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  • Attack on Belgium mosque

    Cihan news agency reports on an attack on a mosque in Belgium, the second such incident in less than a year. From the news agency report: ...
  • C4: 'Proud and Prejudiced'

    Channel 4 is to broadcast a programme featuring two of the most controversial figures to emerge in recent years. 'Proud and Prejudiced' will feature Tommy Robinson, leader of the English Defence League, and Sayful Islam, the man behind the protest agains...
  • Greater Manchester Police consider EDL march ban

    The BBC reports that Greater Manchester Police are considering applying for a ban to prevent the English Defence League from demonstrating in the city this Saturday. From the BBC: ...
  • Marine Le Pen makes halal meat election issue

    As French presidential candidates get their campaigns underway for the first round of elections on April 22nd, French National Front (FN) leader, Marine le Pen, reverts to anti-Muslim type with claims that "All the abattoirs in the Paris region sell halal...
  • Religion and Equality under the law

    The Daily Telegraph front page today features excerpts from a presentation given by the Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, at the first Westminster Faith Debate last week on ‘Religious Identity in “Superdiverse” So...
  • Reflections on Baroness Warsi's speech on 'militant secularization'

    There was continuing coverage in the papers on Wednesday on Baroness Warsi’s visit to the Holy See as head of a British delegation comprising of seven government ministers. Her speech in full can be read here. ...
  • Islamophobia in Ireland

    The Irish Examiner reports on new research to be presented on Saturday at University College Cork on “Measuring Islamophobia” in Ireland (accessible here via Scribd). From the Irish Examiner:  “Ireland’s failure to gather statistics on hate cri...
  • 'Militant secularisation' and religious freedom in the UK

    There’s some media coverage today (Daily Telegraph, Guardian, BBC) on the delegation of ministers led by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, co-chairman of the Conservative Party, to the Vatican. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, Lady Warsi sets out the purpo...
  • 'Militant secularisation' and religious freedom in the UK

    There's some media coverage today (Daily Telegraph, Guardian, BBC) on the delegation of ministers led by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, co-chairman of the Conservative Party, to the Vatican. In an article for the Daily Telegraph, Lady Warsi sets out the purpose...
  • Religious nurture of young Muslims in the UK

    The BBC reports on the findings of a research study conducted by Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences and Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK on religious nurture in Muslim families. From the BBC: “Researchers found 77% of adult Muslim...
  • More on 'The Roots of Violent Radicalisation'

    The Daily Telegraph on Friday published an article concerning the testimony of Charles Farr, Director General of the Office for Security and Counter-terrorism (OSCT), to the Home Affairs select committee as part of its hearings on the inquiry into ‘The ...
  • Selective censorship

    MP for Rotherham, Denis MacShane, reviewed Nick Cohen’s new book, ‘You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom’ in The Observer yesterday. MacShane lauds Cohen’s argument in favour of the need to “assert the Enlightenment values o...
  • Leo McKinstry on 'Muslim separatism'

    Leo McKinstry pushes his anti-Muslim bigotry, common to his columns in the Daily Express, onto the pages of the Daily Mail today. In an article eulogising the recent demise of Bradford headmaster Ray Honeyford, 'A prophet sacrificed to appease the mob,' ...
  • Leo McKinstry on 'Muslim separatism'

    Leo McKinstry pushes his anti-Muslim bigotry, common to his columns in the Daily Express, onto the pages of the Daily Mail today. In an article eulogising the recent demise of Bradford headmaster Ray Honeyford, ‘A prophet sacrificed to appease the mob,...
  • Police to investigate another racist rant on public transport

    The Evening Standard this week reported that police are investigating another racist rant on a tube train after a woman subjected Asian passengers on the Central Line to a “seven-minute expletive-ridden rant”   ...
  • Abu Qatada and the rule of law

    There has been significant coverage in the press last couple of days on the decision by the British judiciary to grant ‘control order’ bail to Abu Qatada, a Jordanian who has been detained in UK for nine years, without charge or trial. Abu Qatada was...
  • Abu Qatada and the rule of law

    There has been significant coverage in the press last couple of days on the decision by the British judiciary to grant ‘control order’ bail to Abu Qatada, a Jordanian who has been detained in UK for nine years, without charge or trial. Abu Qatada was...
  • The media and far-right terrorism

    Sophy Ridge, political correspondent at Sky News reflects on the media coverage of the report published yesterday by the Home Affairs select committee on the ‘Roots of Violent Radicalisation’ Surveying the media coverage and its near neglect of far-r...
  • Daily Star and 'anti-Muslim propaganda'

    Zaman newspaper publishes an interview with Richard Peppiatt, the reporter who quit his job at the Daily Star over its anti-Muslim bias. From the paper:  “Richard Peppiatt, who worked as a full-time freelance journalist at the Daily Star for two year...
  • HA committee report on 'Roots of Violent Radicalisation'

    There’s considerable coverage today (Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Daily Mail and BBC) of the report published by the Home Affairs select committee on ‘The Roots of Violent Radicalisation’. The committee is chaired by MP Keith Vaz.  The report it...

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