Monday, 29 April 2013

Panorama: Secrets of Britain's Sharia Councils

BBC One - Panorama: Secrets of Britain's Sharia Councils "Panorama goes undercover to investigate what is really happening in Britain's Sharia Councils - Islamic religious courts. Some women reveal they have suffered domestic violence ignored by these councils as campaigners say it is time to tackle the parallel legal system which can run counter to British law."

Muslims in Wales

iPlayer - BBC Wales - The Wales Report 28/04/13 has a segment (25'00") on issue concerning Muslims in Wales

Friday, 19 April 2013

'Anglo-imamania'

Economist, Anglo-imamania "... Nobody knows exactly how many imams there are in Britain, let alone what languages they speak. But Muslim leaders such as Ibrahim Mogra, a Leicester imam and senior member of the Muslim Council of Britain, say that the number of English-speakers is growing. And fewer preachers are coming from abroad, he reckons."

Muslim Council attacks Gove's proposed history curriculum

Guardian, Muslim Council attacks Gove's proposed history curriculum "Muslim Council of Britain attacks new plans for teaching history in British schools, for omitting reference to Islam's trade, cultural and military achievements."

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Luton plotters - trial

huffingtonpost.co.uk, Luton 'Terror Plotters' Planned Sending Toy Car Bomb Into Territorial Army Centre, 15 Apr 2013 "Luton terror plotters discussed sending a toy car carrying a bomb under the gates of a Territorial Army centre, based upon instructions in an al Qaida manual entitled "make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom, Woolwich Crown Court has been told."

Monday, 8 April 2013

'Secrets of Britain's Sharia Councils'

BBC One - Panorama, Secrets of Britain's Sharia Councils "Panorama goes undercover to investigate what is really happening in Britain's Sharia Councils - Islamic religious courts. Some women reveal they have suffered domestic violence ignored by these councils as campaigners say it is time to tackle the parallel legal system which can run counter to British law." This is now 'forthcoming', having been rescheduled because of Baroness Thatcher's death

Modern, Rebellious, and Pleasing in the Sight of God

Modern, Rebellious, and Pleasing in the Sight of God - Qantara.de "Melih Kesmen designs Islamic fashion, which has brought him a great deal of international success. Laura Overmeyer relates how Kesmen, a German Muslim, developed his spontaneous idea into a successful concept and how fashion can be used to promote interreligious dialogue."

Muslim Council vows action to stop children being groomed for sex

BBC News - Muslim Council vows action to stop children being groomed for sex "Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra of the council said people were sometimes reluctant to speak out - but they have a "religious duty" to do so."

Muslim Families’ Experiences of the Education System

Muslim Families’ Experiences of the Education System in... - Eventbrite
Muslim Families’ Experiences of the Education System in England and Scotland: What are the key messages of the research for policy and practice?, CREID - University of Edinburgh, Monday, 13 May 2013

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

'The Urban Kube'

Tasnim Nazeer, huffingtonpost.co.uk, Innovative Community Radio 'The Urban Kube' Showcases the Best of Muslim Talent "The Urban Kube, a show aired on Luton based community radio station, Inspire FM, has played host to a range of renowned and emerging talented Muslims and presents a refreshing view of the contribution Muslims are making to British society and across the globe."