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Member of banned Islamist group jailed for breaching terror prevention order
February 22, 2021 By Faith Matters

Member of banned Islamist group jailed for breaching terror prevention order

A terror suspect who cut off his electronic tag before taking a taxi to London has been jailed for more than three years. The man, who can only be identified as LF, is a senior leader of the banned extremist group Al-Muhajiroun (ALM). He was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Monday after pleading guilty […]

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Raab calls for UN to respond to ‘appalling’ human rights violations in China
February 22, 2021 By Faith Matters

Raab calls for UN to respond to ‘appalling’ human rights violations in China

The Foreign Secretary has placed diplomatic pressure on the United Nations to respond to China’s “appalling treatment” of the Uighur Muslims and people in Hong Kong. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, Dominic Raab said “no-one can ignore the evidence any more” of a deteriorating human rights situation in China and called for […]

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Two Christians sought by police in Pakistan on ‘blasphemy’ charges
February 17, 2021 By Faith Matters

Two Christians sought by police in Pakistan on ‘blasphemy’ charges

Pakistan’s police said they were seeking arrest of two Christian men in the eastern city of Lahore on charges they allegedly used insulting remarks against Islam’s holy book and its Prophet Mohammed. The case against the two men was registered last Saturday on the complaint of a Muslim local resident Haroon Ahmed, said Muratab Ali, […]

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Suspected Arena bomber groomer refuses disclosure of psychiatric reports
February 17, 2021 By Faith Matters

Suspected Arena bomber groomer refuses disclosure of psychiatric reports

A jailed Islamist terrorist has invoked his human rights in a bid to block the disclosure of his psychiatric reports to the public inquiry into the Manchester Arena attack. Abdalraouf Abdallah, 27, is refusing to co-operate with the inquiry, amid denials that he “groomed” the suicide bomber Salman Abedi. Lawyers for the families of the […]

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German soldier in alleged far-right plot faces trial
February 16, 2021 By Faith Matters

German soldier in alleged far-right plot faces trial

A German court has said that a military officer indicted on allegations that he plotted to kill prominent politicians and blame the attack on refugees will go on trial in May. The case of the officer, identified only as 1st Lt Franco A in line with German privacy rules, raised concerns about extremism in the […]

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Sri Lanka to allow burial of Muslims who die with coronavirus
February 11, 2021 By Faith Matters

Sri Lanka to allow burial of Muslims who die with coronavirus

Sri Lanka will begin giving permission for Muslims who die with Covid-19 to be buried, the prime minister said, following an outcry over a previous ban. Mahinda Rajapaksa gave the assurance in response to a question in Parliament. Sri Lanka has required the cremation of all people who die from Covid-19, saying the virus in […]

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Charity sees third highest annual tally of anti-Semitic abuse despite lockdown
February 11, 2021 By Faith Matters

Charity sees third highest annual tally of anti-Semitic abuse despite lockdown

Anti-Semitic abuse recorded by a Jewish community charity fell last year but the number of incidents remained its third highest annual total. The Community Security Trust (CST) said it had recorded 1,668 anti-Semitic incidents in the UK in 2020, down from 1,813 in 2019, but still the third highest total it has ever recorded. The […]

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Rapping jihadi bought 18in sword amid terror plot, court told
February 9, 2021 By Faith Matters

Rapping jihadi bought 18in sword amid terror plot, court told

A rapping jihadi bought an 18in sword as he plotted a terror attack in the midst of the pandemic, a court has heard. Before his arrest on July 9 last year, Sahayb Abu, 27, purchased online two blades, a combat vest, two balaclavas, fingerless gloves and a combat-style hat, the Old Bailey was told. He […]

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PM to back compromise amendment on genocide claims to avert Trade Bill revolt
February 8, 2021 By Faith Matters

PM to back compromise amendment on genocide claims to avert Trade Bill revolt

Boris Johnson is seeking to avert a Tory revolt over allegations of genocide in China by backing a compromise plan put forward by a senior Conservative. The Government has been involved in a parliamentary battle over proposals to outlaw trade deals with countries that are committing genocide – a dispute taking place at a time […]

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UK’s terrorism threat level reduced from ‘severe’ to ‘substantial’
February 8, 2021 By Faith Matters

UK’s terrorism threat level reduced from ‘severe’ to ‘substantial’

The UK’s terrorism threat level has been reduced from “severe” to “substantial” due to a significant reduction in the momentum of attacks in Europe. Home Secretary Priti Patel told MPs the lowered threat level still meant an attack on the UK remained “likely” and the public should remain vigilant. The threat level was raised to […]

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