Fiyaz Mughal

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Fiyaz Mughal is the Founder and former Director of Faith Matters, which works on countering extremism, community integration and monitoring hate crime. He is also the Founder of the national Islamophobia Monitoring Group, Tell MAMA, and was it's Director from 2011-2016.


{{#ev:youtube| Mughal (of Tell MAMA) attacks Cage and MEND at Home Affairs Committee hearing}}

Fiyaz Mughal is a former politician who has been actively involved in counter-extremism initiatives since 2005. He was appointed to the Working Group for Communities that was linked to the Extremism Task Force Group set up by Tony Blair following the 7/7 bombings in 2005.

Mughal was previously an elected Councillor in Oxford (2002-2004) and Haringey (2006-2010) and Deputy President (2007-2008) of the Liberal Democrats political party in the UK. He campaigned to be the 2008 Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor but lost to Brian Paddick.[1] It is worth noting that Tell MAMA, a project founded by Mughal, commenced in 2012, when the Liberal Democrats were in government. It received substantial government support with £214,000 worth of funding announced by then Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg on 8 November 2012.[2] Mughal is no longer active in any party.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He was awarded an OBE in 2009 in recognition of his services to the voluntary sector.[3]

He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the annual No2H8 Crime Awards.[4]

He has been a vocal critic of some Muslim grassroots organisations. At a Home Affairs Committee meeting on Tuesday 13 December 2016 he attacked both CAGE and MEND, accusing them of attacking Tell MAMA because they perceived the organisation to be “Jew friendly”. The full committee hearing can be viewed here.


  • 1977 - 1983, Cavina School, Primary.
  • 1992 - 1995, University College London, BSc Neuroscience.
  • 1998 - 2000, London Metropolitan University, MA Education.
  • 2002 - 2004, London Metropolitan University, MBA Business.[5]





  • Fiyaz Mughal and Aliyah Saleem, Leaving Faith Behind: The journeys and perspectives of people who have chosen to leave Islam, Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd (27 Mar. 2018).
  • Fiyaz Mughal and Sarah Markiewicz. Foreword by H.E. Mr Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser Mike Hardy (Editor), Muslim Identity in a Turbulent Age: Islamic Extremism and Western Islamophobia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (19 Jan. 2017).




  1. James Watson, Paddick is Lib Dems' London Mayor hopeful, The Independent, 13 November 2007.
  2. Deputy Prime Minister extends funding to tackle hate crime against Muslims, Deputy Prime Minister's Office, 8 November 2012.
  3. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Oxford Research Group. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  4. About Us, No2H8 Crime Awards. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Fiyaz Mughal LinkedIn Profile, LinkedIn. Retrieved from copy of 13 May 2020 on 13 May 2020.
  6. CONTEXTUALISING ISLAM IN BRITAIN Project Leader Professor Yasir Suleiman Director, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, Cambridge UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE in Association with the UNIVERSITIES OF EXEtER AND WESTMINSTER January 2012.