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Domestic abuse linked to coronavirus outbreak reported
March 27, 2020 By Faith Matters

Domestic abuse linked to coronavirus outbreak reported

Domestic abuse incidents related to the coronavirus outbreak have already been seen, according to a police leader. Greater Manchester’s deputy mayor for policing and crime Baroness Beverley Hughes said on Wednesday there had been reports of abuse linked to the virus, which has seen the country put on lockdown, and the force was preparing for […]

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Made in Manchester: Brothers join list of terrorists who lived in south of city
March 26, 2020 By Faith Matters

Made in Manchester: Brothers join list of terrorists who lived in south of city

A small area of south Manchester has been home to more than 20 terrorists and terror suspects all within a three-mile radius of Salman Abedi’s home. In recent years, at least 24 people have been tracked by the PA news agency living close to the neighbourhood in Fallowfield the Abedis called home. They have included […]

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Visit by ‘Interfaith’ Pakistani Clerics to the U.K Turns into a Farce
March 13, 2020 By Faith Matters

Visit by ‘Interfaith’ Pakistani Clerics to the U.K Turns into a Farce

Interfaith group – FACES – which is a Pakistan based interfaith group brought a group of Islamic clerics to meetings with key politicians, ministers, hate crime practitioners and interfaith organisations in the U.K. The Founder and former Director of Faith Matters, Fiyaz Mughal, met with the group and explained how sectarian hatred from Pakistan was […]

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Saudi Arabia bans foreign pilgrims amid Covid-19 fears
March 3, 2020 By Faith Matters

Saudi Arabia bans foreign pilgrims amid Covid-19 fears

Saudi Arabia has banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam’s holiest sites amid concerns over the coronavirus. The ban potentially disrupts the plans of millions of people ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan and as the annual hajj pilgrimage looms. The decision showed the growing worry across the Middle East […]

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Tommy Robinson ‘arrested over assault at Center Parcs pool’
March 3, 2020 By Faith Matters

Tommy Robinson ‘arrested over assault at Center Parcs pool’

Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been arrested after a fight broke out at a holiday park, it has been reported. The Sun said on Monday that 37-year-old Robinson got into a row with another man in the pool at Woburn Forest Center Parcs in Bedfordshire. Witnesses claimed that Robinson, whose real name […]

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Germany’s leaders look to blunt advance of extreme right following mass shooting
February 22, 2020 By Faith Matters

Germany’s leaders look to blunt advance of extreme right following mass shooting

Germany’s leaders are struggling to work out how to counter a recent rise in right-wing hate, 75 years after the Nazis were driven from power. Wednesday’s shooting rampage that began at a hookah bar in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau was Germany’s third deadly far-right attack in a matter of months and came at a […]

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‘Institutional squeamishness’ over tackling violent extremism in jails
February 21, 2020 By Faith Matters

‘Institutional squeamishness’ over tackling violent extremism in jails

Violent extremism is “clearly not under control” in jails and there is an “institutional squeamishness” among Government officials to tackle the problem, a former prison governor has claimed. Ian Acheson, who led an independent review of Islamist extremism behind bars in 2016, made the comments after it is feared a convicted killer allegedly attempted a […]

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Fair Cop founder wins partial court victory over transgender ‘hate incidents’
February 14, 2020 By Faith Matters

Fair Cop founder wins partial court victory over transgender ‘hate incidents’

Humberside Police unlawfully interfered with a man’s right to freedom of expression by turning up at his place of work over his allegedly “transphobic” tweets, the High Court has ruled. Former police officer Harry Miller, 54, who founded the campaign group Fair Cop, said the police’s actions had a “substantial chilling effect” on his right […]

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Russia ‘relentlessly persecuting Jehovah’s Witnesses’ as more than 200 blacklisted
February 9, 2020 By Faith Matters

Russia ‘relentlessly persecuting Jehovah’s Witnesses’ as more than 200 blacklisted

Russian authorities have added more than 200 Jehovah’s Witnesses to a register of extremists and terrorists, the organisation said. The latest move in a crackdown on the religious group effectively cuts them off from the country’s financial system, as being on the list leads to bank accounts being frozen and severe restrictions on any financial […]

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Government’s AI adviser calls for tougher regulation of social media
February 4, 2020 By Faith Matters

Government’s AI adviser calls for tougher regulation of social media

New regulations on social media companies should be tightened to include more transparency around how firms target users online, an independent advisory board on artificial intelligence (AI) has said. The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) has urged the Government to also focus on online targeting because the public is concerned about how the […]

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