Monday, 1 September 2014

' The nun who took down an Isis flag – and stands up for east London's Muslims'

The Spectator, The nun who took down an Isis flag – and stands up for east London's Muslims "Sister Christine has worked on the Will Crooks Estate in Poplar, east London, for over 40 years. She accidentally got into the news in early August when she removed the black flag of radical Islam which was flying over the entry to the estate, and the press were fascinated that a small, lone woman aged 77, would take such a risk. But if they believed Sister Christine to be a crusader against Islamism, then they got it all wrong. Sister Christine is a committed Christian of course, but if she is fighting on behalf of anyone, it is the disenfranchised, ghetto-ised Muslim youth she finds herself living alongside."

Sandhurst and the Sheikhs

Sandhurst and the Sheikhs - BBC Radio 4 
"How does training at Sandhurst Academy bolster militarised monarchies of the Arab world?"

Friday, 29 August 2014

Rotherham

opendemocracy.net, Facing up to bitter truths: Rotherham child sex exploitation cases "The scale and severity of the child sex exploitation crimes in Rotherham warrants a constructive response which is more concerned with truth than evading blame, and with empathy rather than insularity, says Tehmina Kazi"

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Trojan horse inquiry

Guardian, Trojan horse inquiry: 'A coordinated agenda to impose hardline Sunni Islam', 17 Jul 2014 "An investigation ordered by the government has found a "sustained, coordinated agenda to impose segregationist attitudes and practices of a hardline, politicised strain of Sunni Islam" on children in a number of Birmingham schools."

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Britain First ‘invades’ Crayford Mosque

Britain First ‘invades’ Crayford Mosque, protests against ‘segregated entrances’ - MEND:  "The Independent, the local paper, News Shopper and the Asian Image all report on Britain’s First’s latest ‘invasion’ of a mosque. The far right group and its “Kent battalion activists”  descended the North West Kent Muslim Association mosque in Crayford last Sunday at around 1pm."