A woman holds a sign reading "Leave our Muslim Neighbours Alone", as she stands near the scene in Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehicle was driven into pedestrians, on June 19, 2017. AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS
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LONDON: From a jaded TV chat show host to a Mideastern actress who longs to be cast as a ghostbuster, not endless jihadi brides, the stories in Sabrina Mahfouz's anthology of British Muslim women all do one thing: challenge stereotypes. Mahfouz, a poet and playwright, brought together 22 women, with roots ranging from Pakistan to Palestine, to lift the lid on their minds and lives, which are often invisible in Britain.More than 3 percent of Britain's 65 million population are Muslim, with the highest proportion living in London, government data shows.While most British Muslims were born overseas, the majority identify as British, according to the Muslim Council of Britain, the country's largest umbrella Islamic group.
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