Friday, 29 July 2016

Birmingham 'street preacher' case (ongoing)

MailOnline, Islamic street preacher, 31, arrested after screaming abuse at officer "An Islamic street preacher has been arrested and charged after allegedly screaming abuse at a woman for wearing 'tight jeans' and shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in a police officer's face."

Amina al-Jeffery case (ongoing)

Press Association/Guardian, Man who 'imprisoned' daughter loses legal bid to restrict media, 29 Jul 2016 "Amina al-Jeffery – who grew up in Swansea and has dual British and Saudi nationality – said her father, Mohammed, locked her up because she “kissed a guy”."

Friday, 1 July 2016

Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal in Islam

Telegraph, Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal in Islam, 27 June 2016

Chakrabarti Inquiry

Keith Kahn-Harris, Guardian, CIF, This antisemitism report deserves Labour’s calm, close attention. No chance opinion piece: "It’s a measure of how intense the last week has been that the antisemitism controversy that engulfed the Labour party in the spring seems a long time ago. Thursday’s publication of Shami Chakrabarti’s inquiry into antisemitism in the party seems in some ways to be a jarring voice from the past. Inevitably though, given the civil war in the party, some will try to use the report as a tool in this conflict." A copy of the report is here. Details of the press conference here: Standard Labour MP Ruth Smeeth storms out of anti-Semitism report launch 'in tears'

Tell MAMA Report

Guardian, Incidents of anti-Muslim abuse up by 326% in 2015, says Tell MAMA, 29 June 2016 "“The statistics paint a profoundly bleak picture of the explosion of anti-Muslim hate both online and on our streets, with visible Muslim women being disproportionately targeted by cowardly hatemongers,” said Shahid Malik, chair of Tell MAMA." Also see the Report, which is here [pdf] Also follow Tell MAMA on Twitter