Muslims

Muslim Convert Says ‘Enough of the Denial: It’s time to face the ugly truth of extremism’
May 20, 2018 By Faith Matters

Muslim Convert Says ‘Enough of the Denial: It’s time to face the ugly truth of extremism’

I’ve been a Muslim for a few years now and from day one I knew that Islam did not promote terrorism. Before I became Muslim, I was already well-informed about Islam as a whole through self-learning and I was also explicitly taught by everyone I knew and encountered in my journey that terrorism was unequivocally […]

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FAITH, HOPE AND CLARITY The Reintegration of Terrorist Offenders after Custody
May 14, 2018 By Faith Matters

FAITH, HOPE AND CLARITY The Reintegration of Terrorist Offenders after Custody

Report by Ian Acheson, Former Prison Governor and Reviewer of Islamist Extremism in Prisons, Makes the Case. This report – “Faith, Hope and Clarity”, commissioned by Faith Matters, and published today makes the case that Muslim communities, working in a unique new partnership with statutory services, can reduce risk of released extremist prisoners re-offending through a community re-integration […]

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Germany needs to do more to combat anti-Semitism, official says
April 28, 2018 By Faith Matters

Germany needs to do more to combat anti-Semitism, official says

Germany must do more to tackle anti-Semitism and should set up a national database to record anti-Semitic incidents that are not included in crime statistics, the country’s first anti-Semitism commissioner Felix Klein said on Friday. The former diplomat, who will take up the newly created position next month, also said anti-Semitism was still rooted largely […]

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Christians should not be second-class citizens, cardinal tells Saudi Arabia
April 27, 2018 By Faith Matters

Christians should not be second-class citizens, cardinal tells Saudi Arabia

A senior Vatican official who last week made a historic visit to Saudi Arabia says he told authorities in the kingdom, where non-Muslim worship is banned, that Christians cannot be considered second-class citizens. French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran’s trip, the first by such a senior Catholic figure, raised hopes of more openness in the kingdom, which […]

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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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Free Speech of the Ahmadi Community in the UK Curtailed by Bigotry
April 8, 2018 By Faith Matters

Free Speech of the Ahmadi Community in the UK Curtailed by Bigotry

We have learnt that the Ahmadi community in the United Kingdom have had their right to free expression curtailed once again. The online site, Christian Today, mentioned the following in their article about the obstructions that were put in front of the Ahmadi community in their recent campaign. Their site stated: “An email template seen […]

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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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Saudi Arabia says revamping education to combat ‘extremist ideologies’
March 22, 2018 By Faith Matters

Saudi Arabia says revamping education to combat ‘extremist ideologies’

Saudi Arabia is revamping its education curriculum to eradicate any trace of Muslim Brotherhood influence and will dismiss anyone working in the sector who sympathises with the banned group, the education minister said. Promoting a more moderate form of Islam is one of the promises made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman under plans to […]

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Saudi women should have choice whether to wear abaya robe – crown prince
March 19, 2018 By Faith Matters

Saudi women should have choice whether to wear abaya robe – crown prince

Women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headcover or the black abaya – the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of Islamic piety – as long as their attire is “decent and respectful”, the kingdom’s reform-minded crown prince said. With the ascent to power of young Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the kingdom has seen an expansion in […]

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