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Legal Aid for IS Teenager Shamima Begum Makes Me Uncomfortable – Jeremy Hunt
April 15, 2019 By Faith Matters

Legal Aid for IS Teenager Shamima Begum Makes Me Uncomfortable – Jeremy Hunt

The Foreign Secretary has said giving Shamima Begum access to legal aid to challenge the decision to deprive her of UK citizenship would make him “very uncomfortable”. Jeremy Hunt said Ms Begum, who left the UK at the age of 15 to marry an Islamic State fighter, “knew the choices she was making”, but acknowledged […]

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Bosnian women struggle to return female relatives, children from Syria
March 11, 2019 By Faith Matters

Bosnian women struggle to return female relatives, children from Syria

A quarter of a century after their own country was devastated by war, three Bosnian women are struggling to bring home loved ones caught up in Syria’s ruinous conflict and the collapse of Islamic State rule. The Bosnian government, in common with its counterparts across Europe, lacks a clear plan to deal with the families […]

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Rebel Media: A Platform Promoting Division, White Nationalism and Fear Mongering
March 4, 2019 By Faith Matters

Rebel Media: A Platform Promoting Division, White Nationalism and Fear Mongering

We are launching this report on Rebel Media and its influence online in a world where click-bait content, conspiracy theories and untruths become fact in the minds of some. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE This report, entitled ‘Rebel Media – a platform promoting division, white nationalism and fear mongering‘ highlights the following. Key points include the […]

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Muslim survivors of Indian massacre shaken by citizenship test
July 31, 2018 By Faith Matters

Muslim survivors of Indian massacre shaken by citizenship test

Thirty-six years after losing his parents, sister and a four-year-old daughter in one of India’s worst sectarian massacres, Abdul Suban says he is still trying to prove he’s a citizen of the Hindu-majority nation. Suban is one of hundreds of thousands of Bengali-speaking Muslims categorised as “doubtful voters”, who will not find their names in […]

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Christians want marriages recognised in Morocco
June 11, 2018 By Faith Matters

Christians want marriages recognised in Morocco

Christian convert Loubna and her husband Kamal marry in a small ceremony in a meeting room of a human rights group in the Moroccan capital, ignoring threats from people in their conservative hometown in the north of the Muslim kingdom. The couple are part of a tiny minority who have converted to Christianity and are […]

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Danish parliament bans the wearing of face veils in public
June 1, 2018 By Faith Matters

Danish parliament bans the wearing of face veils in public

Denmark has banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and other European countries in outlawing the burqa and the niqab worn by some Muslim women to uphold what some politicians say are secular and democratic values. Parliament voted on Thursday for the ban proposed by the centre-right government, which says veils are […]

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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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