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Speech given by the Rt Hon Baroness Warsi to Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks). Originally given at Tell MAMA fundraising dinner, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version
January 25, 2013 By Faith Matters

Speech given by the Rt Hon Baroness Warsi to Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks). Originally given at Tell MAMA fundraising dinner, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version

    It’s nearly 2 years to the day since I made that speech about Islamophobia. At the time I talked about the scourge of anti-Muslim hatred. From violence on the streets to vitriol online. And, dare I say it, derogatory comments at the dinner table… When I said that Islamophobia had ‘passed the dinner […]

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January 25, 2013 By Faith Matters

‘Muslim Patrols’ by a Handful of Individuals are Simply Ludicrous

    The recent furore on the ‘Muslim Patrols’ shows the continued fear and trepidation that many feel when Muslims or Islam are used. The recent You Tube postings by a handful of individuals where they harassed passers by outside the East London mosque in Tower Hamlets actually highlighted the stupidity of these two individuals […]

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Fundraising Dinner for the TELL MAMA, Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks National Project
January 3, 2013 By Faith Matters

Fundraising Dinner for the TELL MAMA, Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks National Project

We hope that you can join us for what will be, an annual event, not just for Muslim communities, but for all those working against hate crimes in our country. Having launched in March 2012, we believe that no-one in this country should be subjected to hate or humiliation because of their identity or their […]

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A Fear Within France Which Grows – Muslim and Jewish Relations in the Country
October 30, 2012 By Faith Matters

A Fear Within France Which Grows – Muslim and Jewish Relations in the Country

Published in the Huffington Post, (30/10/12)   The invitation I received two months ago was to an interfaith conference between Muslim and Jews in Paris run by the European Jewish Congress and the aims of the session were to discuss issues of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. The conference was therefore based on a seemingly pretty straightforward […]

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September 23, 2012 By Faith Matters

Comments by Pakistan’s Railways Minister – Ghulam Ahmed Bilour

      “We deplore the comments made by the Pakistani Railways Minister, Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, who has put a $100,000 bounty on the head of the Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the individual who put together the low-budget trailer for the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film. Fueling the flames of anger and counter-reaction, the statement has once […]

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September 11, 2012 By Faith Matters

A Zero Tolerance Approach for Religious Bigotry

    Declaration of European Muslim and Jewish Leaders at Paris, September 5th, 2012, ‘A Zero Tolerance Approach for Religious Bigotry.’   This is the text of the Declaration which was launched in Paris in September 2012: We, Muslim and Jewish leaders of Europe, affirm together that in order to ensure the security and well […]

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Joint Statement by the Board of Deputies of British Jews & Faith Matters
July 20, 2012 By Faith Matters

Joint Statement by the Board of Deputies of British Jews & Faith Matters

    Joint Statement by the Board of Deputies of British Jews & Faith Matters Against the Abuse of Faith Based Symbols to Promote Hate in the UK As Jews and Muslims we deplore the abuse of our faiths by those who purportedly write in their name to spread messages of hate, threat and contempt. […]

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June 11, 2012 By Faith Matters

Ed Milliband and Englishness

‘Ed Milliband’s View of What it Means to be English is a Refreshing Change from the Narrow Views of Other Politicians And More in Tune with Modern Britain,’ by Fiyaz Mughal OBE, Director of Faith Matters – Published in E-Politix, 11/06/2012   Whether people want to reduce the impact of Ed Milliband by references to […]

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May 24, 2012 By Faith Matters

New Statesman Magazine Cites Our Work

New Statesman Magazine Cites the Work of Faith Matters The “Muslim Schindler” Remembering Abdol-Hossein Sardari. By Mehdi Hasan, Published 23 May 2012 Jewish, Muslim and Christian clergymen participate in the blessing of an ecumenical chapel at Poland’s new national stadium in Warsaw. Photo: Getty Images Have you heard of the “Muslim Schindler” who risked his […]

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May 13, 2012 By Faith Matters

Muslim Leaders Warn of Far Right Exploitation of Rochdale Child Sex Ring

TELL MAMA Cited In Guardian Article on the Backlash Post the Rochdale Child Sex Ring Case Far-right groups are exploiting the conviction of nine men who were part of a gang that groomed girls for sex to create a “climate of hate” against Muslims, community leaders have warned. Muslim groups say they have seen an […]

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