Friday, 30 October 2015

"This Map Shows How Large Europe’s Refugee Crisis Really Is"

takepart.com, This Map Shows How Large Europe’s Refugee Crisis Really Is

Racist Guards and the Myth of Radicalisation

Maya Oppenheim, Vice, Racist Guards and the Myth of Radicalisation: What It's Like Being a Muslim in British Prison  "In case you weren't aware, the number of Muslim prisoners has more than doubled in a decade. To put this into context, one in seven prisoners in the UK is Muslim, whereas just one in 20 of the general population is Muslim. As you'd expect, this increase has led to an onslaught of Daily Mail headlines citing prisons as self-styled hotbeds of radicalism."

Thursday, 29 October 2015

The evolution of TV for British Asians, according to Citizen Khan

The evolution of TV for British Asians, according to Citizen Khan - BBC News

Abbey Mills Mosque planning rejected

Guardian, Plans for 9,000-capacity mosque in east London rejected, 29 Oct 2015 "The Department for Communities and Local Government dismissed appeals against the refusal of planning permission for the mosque in Newham, which goes by various names, including the Riverine Centre, the Abbey Mills Mosque, London Markaz and Masjid-e-Ilyas." This was the subject to series o sustained online campaigns (on all sides)

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

IS Charges

huffingtonpost.co.uk, Teen Charged With Trying To Join IS 'Watched Beheading Of British Aid Worker Online' "Ednane Mahmood searched for "British man beheaded" on his laptop before downloading a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, alongside fellow captive Alan Henning, kneeling on the ground, Manchester Crown Court was told."

Friday, 23 October 2015

'Islamic assemblies' held at 'Trojan Horse' school 'without consultation'

BBC News,'Islamic assemblies' held at 'Trojan Horse' school 'without consultation' "Islamic assemblies were held without consultation at a Birmingham school involved in the "Trojan Horse" affair, a misconduct panel has heard.



"Razwan Faraz, former deputy head teacher at Nansen Primary, also, on one occasion, had girls sitting at the back and boys at the front, it was claimed."

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Father with pram launches racist attack on elderly Turkish man on London bus

Independent, Father with pram launches racist attack on elderly Turkish man on London bus "Police and transport officials are investigating reports of an Islamophobic attack on a London bus after a video emerged appearing to show a father with a pram verbally assaulting an elderly Turkish man."

Simone Joseph admits viral racist bus rant

BBC News, Simone Joseph admits viral racist bus rant, 19 Oct 2015 "A woman has admitted screaming racial abuse at a pregnant Muslim woman after footage was posted online."

Monday, 19 October 2015

'Counter-extremism'

BBC News, Counter-extremism: May targets 'all those who spread hate'  "The home secretary has vowed to "systematically confront and challenge extremist ideology" as she detailed new curbs on those who "spread hate"."


Guardian, Government launches hunt for extremists across public sector "A major drive is to be launched against “entryist” infiltration of the public sector, charities and businesses by Islamist and other extremists as a key part of the government’s new counter-extremist strategy."  Muslim Council of Britain, ‘One Nation Counter-Extremism Strategy’ Risks Further Undermining Fight Against Terrorism , 19 Oct 2015

Faith, hope and Call of Duty: 21st century spirituality

referred to in BBC News, Faith, hope and Call of Duty: 21st century spirituality "From the young Muslim YouTubers teaching fashion and beauty to women who must remain modest, to the art of mindful computer gaming and the Jewish students using Google Translate to learn Hebrew - lots of young people are looking online for ways to embrace both their religion and their interests."

Britain First Anti-Mosque Demonstrators Told To Calm Down With Very British Sign

huffingtonpost.co.uk, Britain First Anti-Mosque Demonstrators Told To Calm Down With Very British Sign, 17 Oct 2015

Thursday, 8 October 2015

"What It’s Like to Grow Up as a Closeted Gay Extremist Muslim in East London

Sohail Ahmed, as told to Thomas Hornall, Vice, What It’s Like to Grow Up as a Closeted Gay Extremist Muslim in East London, 8 Oct 2015, "Sohail Ahmed, 23, was raised in a hardline Islamist household in London's East End. He was taught to despise his country of birth, all of Western culture and everyone who wasn't Muslim. Conversely, he was always gay and, at heart, a humanist, struggling for years with the intractable problem of holding the chauvinistic views of radical Islam, which were directly opposed to his nature."

Aberdeen

pressandjournal.co.uk, Aberdeen terrorism accused ‘hates’ those who have ‘hijacked Islam’ "The 29-year-old denies the charges, and told a jury during his evidence that he had downloaded the Al Qaeda propaganda found on his computer for research purposes so he could counter the terrorists’ arguments."

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Derby

Derby Telegraph, Derby women lead way in push to tackle Islamic terrorism "Tazim Fayaz, one of the founders of Tackling Terrorism through Women, said she had been inspired by mums coming to her with fears about their children spending excessive time in their bedrooms on the internet."