Friday, 17 May 2013
Economist, Changing my religion "Proselytising has little do with it. A handful of Muslim groups hand out tracts in the street. But most are more concerned with issuing press releases condemning extremism than wooing converts, says Leon Moosavi, an expert on Islamic conversions at Liverpool University."
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Asian Echo, Pakistani girls take lead to marrying each other in Leeds, 14 May 2013 "Speaking to Geo News after the news was aired, British Pakistani religious scholars from various Muslims denominations objected and said that Islam, like other religions, only recognises marriage and partnership between a man and woman and all other forms of union are not recognised in the religion. They however said that this country allows people choices they make about their life and that’s understandable."
The Oxford child sex abuse verdict highlights a cultural problem, but not a specifically Muslim one - Commentators - Voices - The Independent, Paul Vallely This contains a comprehensive round-up of issues and perspectives.
Demonizing UK Muslim Students - Europe - News - OnIslam.net "Allegations by a campus watchdog accusing Muslim students of gender segregation and extremism are inviting a storm of fury as a new attempt to demonizing the Muslim community and creating the fear that Islam is not compatible with western society."
Friday, 3 May 2013
onislam.net, Elderly UK Muslim Killed In Racist Attack "The brutal murder of an elderly Muslim granddad has shocked Birmingham after detectives investigating the incident said they believe he may have been targeted in a racist attack."
huffingtonpost.co.uk, Cambridge Lecturer Defends Himself For Comparing Homosexuality To Arson "A Cambridge University spokesman said: "Mr Winter has apologised for these remarks, recorded nearly 20 years ago, and has emphasised that he no longer holds these views."" Ongoing controversy, with internet element.