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  • 'Production of halal meat greatly exceeds proportion of Muslims in the UK population'

    The Independent and the Daily Telegraph both revisited the halal meat issue with articles published in their respective Saturday editions on comments by Professor Bill Reilly, ex-president of the British Veterinary Association, claiming th...
  • Daily Star indulges its favourite 'rent-a-rant'

    The evidence given by former Daily Star journalist, Richard Peppiatt, to the Leveson Inquiry appears to have had little impact on the working practices of his fellow colleagues on the Star’s news desk with the Sunday edition of the pap...
  • Rupert Murdoch, Westminster and lobbying transparency

    In his column in the Daily Telegraph today, Peter Oborne writes about the News International phone hacking scandal, the parliamentary report this week on the scandal, and the political sleaze factor. Oborne’s article raises imp...
  • Leo McKinstry on legal aid

    Leo McKinstry in the Daily Express today grinds an axe against the system of legal aid in the UK arguing that "a radical idea would be to abolish it." Concerning himself largely with the cases involving 'Muslim terror suspects' McKin...
  • BNP candidate posts racist and Islamophobic comments on Facebook

    Islamophobia Watch reports that a BNP candidate standing in the Coventry City Council local election has posted some extremely racist and Islamophobic comments on his Facebook page. His comments include the following (NB some comm...
  • ‘Why do so few Muslims vote?’

    The BBC News website today carries a feature item asking ‘Why do so few Muslims vote?’ The BBC article draws on data from a poll carried out by Ipsos MORI after the May 2010 general elections, in which 45 Muslims were represented...
  • New research finds 'gulf' between BME voters and Conservative Party

    The Sunday Telegraph published an article yesterday based on the findings of a poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft on ‘Ethnic Minority Voters and the Conservative Party’. The report, Degrees of Separation finds that there is a ...
  • Co-op Group to boycott settlements' produce

    The news agency, Agence France Presse, reports that the Co-op Group, the UK’s fifth largest supermarket retailer, is to extend its boycott of settlement produce to cover suppliers who source their goods from the illegal settlements in t...
  • Europol latest Terrorism Situation and Trends report

    Europol last week published its EU Terrorism Situation and Trends report 2012. The TE-SAT provides “facts and figures regarding terrorism in the EU, while also seeking to identify trends in the development of this phenomenon”.  ...
  • Nottingham Labour Party claim far-right could capitalise on low referendum turnout

    The Nottingham branch of the Labour Party has invited controversy by publishing a leaflet claiming the BNP and EDL could capitalise on low voter turnout in the election for a directly elected Mayor on Thursday. From the local paper...
  • Three men jailed for 2010 Kingston mosque attack

    The Surrey Comet covers news on the jailing of three men for their role in an attack on Kingston mosque in November 2010. From the local paper: “Three men who joined a hooded and masked gang to attack Kingston Mosque with sticks an...
  • Race hate crimes on the rise in North East of England

    New research from Northumbria University shows race hate crimes are on the rise in the north east of England. Research carried out by Dr Bakule Cole for the Ministry of Justice shows that Asians are often the target of race hate crime...
  • London Assembly member complains to London Elects for anti-Islam quote in booklet

    Islamophobia Watch alerts us to the booklet distributed by London Elects about the London mayoral election on May 3rd, and the anti-Islam quote from ‘Reverend’ Robert West included on the page of the BNP candidate, Carlos Cortiglia...
  • Twelve EDL supporters admit public order offences for disruption outside MEP's home

    The Lancashire Evening Post reports that twelve EDL supporters have admitted public order offences after they entered the garden of MEP Sajjad Karim’s home, causing severe disruption and frightening his family, including his eight ye...
  • Survey points to growing political disillusionment

    The Hansard Society have launched the first part of their 9th Audit of Political Engagement report, which claims to measure the ‘political pulse’ of the nation. The report aims to provides a benchmark to gauge public opinion on ...
  • Hale Islamic centre target of several vandal attacks

    Messenger Newspapers reports that an Islamic centre in Hale has been subjected to a series of apparently Islamophobic vandal attacks in the past month, prompting the installation of CCTV to deter further attacks. From the report:...
  • Proposed Islamic centre site recieves objections and is daubed with graffiti

    Local media reports that a pub which is undergoing consideration of plans to be turned into an Islamic community centre has been daubed with racist graffiti and has received hundreds of objections. From Lynn News:“Hundreds of obje...
  • EDL leader to take up leadership position in British Freedom Party

    The website, EDL News claims that Stephen Lennon, the leader of the English Defence League is to be appointed deputy leader of the British Freedom Party. The BFP is a far-right breakaway party of the British National Party. The r...
  • 'Oslo-style' attack threat on Facebook

    The Daily Mail reports on the arrest of a suspected English Defence League member who allegedly made threats on Facebook to carry out an ‘Oslo-style’ attack and bomb Asian restaurants in the South Shields area of Tyneside. F...
  • Conservative Party to target ethnic minority voters

    The Daily Mail today reports that the Conservative Party is to target ethnic minority voters in the next election, having been advised by the party’s co-chair, Baroness Warsi, that the party will not secure a majority without them. ...

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