On Sunday, an American terrorism commentator, Steven Emerson, described Birmingham as a "muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go" during an interview with Fox News.
In response to these comments, Shabana Mahmood MP wrote the blog post below which first appeared on the Huffington Post website.
'It's not every day you wake up to the voice on the radio of your neighbouring MP and friend, a German-born immigrant from Catholic Bavaria, confirming... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP and Tariq Jahan will today meet Government Home Office Minister Mike Penning to demand a public inquiry into the deaths in 2011 of Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir.
The young men were killed whilst defending local businesses from looters during the 2011 riots.
8 men were later charged but no convictions were obtained during a controversial court case in which a police officer was accused by the judge of lying under oath.
The subsequent investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission also failed to get to the bottom of what... Read more...
Yesterday, alongside apprentices from the new 'Gateway to the City' initiative, Shabana Mahmood MP opened trading at the London Stock Exchange.
The 'Gateway to the City' intiative is a partnership between the London Stock Exchange Group and London-based charity, City Gateway. The new scheme helps young people, aged 16-24 years old, take part in apprenticeships in the financial services industry.
Shabana Mahmood MP said, "I am very encouraged to see the financial services industry providing new and exciting apprenticeship opportunities for young people. The Gateway to the... Read more...
On Wednesday 15th October Breast Cancer Care met with Shabana Mahmood MP at Parliament, after a survey by the charity revealed that the majority (90%) of secondary breast cancer patients are experiencing physical pain, many almost daily.
As part of Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day (October 13th), Shabana Mahmood MP attended the event - hosted by Steve Brine MP, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer - to meet with women who have been diagnosed with the disease, and highlight the charity’s campaign and petition. Alarmingly the survey findings reveal that... Read more...
In response to today's inflation figures, Shabana Mahmood MP said:
"Plummeting global oil prices are the reason why the rate of inflation is falling here in Britain. But wages continue to be sluggish and the squeeze on living standards since 2010 means working people are £1600 a year worse off under this government.
And falling energy costs are still not being fully passed on to consumers. That's why Labour will being in new powers for the regulators to cut bills and force energy firms to pass on savings to consumers. We'll put our plan to a vote in Parliament tomorrow... Read more...
Today Shabana Mahmood MP spoke in the Committee Stage and Third Reading of the Stamp Duty Land Tax Bill 2014-15. The reforms to Stamp Duty, announced in this year's Autumn Statement and taking immediate effect, mean that stamp duty will no longer be charged at a single rate on the whole purchase price of a property. Instead, stamp duty will be charged at different rates depending on the portion of the property value that falls within the new bands.
While supporting the measure, Shabana... Read more...