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Indonesian police kill six supporters of firebrand cleric
December 7, 2020 By Faith Matters

Indonesian police kill six supporters of firebrand cleric

Indonesian police have shot dead six followers of a firebrand cleric who returned last month from a three-year exile in Saudi Arabia after criminal charges against him were dropped. Jakarta Police Chief Muhammad Fadil Imran said officers were following a car carrying 10 supporters of Rizieq Shihab, the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front, early […]

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Security minister calls for social media companies to tackle radicalisation
November 26, 2020 By Faith Matters

Security minister calls for social media companies to tackle radicalisation

Social media companies such as Facebook must help tackle online radicalisation to combat the threat of far-right terrorism, a Home Office minister has said. Security Minister James Brokenshire said the Government should work with tech firms to slow the spread of misinformation online with the upcoming Online Harms legislation aiming to put a duty of […]

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New Zealand police officer becomes first in force to wear hijab in uniform
November 19, 2020 By Faith Matters

New Zealand police officer becomes first in force to wear hijab in uniform

The New Zealand Police force has incorporated a hijab into its official uniform, with the first officer to wear it reporting that it “feels great”. Constable Zeena Ali had the opportunity to trial several versions of the hijab before she began her police training, with the item now an official elective item of uniform. The […]

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Lord Sugar to Donald Trump: You’re fired!
November 8, 2020 By Faith Matters

Lord Sugar to Donald Trump: You’re fired!

Lord Alan Sugar has given President Donald Trump his marching orders after former vice president Joe Biden clinched victory in the nail-biting US election. Democratic candidate Mr Biden won the key battleground of Pennsylvania on Saturday – some four days after polls closed – pushing him over the 270 electoral college votes threshold. However Mr […]

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Network of Khatme Nabuwat Supporters Involved in Anti-Macron Protests
November 5, 2020 By Faith Matters

Network of Khatme Nabuwat Supporters Involved in Anti-Macron Protests

On the 30th of October, a rally of about a hundred protestors rounded on the French Embassy in Central London and conducted a ‘sit-in’ around the bounds of the Embassy. The demonstrators, it seems, had traveled to London to shower the Embassy with chants and raised fists in the air. It was a show of […]

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New arrest by French investigators probing church attack in Nice
October 30, 2020 By Faith Matters

New arrest by French investigators probing church attack in Nice

Detectives investigating an attack by a Tunisian man who killed three people in a Nice church have a second suspect in custody, as France heightens its security alert amid religious and geopolitical tensions around cartoons mocking the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. Tunisian anti-terrorism authorities have opened an investigation into an online claim that the attack was […]

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Osama Bin Laden’s Spokesman, Adel Abdel Bary, Cannot Just Walk Into the U.K.
October 12, 2020 By Faith Matters

Osama Bin Laden’s Spokesman, Adel Abdel Bary, Cannot Just Walk Into the U.K.

The Times is reporting that Bin Laden’s former spokesperson, Adel Abdel Bary, is about to be released from the United States, after serving 21 years in jail after being convicted for his part in the terror attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. 224 people were killed in these attacks and over 5,000 people […]

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Serving inmates convicted of terrorist murder plot against prison officer
October 7, 2020 By Faith Matters

Serving inmates convicted of terrorist murder plot against prison officer

A terrorist who was jailed for plotting an attack inspired by the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby has been found guilty of trying to murder a guard at a top security jail. Brusthom Ziamani, 25, was jailed for 22 years after he was caught with a hammer and knife en route to behead a soldier […]

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Lammy says Twitter must get ‘much faster at removing hate’ after racist abuse
August 3, 2020 By Faith Matters

Lammy says Twitter must get ‘much faster at removing hate’ after racist abuse

Labour MP David Lammy has told Twitter it must get “much faster at removing hate” after a delay to deleting racist abuse targeted at him. The shadow justice secretary said on Monday that it took more than 13 hours for the social media giant to act before it suspended the perpetrator’s account. Home Secretary Priti […]

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Workers to begin untangling charred metal web on Notre Dame
June 7, 2020 By Faith Matters

Workers to begin untangling charred metal web on Notre Dame

Workers suspended from ropes will be lowered into the charred remains of scaffolding that melted atop Notre Dame when the cathedral went up in flames to begin the delicate job of dismantling the 200 tons of metal. The work will start on Monday and last through the summer months, according to the office overseeing the […]

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