Monday, 25 September 2017

55% of Brits support racial profiling of Muslims: Arab News/YouGov poll, 55% of Brits support racial profiling of Muslims: Arab News/YouGov poll " The poll found that 53 percent of respondents believe the UK should recognize Palestine as a state. Most Brits are dissatisfied with UK foreign policy on the Arab world, with 57 percent saying it has been largely ineffective in upholding human rights and promoting global security. More than half of those polled support Britain’s current military intervention against Daesh, while eight in 10 Brits believe going to war in Iraq in 2003 was wrong."

Stabbing of surgeon at Manchester mosque treated as hate crime

Guardian, Stabbing of surgeon at Manchester mosque treated as hate crime "Dr Nasser Kurdy suffers stab wound in neck while arriving for evening prayers at Altrincham mosque."

Thursday, 21 September 2017


Guardian, Slough man jailed for spreading Isis propaganda "Hussain ran two YouTube channels that he used to broadcast extremist material and used WhatsApp and the encrypted messaging app Telegram to send “disturbing” documents advising people to “kill the kuffar [disbelievers] in their own country”."

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Community Reporting Thresholds

CREST, Community Reporting Thresholds "This is the full report on Community Reporting Thresholds, produced by CREST. It looks at the reporting of potential violent extremism and terrorism, focusing on identifying triggers, thresholds and barriers which may stop someone from reporting." Available as a pdf, with more information here.

Parsons Green attack

Independent, Parsons Green attack: No evidence Isis is systematically using refugees for terror plots, research finds, 19 Sep 2017

Roles & Responsibilities of a 21st Century Alimah

Roles & Responsibilities of a 21st Century Alimah – Alimahs Online ""Traditionally, the role of the Alimah has never been one of formal employment within Mosques and Islamic Centres, but given the growth of the Muslim population here in the UK and the increasing number of Muslim women and girls pursuing formal religious education coupled with the increasing social pressures and socially ‘taboo’ issues affecting young Muslim girls, the role of the Alimah has become crucial and one that needs to be formally recognised and rewarded."

Friday, 15 September 2017


Daily Mail, British Muslim convert was radicalised by ISIS videos online "Jurors were told Watson's encrypted chats with undercover agents 'reveal the extent of his hatred for Western society and his avowed intent to take part in terrorist activity'.
"On his phone, police found books including 'The Path to the Land of Battle' by an Al Qaeda figure, '39 Ways to Participate and Serve in Jihad', and copies of the IS magazine Dabiq."

Friday, 8 September 2017

Lammy Review, Lammy review: final report, 8 September 2017 "An independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system." Links to PDFs of the report, and Mr Lammy's letter to the PM.