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  • Belhadj rendition and torture- who was in the know?

    Peter Oborne in his column in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph broached the subject of Abdel Hakim Belhadj’s case against the British Government on its alleged complicity in his rendition and torture by the former Libyan regime and the questi...
  • EDL leader forced to deny support for Breivik after interview

    The Independent reports that leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Lennon, has been “forced to deny supporting mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik” after comments he made in an interview were published in a Norwegian newspaper. ...
  • Sensationalist reporting on London Metropolitan Univerity 'alcohol-free zones' consideration

    There is coverage in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and the London Evening Standard on comments by the vice-chancellor of London Metropolitan University that the university is considering creating ‘alcohol-free zones’. H...
  • Reflections on the French Niqab ban, one year on

    One year on from the imposition of the ban on face-coverings (niqab) in France, there are a number of articles which look at the impact the legislation has had on Muslim women; their freedom of movement, their quality of life and their sense of ...
  • 'See you later, Britain hater': tabloid responses to ECHR extradition ruling

    The news has been dominated in the past two days by the European Court of Human Rights’ruling on the deportation of five individuals wanted on charges relating to terrorism in the US. Those to be extradited include Abu Hamza, the Egypti...
  • Third attack on Llanelli mosque

    Islamophobia Watch carries a report of an attack on a mosque in Llanelli, in west Wales. From IW: “Last September the mosque in the Welsh town of Llanelli was attacked. Thugs racially abused a group of elderly women who were entering t...
  • UK government approved rendition of Libyan rebel leader to Gaddafi regime

    The BBC and Guardian cover the rendition and torture allegations of Abdel Hakim Belhadj, the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, who accuses MI6 of complicity in his rendition ordeal. The BBC discloses the contents of a...
  • Tribunal rules Raed Salah detention "entirely unnecessary"

    The Guardian and Daily Telegraph have both covered the ruling by the Upper Immigration Tribunal on the deportation case of Sheikh Raed Salah. The Tribunal, whose ruling was made public on Saturday, stated that the Home Secretary's actio...
  • Leicester city councillor investigated for anti-Muslim leaflet

    A Leicestershire city councillor, Graham Partner, is being investigated for distributing a leaflet citing an article by Express columnist, Leo McKinstry, which claimed "victimhood "comes easily" to followers of Islam". From the Leicester...
  • BBC broadcasts interview with Babar Ahmad

    The Daily Express and Daily Telegraph on Friday covered the BBC interview with Babar Ahmad which was broadcast last week. Both publications draw attention to the fact that the BBC's appeal against the Ministry of Justice's denial of an in...
  • 'How women won it for Galloway'

    The Guardian relates the significance of the Muslim female vote in George Galloway’s election victory in Bradford West last week. The paper covers the strategy employed by women in Bradford and Galloway’s campaign team to get out the female ...
  • Government sets up working group on tackling 'anti-Muslim hatred'

    The News International carries an exclusive report claiming that the government “has established a cross-government working group to tackle anti-Muslim hatred.” From the newspaper: “The News/Jang has learnt exclusively that the gr...
  • BNP candidate to stand in Liverpool mayoral election

    Click Liverpool reports on the BNP’s north west regional organizer, Mike Whitby, who has entered the race to be elected Mayor of Liverpool. From the local press: “Mike Whitby, the BNP's North West regional organiser, is standing for...
  • Conservative Party co-chair says party needs to focus more on BME voters for election win

    The Daily Telegraph reports on comments by co-chairman of the Conservative Party, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, on the need for the party to give more focus to ethnic minority voters if the Conservatives are to win a majority at the next election in ...
  • "Is Britain too complacent about the far right?”

    BBC 1 on Sunday morning broadcast the discussion show, The Big Questions, asking the panel “Is Britain too complacent about the far right?”. The discussion came as a far-right demonstration took place in Aarhus, Denmark on Saturday, ...
  • Arson attack on Luton mosque

    A local paper in Luton reports on an arson attack on a mosque in the town on Monday. From Luton Today: “An investigation is underway after an arson attack at a mosque in Bury Park in the early hours of this morning (April 2). ...
  • Only a few hundred show-up at far-right extremist rally in Denmark

    The BBC, Daily Mail, the Guardian and Daily Telegraph have all reported on the far-right extremists’ rally which took place in Aarhus, Denmark on Saturday. The far-right rally was organised by the English Defence League to protest ...
  • Columnist responses to Galloway victory

    George Galloway’s by-election victory in Bradford West on Friday has unleashed a flurry of commentary by columnists in the last few days. There are those whose indignation is reserved for what they believe is a slide towards sectarianis...
  • Calls for UK-US extradition treaty to be overhauled

    The BBC covers the report published by the Home Affairs Select Committee which calls for the UK-US extradition treaty to be overhauled because of a lack of public faith in current arrangements. From the BBC: “British people are losing ...
  • Scouts introduce new Muslim-friendly uniform

    The BBC and the Daily Mail both report on a new Muslim-friendly uniform designed by the Scout Association. Around 2,000 young Muslims are members of the Scouts and the new uniform was designed to enable them to feel “comfortable without be...

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