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50 years on, No-one Talks About the Trauma that Affected Ugandan Asians
August 4, 2022 By Faith Matters

50 years on, No-one Talks About the Trauma that Affected Ugandan Asians

50 years to the day, Ugandan strongman and dictator – Idi Amin, proclaimed that Ugandan Asians had 90 days to leave the country. At a sweep, three to four generations of Ugandan Asians were made stateless and many looked to Britain to provide them with a safe place where they could resettle to. My parents […]

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The Annual No2H8 Awards
May 23, 2022 By Faith Matters

The Annual No2H8 Awards

After a three year gap in the No2H8 Awards, they are back this November 2022. Covid and ongoing restrictions from 2022 through to this year, meant that the Awards were unable to be hosted and they will be in full swing later this year. Here are some key dates for you diaries: Public nominations for […]

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Definition of Anti-Muslim Hatred
May 22, 2022 By Faith Matters

Definition of Anti-Muslim Hatred

Faith Matters has watched the difficult and abrasive debates that have taken place around the development of a definition on anti-Muslim hatred or prejudice by this Government. We are of the firm opinion that a definition is essential if we are to ensure that some fundamentals of our society are to be protected. Firstly, there […]

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Vacancy: Social Researcher  – ‘From East to West’ Project
May 11, 2022 By Faith Matters

Vacancy: Social Researcher – ‘From East to West’ Project

Vacancy: Social Researcher Vacancy  – ‘From East to West’ Project Faith Matters is a not-for-profit organisation that works on social cohesion, monitoring hate crimes and countering extremism. As part of the organisation’s core values, which involves promoting pluralism, Faith Matters is looking to capture the history of the arrival of Ugandan Asians after their expulsion […]

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Brother of murdered UK aid worker welcomes IS ‘Beatle’ conviction
April 15, 2022 By Faith Matters

Brother of murdered UK aid worker welcomes IS ‘Beatle’ conviction

The brother of a British aid worker killed by a so-called Islamic State terror cell known as “the Beatles” has welcomed the conviction of one of their members, saying: “An eight-year chapter of pain for my family has finally come to an end.” Mike Haines, whose brother David Haines was murdered by the barbaric group, […]

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‘Warped, twisted and violent’ terrorist assassinated veteran MP, court told
March 21, 2022 By Faith Matters

‘Warped, twisted and violent’ terrorist assassinated veteran MP, court told

A veteran Conservative MP was “assassinated” by a “committed, fanatical, radicalised Islamist terrorist”, who stabbed him to death in a church building while meeting with his constituents, a court heard. Sir David Amess was fatally attacked by Ali Harbi Ali, who tricked his way into a face-to-face meeting with the 69-year-old Southend West MP at […]

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Myanmar repression of Muslim Rohingya is genocide, says US
March 21, 2022 By Faith Matters

Myanmar repression of Muslim Rohingya is genocide, says US

Violent repression of the largely Muslim Rohingya population in Myanmar amounts to genocide, US secretary of state Antony Blinken has said. The declaration is intended to both generate international pressure and lay the groundwork for potential legal action. Authorities made the determination based on confirmed accounts of mass atrocities on civilians by Myanmar’s military in […]

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Man accused of blasphemy stoned to death by mob in Pakistan
February 14, 2022 By Faith Matters

Man accused of blasphemy stoned to death by mob in Pakistan

A 41-year-old man has been stoned to death by a mob for allegedly desecrating the Koran inside a mosque in a village in eastern Pakistan, police have said. Three police officers also were injured, and more than 80 men have been detained after the incident on Saturday evening in the Khanewal district of Punjab province. […]

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Pakistan gunmen kill Christian priest on way home from Mass
January 30, 2022 By Faith Matters

Pakistan gunmen kill Christian priest on way home from Mass

Gunmen have killed one Christian priest and wounded another as they were driving home from Sunday Mass in Pakistan’s north-western city of Peshawar, police said. Father William Siraj, 75, was shot multiple times and died instantly in the ambush in the Gulbahar neighbourhood, while Father Naeem Patrick was treated briefly in hospital for a gunshot […]

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Ex-soldier Lisa Smith married a member of al Qaida while in Syria, court hears
January 27, 2022 By Faith Matters

Ex-soldier Lisa Smith married a member of al Qaida while in Syria, court hears

Former Defence Forces soldier Lisa Smith married a member of al Qaida and stayed in a “bombed-out” house where militia and rebels held meetings when she was in Syria, her trial has heard. The Co Louth woman, 39, has pleaded not guilty to charges of membership of the illegal organisation, the so-called Islamic State, and […]

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