years old, charged with shooting at people; Mohamed Khaid, twentyfive, charged with shooting at a policeman; Mohomed Abouki, forty, charged with assaulting a constable; Hassan Ali, twentytwo, charged with the same.