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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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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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