Follow Me, Akhi
The Online World of British Muslims
A rich exploration of the unexpected online worlds of British Muslims.
What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today? If the media is anything to go by, it has something to do with mosques, community leaders, whether you wear a veil, and your views on religious extremists. But as all our lives become increasingly entwined with our online presence, British Islam has evolved into a multidimensional cultural identity that goes well beyond the confines of the mosque.
Entering a world of memes and influencers, Muslim dating apps, and alt-right Islamophobes, Hussein Kesvani reveals how a new generation of young Muslims who have grown up with the internet are using social media to determine their religious identity on their own terms—something that could change the course of ‘British Islam’ forever.
Hussein Kesvani is a journalist, editor and producer based in London. He is the Europe editor of MEL magazine, and has written for BuzzFeed, Vice, The Guardian, the New Statesman and The Spectator, among others.