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Fiyaz Mughal has a broad range of passions and interests. In his professional and public life, he is well known for his community cohesion and anti-extremism projects. The founder of two important organisations, Faith Matters and Tell MAMA, Fiyaz Mughal has performed a critical service in the UK for which he was recognized in 2009 when he was named as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

In addition, Fiyaz Mughal is an avid history buff with a particular passion for Roman history in the UK. He enjoys visiting both historical and tourist sites within the nation.

A fan of sports, Fiyaz Mughal cheers on the English cricket and hockey teams. As a boy, Fiyaz Mughal enjoyed playing hockey until his late teenage years.

Here, you can find the answers to some frequently asked questions that may come up as you read about these topics via this blog:

What is extremism?

This term usually refers to ideas and thoughts that are outside the mainstream, usually in politics or religion. In the case of religious extremism, the term usually has negative implications and moderate has more positive implications, for example when referring to Muslim extremists. Other similar words to describe these thoughts include radicalism and fundamentalism.

What is community cohesion?

Community cohesion is a term that actually originated in the UK following the riots in England in 2001. The work of community cohesion seeks to create communities that, among other things, share a common vision and sense of belonging, value diversity, allow for equal opportunities for everyone and foster positive relationships between people of different backgrounds in workplaces, schools and neighbourhoods.

What is the Order of the British Empire?
The Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry. It is used to honour individuals for their contributions to art, science, charity and welfare organisations and public service. There are five classes including:

Knight Grand Cross
Knight Commander
Commander
Officer
Member

The order was created in 1917 by King George V, who wished to honour the service of many who worked in non-combatant roles during WWI.