Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Anjem Choudary

Daily Mail, Muslim group backed by hate preacher Anjem Choudary called IED 'mocks Britain’s war dead' with its name, 25 June 2013

Sunni vs Shia... in Gerrard's Cross

Cahal Milmo, Independent, Sunni vs Shia... in Gerrard's Cross: New mosque highlights growing tensions among British Muslims

'Is it safe for children to study the Koran online?'

Rahila Bano, BBC Asian Network, BBC News, Is it safe for children to study the Koran online? "More British Muslim parents are turning to online service providers for their child's Islamic education - but this has fuelled concern that members of radical groups, based abroad, could pass on extremist views to children."

Redditch Central Mosque

BBC News, Swastikas sprayed on Redditch Central Mosque walls "A mosque being built in Worcestershire has been broken into and graffiti including swastikas sprayed on to the walls and windows."

Friday, 21 June 2013

Woolwich

huffingtonpost.co.uk, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer To Speak At EDL Rally In Woolwich, Campaigners Call For UK Entry Ban "Anti-fascist campaigners have called on the home secretary to stop two far-right, anti-Islam activists from America speaking at an English Defence League rally in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered."

Shrewsbury mosque

onislam, UK Muslims Get Shrewsbury Dream Mosque, 21 Jun 2013 "Defying far-right anti-Muslim rants, Shrewsbury city council has finally approved a Muslims’ request to build their first mosque in Shropshire in the West Midlands region of England, fulfilling a ten-year far dream."

Sadiq Khan, Why Charles Moore is wrong about British Muslims

Sadiq Khan, Why Charles Moore is wrong about British Muslims, 20 Jun 2013 " British Muslims were outraged by the Woolwich attack – but it is being used to slur our entire community, writes Sadiq Khan."

Al-Arefe visit plan

huffingtonpost.co.uk, Muslim Leaders Fear Rise In Sectarian Tensions Over Saudi Preacher Mohammad Al-Arefe UK Visit "Senior Muslim leaders in Britain have expressed concerns that a controversial Saudi preacher who arrived in London this week could exacerbate sectarian tensions.

"They told HuffPost UK said they feared Mohammad Al-Arefe's presence could "negatively impact the peaceful co-existance amongst the Muslim community"."

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Muslim Flowers for Peace in Britain

onislam, Muslim Flowers for Peace in Britain, 17 June 2013 "Bringing a message of peace and love, Muslims in the south-eastern British town of Wokingham have shared flowers with their non-Muslim neighbors in an effort to counter anti-Muslim hostility in the country."

Saturday, 15 June 2013

'Sex Grooming: Muslims To Hear Hard-Hitting Sermon In British Mosques'

huffingtonpost.co.uk, Sex Grooming: Muslims To Hear Hard-Hitting Sermon In British Mosques "Thousands of Muslims will hear a hard-hitting sermon condemning sex grooming in mosques at the end of June, emphasising strict Koranic messages on respect and morality."  Also see Bradford Telegraph & Argus, Bradford Imam Alyas Karmani drafts sermon to condemn grooming  " The hard-hitting Islamic message, called a Khutba, has already been sent to 50 local Imams to be delivered during Friday prayers on June 28."

Monday, 10 June 2013

Met chief calls for calm after fire at Islamic boarding school in Chislehurst

Independent, Met chief calls for calm after fire at Islamic boarding school in Chislehurst, 9 Jun 2013 " "The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has made an impassioned plea for unity after a fire in an Islamic boarding school in south-east London three days after a fire at a community centre in Muswell Hill, north London."