Monday, 15 July 2019

"Boris Johnson claimed Islam put Muslim world 'centuries behind'"

Guardian, Boris Johnson claimed Islam put Muslim world 'centuries behind' "Boris Johnson has been strongly criticised for arguing Islam has caused the Muslim world to be “literally centuries behind” the west, in an essay unearthed by the Guardian."

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Schoolboy Payout

Mail Online, Schoolboy, 11, wins £3,500 payout after teachers at east London school wrongly accused him of wearing T-shirt supporting ISIS into class "The unnamed boy turned up at a school in Tower Hamlets, east London, when he was eight years of age wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan: 'I want to be like Abu Bakr al-Siddique'.
"Abu Bakr al-Siddique is a prominent figure in Islam born in the year 583 who would later become the father-in-law of the prophet Muhammad, who married his daughter."

Monday, 8 July 2019

Shreds: Murder in the dock

BBC Sounds, Shreds: Murder in the dock "A young woman is murdered in a frenzied knife attack. Outside, a man is crying and covered in blood. What happens next almost defies belief. Yes, this really did happen…"

7-7 anniversary

Daily Mail, Sadiq Khan lays flowers at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park to mark the 14th anniversary of the atrocity that killed 52 as worst-injured survivor says the public has forgotten the attack "One of the survivors, Dan Biddle, who lost both his legs, his spleen and an eye when a bomb went off on a tube at Edgware Road, has said many members of the public have never heard of the attacks."

Nadiya interview

Times, Nadiya Hussain: from bullying and anxiety to Bake Off and Time to Eat "When she was 11, bullies dunked her head in the toilet, tore out her hair and slammed her fingers in doors. Her assailants? Asian boys who targeted her because her skin wasn’t pale enough. The Bake Off star tells Andrew Billen about the devastating fallout." The excellent Nadiya Hussain profiled here.

Monday, 1 July 2019