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Vacancy:  Oral History Project Worker – ‘From East to West’ Project
May 11, 2022 By Faith Matters

Vacancy: Oral History Project Worker – ‘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 from Uganda in 1972. The project will mark the 50th […]

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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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Lisa Smith ‘enveloped herself in the black flag of Islamic State’, court hears
January 25, 2022 By Faith Matters

Lisa Smith ‘enveloped herself in the black flag of Islamic State’, court hears

Former Defence Forces soldier Lisa Smith “enveloped herself in the black flag” of the so-called Islamic State, the Special Criminal Court has heard. The Co Louth woman, 39, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of membership of the illegal organisation and of providing funds to benefit the group. Sean Gillane SC, for the prosecution, […]

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Christian convert receives death threat following Liverpool bombing
November 22, 2021 By Faith Matters

Christian convert receives death threat following Liverpool bombing

A Christian convert at a church connected with the Liverpool bomber has received a death threat in the wake of the Remembrance Sunday terror attack. Iraq-born Emad Al Swealmeen, the 32-year-old bomber, converted to Christianity in 2015 and in 2017 lived with Christian volunteers Malcolm and Elizabeth Hitchcott, who attended St Philemon’s Church in Toxteth. […]

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Fishmongers’ Hall attacker had ‘hate in eyes’ and ‘evil intent’, inquest told
May 7, 2021 By Faith Matters

Fishmongers’ Hall attacker had ‘hate in eyes’ and ‘evil intent’, inquest told

Convicted terrorist Usman Khan exposed “hate in his eyes” and “evil intent” before he launched an attack on Fishmongers’ Hall, an inquest has heard. On November 29 2019, Khan, from Stafford, was shot dead after fatally stabbing Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, at a prisoners’ educational event in London. Six months […]

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