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Family in court over alleged neo-Nazi music
December 2, 2022 By Faith Matters

Family in court over alleged neo-Nazi music

An alleged neo-Nazi music producer and his singing offspring have appeared at the Old Bailey accused of stirring up racial hatred through music. Robert Talland, 53, his daughter, Rosie Talland, 31, and son, Stephen Talland, 33, were charged following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East. The case centres on the defendants’ alleged activities […]

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Teenager killed after twin blasts strike near bus stops in Jerusalem
November 23, 2022 By Faith Matters

Teenager killed after twin blasts strike near bus stops in Jerusalem

A teenager has died and at least 18 others have been hurt after two explosions near bus stops in Jerusalem, in what police said were suspected attacks by Palestinians. The first blast occurred near a bus stop on the edge of the city, where many commuters gather during rush hour. The second detonation took place […]

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Rachel Riley Awarded £50,000 in Libel Damages
November 16, 2022 By Faith Matters

Rachel Riley Awarded £50,000 in Libel Damages

Rachel Riley has been awarded £50,000 in damages after winning a libel claim against a political blogger over an article claiming she was a “serial abuser”. Ms Riley, who appears on the Channel 4 show Countdown, sued Mike Sivier after he published an article on his website Vox Political in January 2019 with the headline […]

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UN: Taliban has plunged Afghanistan into ‘dire’ conditions
November 11, 2022 By Faith Matters

UN: Taliban has plunged Afghanistan into ‘dire’ conditions

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution accusing the Taliban of violating the human rights of Afghan women and girls, failing to establish a representative government and plunging the country into “dire economic, humanitarian and social conditions”. The resolution also pointed to persistent violence in the country since the Taliban takeover 15 months ago […]

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Police officer killed in suspected terror attack in Brussels
November 10, 2022 By Faith Matters

Police officer killed in suspected terror attack in Brussels

A police officer has died and another was injured following a stabbing attack in Brussels, which a Belgian judicial official said was suspected to be terrorism-linked. The suspected attacker was shot and “neutralised” after the stabbing and taken to hospital, Belgian police said. “One of our patrols was attacked by a man armed with a […]

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Man who attacked Jews, including boy, 14, had prayer to protect against ‘enemy’
November 10, 2022 By Faith Matters

Man who attacked Jews, including boy, 14, had prayer to protect against ‘enemy’

A man has been found guilty of carrying out antisemitic attacks on three Jews after travelling to north London from West Yorkshire. Abdullah Qureshi’s targets included a 14-year-old boy on his way to school and a 64-year-old man, who was knocked out as he made his way to the synagogue. The 30-year-old also hit a […]

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MPs hear Iranian security forces ‘threaten’ the lives of UK-based journalists
November 8, 2022 By Faith Matters

MPs hear Iranian security forces ‘threaten’ the lives of UK-based journalists

British-Iranian journalists based in the UK have been warned by police that Iran’s revolutionary guard “threatens their lives”, MPs have heard. Conservative MP Bob Blackman raised the “credible threats” in the House of Commons during Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) questions. The MP for Harrow East urged the UK Government to proscribe the Islamic […]

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BBC made ‘significant editorial failings’ in report into antisemitic bus attack
November 7, 2022 By Faith Matters

BBC made ‘significant editorial failings’ in report into antisemitic bus attack

Media watchdog Ofcom has concluded the BBC committed “significant editorial failings” in its reporting of an antisemitic attack on Jewish students travelling on a bus in London. The body said its investigation found the broadcaster failed to observe its editorial guidelines to report news with “due accuracy and due impartiality”. The incident on November 29 […]

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Saudi security arrests Yemeni after ‘pilgrimage for Queen Elizabeth’
September 14, 2022 By Faith Matters

Saudi security arrests Yemeni after ‘pilgrimage for Queen Elizabeth’

Saudi Arabian officials arrested a Yemeni resident after he appeared in a video at the Grand Mosque in the Islamic holy city of Mecca, carrying a banner that said he was performing a minor pilgrimage for Queen Elizabeth II. Security forces at the Grand Mosque arrested him for “violating regulations and instructions for umrah,” according […]

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Pope Francis visits Kazakhstan as ‘pilgrim of peace’
September 14, 2022 By Faith Matters

Pope Francis visits Kazakhstan as ‘pilgrim of peace’

Pope Francis landed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday to attend an international religious gathering, as part of his three-day visit to the central Asian country. In the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan, which was called Astana until 2019, the so-called Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions is taking place for the seventh time. Francis is the […]

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