Muslims and Tech was created to help individuals navigate their career in the tech world. A place to share advice, collaborate and venture on new ideas. The mission is to become the most inclusive Muslims and Tech community in the world.
Yasar Ahmad founder of MAT and currently Global Vice President of Ecommerce Food Company HelloFresh said;
“Struggles of Muslims and the social mobility of young Muslims is at an all-time high. Discrimination and unconscious biases in the workplace are effecting Muslims breaking through into professional careers.”
"A core pillar of our community is “Safe Space” to discuss common challenges without feeling judged. The growth of the community in such a short space, shows the desire for something like this to exist. Mentoring young Muslims, supporting them with finding jobs and general career advice is something that will help shape the community for the better."
The Coronavirus crisis has sparked online hate speech targeted at Muslims and an influx of Islamophobic fake news on social media sites, new research has found.
The study carried out by Imran Awan, Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University and Roxana Khan-Williams, found that Islamophobic online ‘Cyber Hubs’ were being formed which linked Muslims to the spread of COVID-19, spread anti-Muslim memes and shared fake news stories.
Stories like this are becoming more common and young Muslims are being affected not only in public but also in the workplace. The dangerous stereotypes these forms need to be challenged. The Muslims and Tech community is supporting individuals in these day-to-day challenges.
Yasar says that the aim is for the group to hit 10,000 members by the end of the year and gain sponsorship from larger organisations to run more events and scholarships to support the community further.