Thursday, 18 September 2014

Islamic State and Rotherham abuse 'fuelling far right'

BBC News - Islamic State and Rotherham abuse 'fuelling far right': "Islamic State extremism and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a far-right backlash in the UK, one of the Home Office's most senior advisers on right-wing extremism has said."

Somalis in Leicester

Somalis in Leicester | Open Society Foundations (OSF):  "Somalis in Leicester explores the views and experiences of Somali communities living in Leicester, focusing on five areas of local policy—employment, education, health, political participation, and policing—as well as broader themes of belonging and identity."


Friday, 12 September 2014

New and noted: Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas

Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas (Hardback), Edited by Sean McLoughlin, William Gould, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Emma Tomalin - Routledge, 2014



Looks interesting (rather expensive in Hardback)

Muslim students will be offered Sharia-friendly student loans

Muslim students will be offered Sharia-friendly student loans by government | Mail Online:

"Muslim students are to be offered Sharia-compliant interest free loans by the government in an attempt to get more Islamic pupils to go to university."

New and noted: Loyal Enemies: British Converts to Islam, 1850-1950



"Loyal Enemies uncovers the history of the earliest British converts to Islam who lived their lives freely as Muslims on British soil, from the 1850s to the 1950s. Drawing on original archival research, it reveals that people from across the range of social classes defied convention by choosing Islam in this period." Haven't seen this yet.


Jamie Gilham, Loyal Enemies: British Converts to Islam, 1850-1950 (Hurst & Co):