Islamophobia

Extremist views widespread in England’s classrooms, say teachers
September 6, 2021 By Faith Matters

Extremist views widespread in England’s classrooms, say teachers

Extreme views like racism, homophobia and conspiracy theories are widespread in classrooms across England, a study suggests. Schools lack the resources and training to teach pupils how to discuss or reject dangerous views, according to academics from the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education. Their report, published days before the 20th anniversary of the […]

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Teacher suspended after students shown ‘offensive’ image of Prophet Mohammed
March 25, 2021 By Faith Matters

Teacher suspended after students shown ‘offensive’ image of Prophet Mohammed

A West Yorkshire teacher has been suspended after reportedly showing an “offensive” caricature of the Prophet Mohammed during a religious studies lesson, sparking a protest outside the school. Protesters had gathered outside Batley Grammar School, near Bradford, on Thursday, following claims a member of staff had shown students a cartoon deemed offensive to the Islamic […]

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Head of probe into discrimination in Tory Party seeks further evidence
September 17, 2020 By Faith Matters

Head of probe into discrimination in Tory Party seeks further evidence

The head of an investigation into the Conservative Party’s handling of complaints of discrimination and prejudice, including Islamophobia, has issued a call for further evidence. Professor Swaran Singh, a former commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said the investigation is nearing the end of its first phase of work. It has examined all […]

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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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Londoners mark anniversary of mosque attack with minute’s silence
June 19, 2018 By Faith Matters

Londoners mark anniversary of mosque attack with minute’s silence

Senior British political figures joined faith and community leaders on Tuesday to commemorate the anniversary of an attack by a far-right extremist who drove a van into Muslim worshippers leaving a London mosque. Darren Osborne, 48, ploughed his rental van into a crowd leaving Ramadan prayers in Finsbury Park, north London, in the early hours […]

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Stafford Event for Polish Families is Deeply Troubling Because of Links
April 23, 2018 By Faith Matters

Stafford Event for Polish Families is Deeply Troubling Because of Links

An event for Polish families in Stafford on May 12 will feature a lecture by a controversial historian who has links to the neo-fascist National Radical Camp (ONR) group in Poland, a Faith Matters investigation has revealed. The speaker, Leszek Żebrowski, was labelled an antisemite in a 2016 article published by Gazeta Wyborcza. The event, […]

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French Muslims Want to Be Like Anyone Else, Just Not Victims
April 7, 2018 By Faith Matters

French Muslims Want to Be Like Anyone Else, Just Not Victims

We have spent a week in France meeting with key organisations and with people who understand how poisonous the tentacles of Islamist extremism have been and how they have also given rise to greater feelings of anti-Muslim hatred, which have been fuelled by a number of factors. We have spoken to Muslims who see the […]

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‘Grom Legion’ – Military Enthusiasts With Views and Links That are Concerning
April 1, 2018 By Faith Matters

‘Grom Legion’ – Military Enthusiasts With Views and Links That are Concerning

We have previously highlighted the group Ogniwo, and their links to far right activities. Associated with Ogniwo at certain events has been a military enthusiast group called the ‘Grom Legion’.  We have received the following information about this group which has a penchant for military weaponry. Here is a picture from their Facebook page dated […]

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Statement from Fiyaz Mughal on Dispatches “Who Speaks for British Muslims?”
March 26, 2018 By Faith Matters

Statement from Fiyaz Mughal on Dispatches “Who Speaks for British Muslims?”

“We believe that tackling extremism within our own community and working with other groups is an essential part of tackling anti-Muslim hate crime. It is through partnerships like this and an enduring empathy around the human rights of others, which can help build alliances and stronger social cohesion.  Our approach so far has been not […]

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Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka’s Muslims despite state of emergency
March 7, 2018 By Faith Matters

Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka’s Muslims despite state of emergency

Sri Lanka shut down social messaging networks including Facebook on Wednesday to control violence targeted at the country’s minority Muslims, officials said, even after the imposition of emergency in the Buddhist-majority island. Tension has been growing between the two communities in Sri Lanka over the past year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of […]

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