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Egyptian court gives life term to Muslim Brotherhood leader
April 8, 2021 By Faith Matters

Egyptian court gives life term to Muslim Brotherhood leader

A senior leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group was convicted on terror charges and sentenced to life in prison, the country’s state-owned news agency reported. According to the Middle East News Agency, a Cairo court found Mahmoud Ezzat, the acting supreme guide of the country’s oldest Islamist organisation, guilty of terror acts that followed […]

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Wannabe rapper who plotted terror attack ‘a very dangerous individual’
March 12, 2021 By Faith Matters

Wannabe rapper who plotted terror attack ‘a very dangerous individual’

A man who planned to wreak terror during the pandemic was no clownish buffoon but a “very dangerous individual”, according to a senior counter-terrorism police officer. Commander Richard Smith rejected Sahayb Abu’s wannabe rapper persona, as the 27-year-old was found guilty of preparing a terror act. During the trial, jobless convicted burglar Sahayb Abu described […]

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Students arrested in Turkey over Mecca poster with LGBT flags
February 1, 2021 By Faith Matters

Students arrested in Turkey over Mecca poster with LGBT flags

Two students have been arrested in Turkey on charges of inciting hatred and insulting religious values for a poster depicting Islam’s most sacred site with LGBT flags. The arrests came after top Turkish officials condemned the poster, displayed at an exhibition in Turkey’s prestigious Bogazici University. For weeks, students and faculty have been protesting over […]

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Afghan Translators Who Fought With Us Have Been Let Down
September 15, 2020 By Faith Matters

Afghan Translators Who Fought With Us Have Been Let Down

We within Faith Matters have spent the last 3 years, consistently highlighting the case of Mohammed Nabi Wardak. In 2018, our Founder campaigned for this Afghan translator, leading to over 135,000 people signing a petition for him to be let into the United Kingdom. Background Nabi was found living on the streets of Athens in […]

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Charity reports streets wiped out by Beirut explosion
August 5, 2020 By Faith Matters

Charity reports streets wiped out by Beirut explosion

A charity has reported entire streets wiped out following a large explosion in Lebanon. At least 50 people have been killed and 2,700 injured by the blast near Beirut’s harbour on Tuesday evening. Authorities in Lebanon are yet to announce the cause of the explosion. Save the Children said in a statement that members of […]

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GCHQ reveals last message from German Second World War network
May 8, 2020 By Faith Matters

GCHQ reveals last message from German Second World War network

The last recorded message to be intercepted from a German military communications network at the end of the Second World War has been revealed to the public for the first time. It shows that Britain’s Bletchley Park code breakers carried on working in the dying days of the war to ensure there would be no […]

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Joint Statement: Why Chatham House must do better in vetting speakers
March 3, 2020 By Faith Matters

Joint Statement: Why Chatham House must do better in vetting speakers

Faith Matters and the ‘Never Again’ Association are concerned that a failure to vet speakers with anti-Muslim, xenophobic and other bigoted views undermines the importance of the Polish-British Belvedere Forum, which is being hosted at Chatham House today and tomorrow. The event, which brings together dignitaries, civil society leaders, academics, business, media, and diaspora voices, […]

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Allah loves equality – It’s time to stand up as LGBTQI+ allies
July 18, 2019 By Faith Matters

Allah loves equality – It’s time to stand up as LGBTQI+ allies

Earlier this month, an estimated 1.5 million people took to the streets of London to join the annual Pride march in support of sexual and gender diversity. A day of celebration of just how far we’ve come – but also protest at how far we’ve yet to go – queer and non-queer organisations and diverse […]

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New far-right coalition seeks entry into Polish community spaces
July 9, 2019 By Faith Matters

New far-right coalition seeks entry into Polish community spaces

A new far-right Polish coalition is seeking to find new ways to gain a foothold here in Britain, Faith Matters can reveal. The revelations will concern communities given that a Konfederacja motto is “We don’t want Jews, gays, abortion, taxes and the EU”. During the recent European Elections, Konfederacja gained 24.1% amongst Poles voting in […]

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Husaria Manchester, Karol Peruta and Extremism Targeted at Settled Polish Communities
March 4, 2019 By Faith Matters

Husaria Manchester, Karol Peruta and Extremism Targeted at Settled Polish Communities

Concerns about the views of the leadership of a Polish community group has intensified after Husaria Manchester has procured the lease for a community centre inside of a former church in the Manchester area. Karol Kamil Peruta, who appears as Husaria’s main contact on YouTube, following its founding in 2017, has posted a litany of […]

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