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Untangling the Concept of Blasphemy in Islam
November 20, 2018 By Faith Matters

Untangling the Concept of Blasphemy in Islam

By Rashad Ali No one can have missed the events in Pakistan. Following the trial, and intended release of Asia Bibi, who was accused of insulting the Messenger of Islam, was locked up for 8 years, during which, we have seen the Murder of Salman Taseer, a former Governor and Statesman in Pakistan for daring […]

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We Urge the Home Secretary to Provide Refuge and Sanctuary to Asia Bibi in the UK
November 12, 2018 By Faith Matters

We Urge the Home Secretary to Provide Refuge and Sanctuary to Asia Bibi in the UK

We have today, signed a letter with numerous organisations and individuals, asking the Home Secretary to provide the option of sanctuary and refuge to Asia Bibi, who was released after 8 years of false imprisonment in Pakistan. Faith Matters has consistently highlighted the extremism of groups like Tehreek-e-Labaik and its leader, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who […]

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Hijab Hysteria: Why As Muslims, We’re Getting It Very Very Wrong
October 24, 2018 By Faith Matters

Hijab Hysteria: Why As Muslims, We’re Getting It Very Very Wrong

Hijab Hysteria: Why As Muslims, We’re Getting It Very Very Wrong A few weeks ago, Marks and Spencer came under fire for selling school hijabs (headscarves) for young British Muslim girls in the form of black all-in-one scarves are apparently able to fit school age girls as young as three years old. As you can […]

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Imminent Release of Anjem Choudary is a Mistake Which Will Have Community Impacts
October 14, 2018 By Faith Matters

Imminent Release of Anjem Choudary is a Mistake Which Will Have Community Impacts

Convicted criminal Anjem Choudary who was found guilty of telling British citizens to join ISIS, is to be released this week. He will be living in a tax-payer funded safe house in North London and we have learnt that he will be living within reach of his wife and family, so that his human rights […]

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Challenge to Extremist Groups is Still Missing in the UK
October 12, 2018 By Faith Matters

Challenge to Extremist Groups is Still Missing in the UK

We have been systematically and methodically documenting the rise of extremist groups affecting the United Kingdom and there have been more complex and increasing risks from countries in Europe where far right extremism is on the rise. However, Islamist extremism in the form of groups such as Tehreek-e-Labaik, who are based in Pakistan, is becoming […]

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Opinion: Conspiracy Theories and the Pied Pipers of Hate
September 3, 2018 By Faith Matters

Opinion: Conspiracy Theories and the Pied Pipers of Hate

The slide into a bizarre world of believing conspiracy theories and voicing openly toxic and bigoted views took place slowly over the last decade whilst many of us were not able to fathom how quickly and extensively social media had taken charge of our lives. As the Founder and previous Director of Tell MAMA, which […]

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UK: Imam Muhammad Yasir Ayub openly promotes sectarianism
August 29, 2018 By Faith Matters

UK: Imam Muhammad Yasir Ayub openly promotes sectarianism

We have written before on many occasions about Imam Muhammad Yasir Ayub. His abuse against the small but beleaguered Ahmadi Muslim community in the U.K. has been documented by us, as we have also done so regarding his anti-Shia rants. However, one would assume that he may have changed his mind over the last year, but […]

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UK: Why is the Home Office letting sectarian preachers into the country?
August 21, 2018 By Faith Matters

UK: Why is the Home Office letting sectarian preachers into the country?

What would you say, if you found out that a preacher who promoted anti-Ahmadi hate in Pakistan, just walked into our country? Worse still, what if you found out that he was advocating violence against the buildings of a minority group in his country, simply because of their identity? What would you then say if […]

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Extremist Islamist Group in Pakistan was Promoted in a Birmingham Election Meeting
July 26, 2018 By Faith Matters

Extremist Islamist Group in Pakistan was Promoted in a Birmingham Election Meeting

Tehreek-e-Labbaik promoted in Birmingham In an exclusive to Faith Matters, we can today highlight how an Islamist extremist group, Tehreek-e-Labbaik, was being promoted in Birmingham in the run-up to the Pakistani elections, the results of which are expected tomorrow. After a tip-off from a concerned member of the public, we came across mobile phone footage […]

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Imran Khan – the ‘Liberal’ Hope of the West, Supports Blasphemy Laws
July 8, 2018 By Faith Matters

Imran Khan – the ‘Liberal’ Hope of the West, Supports Blasphemy Laws

For those liberals who have followed the life of Imran Khan and his desire to build political change in Pakistan, the latest comments come as a blow and show how twisted politics has become in the country when pandering to religious zealotry has to take place, to even have a chance to come to power. […]

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