Friday, 27 May 2016

Women are the first to pay the price of Islamophobia

European Network against Racism, Women are the first to pay the price of Islamophobia



"Muslim women experience the same inequalities as other women in
employment and in relation to verbal and physical violence, but they are
compounded by additional factors of (perceived) religion and/or
ethnicity. However, very little is done to collect comprehensive data
and tackle this intersectional form of racism. This is the conclusion of
the European Network Against Racism’s new report “Forgotten Women: the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim Women”, covering eight European countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom."

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

'Britain First announce 'direct action' against elected Muslim politicians' such as Sadiq Khan

Metro, Britain First announce 'direct action' against elected Muslim politicians such as Sadiq Khan, 24 May 2016 "Their call to action described Muslims in positions of authority as ‘occupiers’ and urged people to ‘focus on all aspects of their day-to-day lives and official functions, including where they live, work, pray and so on.’



"It appears to be a genuine document and has been widely shared online, but the group has not yet responded to Metro’s request for confirmation."

UK attitudes towards Islam 'concerning' after survey of 2,000 people

BBC, Newsbeat, UK attitudes towards Islam 'concerning' after survey of 2,000 people "Just over two thousand British adults were questioned online by ComRes for the charity Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association." Not sure how the survey was constructed...

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Gani sues Fallon

Guardian, Suliman Gani sues Michael Fallon over claim he backed Isis, 11 May 2016 "Defence secretary is facing legal action after saying, during London mayoral race, that Muslim cleric supported Islamic State."

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

'ISIS cell' prosecution in UK

Evening Standard, Isis-inspired Muslims 'plotted to behead British citizens after fatwa issued', 10 May 2016 "The alleged terror cell shared gruesome pictures of beheadings they had downloaded from the internet as well as images of the killers of Drummer Lee Rigby, the Old Bailey heard."

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Thursday, 5 May 2016

IS phone scam

BBC News, Gang jailed over pensioner phone scam, 4 May 2016 "Eight men from London have been jailed for a phone scam that defrauded UK pensioners out of more than £1m.

"Police say some of the money funded travel from the UK to Syria. There are fears some of those who travelled had links to so-called Islamic State."

IS Files: The Families UK Jihadis Left Behind

Mark White, Sky News, IS Files: The Families UK Jihadis Left Behind, 4 May 2016 "Sky News knocks on the doors of addresses in the documents and finds relatives of British recruits are confused by their leaving." Report + videos

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Imam accused of being an ‘Isis supporter’ demands apology from David Cameron

Independent, Imam accused of being an ‘Isis supporter’ demands apology from David Cameron " Imam Suliman Gani demanded 'a serious, immediate apology' from the Prime Minister"

Revealed: UK's covert propaganda bid to stop Muslims joining Isis

Guardian, Revealed: UK's covert propaganda bid to stop Muslims joining Isis, 2 May 2016 "In a sign of mounting anxiety across Whitehall over the persuasiveness of Islamic State’s online propaganda, a secretive Home Office unit has developed a discreet multimillion pound counter-messaging operation that it says privately is running at “industrial pace and scale”."

Altab Ali: The racist murder that mobilised the East End

BBC News, Altab Ali: The racist murder that mobilised the East End, 4 May 2016 "On the 4th May 1978, a young Bangladeshi textile worker was murdered in east London. It was a racially motivated killing - not unique at the time - but one that awoke a community. Now locals are dedicating a day in memory of Altab Ali." Also see Altab Ali Foundation