24 May 2012
UK Muslims are increasingly becoming involved in the political system, which bears its fruit as Muslim figures assume office. In the recent local election, Abdul Razak Osman, an Indian-origin Muslim was elected as the first Muslim Mayor of the city of Leicester.
The reaction to the event from outside of the Muslim community was mixed and mostly sceptical. The article by Soeren Kern reflects the concerns of those skeptical vis a vis Muslims’ successes in politics.