I was not brought up with any faith but because of my Islamic name, have been subject to stereotyping. Of late, I\'ve felt increasingly worried about the polarisation of society.

The change in my home city of Birmingham in terms of people choosing to become more \'religious\' has led me to consider moving out of the city. Frankly, I\'m dismayed by how things are moving; in particular in terms of women, many of whom seem brainwashed and can\'t seem to see their own oppression.

I personally know very little about the Islamic faith or culture and I\'d like to inhabit a space where this is acceptable for a person of Pakistani origin.