Friday, 1 July 2016

Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal in Islam

Telegraph, Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal in Islam, 27 June 2016

Chakrabarti Inquiry

Keith Kahn-Harris, Guardian, CIF, This antisemitism report deserves Labour’s calm, close attention. No chance opinion piece: "It’s a measure of how intense the last week has been that the antisemitism controversy that engulfed the Labour party in the spring seems a long time ago. Thursday’s publication of Shami Chakrabarti’s inquiry into antisemitism in the party seems in some ways to be a jarring voice from the past. Inevitably though, given the civil war in the party, some will try to use the report as a tool in this conflict." A copy of the report is here. Details of the press conference here: Standard Labour MP Ruth Smeeth storms out of anti-Semitism report launch 'in tears'

Tell MAMA Report

Guardian, Incidents of anti-Muslim abuse up by 326% in 2015, says Tell MAMA, 29 June 2016 "“The statistics paint a profoundly bleak picture of the explosion of anti-Muslim hate both online and on our streets, with visible Muslim women being disproportionately targeted by cowardly hatemongers,” said Shahid Malik, chair of Tell MAMA." Also see the Report, which is here [pdf] Also follow Tell MAMA on Twitter

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Halal butchers firebombed with Molotov cocktail

Independent, Halal butchers firebombed with Molotov cocktail, 28 June 2016 "Kashmir Meat & Poultry in Wednesbury Road, Walsall, West Midlands, was left badly damaged after the man threw a lit bottle of "accelerant" at a staff member around 5.25pm on Monday."