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REPORT LAUNCH: Sectarianism, Extremism & Hate Crime: The Impacts on the Ahmadiyya Community
October 9, 2016 By Faith Matters

REPORT LAUNCH: Sectarianism, Extremism & Hate Crime: The Impacts on the Ahmadiyya Community

This report, entitled ‘Sectarianism, Extremism and Hate Crime, the Impacts on the Ahmadiyya Community’, contextualises the historical and modern drivers of sectarianism against Ahmadi communities, both domestically and internationally. It highlights a history of social activities by Ahmadi groups and the manner in which they initially bridged Muslim and non-Muslim communities through debate, discourse and […]

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The Islamic New Year and Jewish New Year Co-exist in 2016
October 2, 2016 By Faith Matters

The Islamic New Year and Jewish New Year Co-exist in 2016

The start of the Islamic New Year (Hijri) and the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) take place at the same time this year on the 2nd of October 2016. The Hijri is the start of the new Islamic year and this year marks the beginning of the Hijri year 1438. It is based on lunar […]

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Sister of French militants put under formal investigation
September 24, 2016 By Faith Matters

Sister of French militants put under formal investigation

The sister of French Islamist militants Fabien and Jean-Michel Clain was put under formal investigation for criminal association in relation to a terrorist undertaking and remanded in custody on Saturday, a judicial source said. Anne-Diana Clain, born in 1975, was arrested Tuesday night at Roissy international airport near Paris along with her partner, who had […]

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Oklahoma mother charged with using crucifix to kill ‘possessed’ daughter
August 31, 2016 By Faith Matters

Oklahoma mother charged with using crucifix to kill ‘possessed’ daughter

A 49-year-old Oklahoma woman has been charged with first-degree murder on suspicion of killing her daughter whom she thought was possessed by the devil by jamming a crucifix down her throat and beating her, court records released on Tuesday showed. Juanita Gomez was booked last week in the death of Geneva Gomez, whose body was […]

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Anjem Choudhary Hated the Very Essence of Democracy – That is Why He Attacked Councillors
August 26, 2016 By Faith Matters

Anjem Choudhary Hated the Very Essence of Democracy – That is Why He Attacked Councillors

The Director of Faith Matters, Fiyaz Mughal, writes about the intimidation and inflammatory nature of the actions of Anjem Choudhary and his young coterie of followers, in targeting elected councillors. Anjem Choudhary has finally been brought to justice. One of the most infamous Islamist faces on TV screens across the globe, this Pied Piper of […]

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Muslims join today’s Eucharist at Bethnal Green to mark French priest’s murder by Islamists
August 26, 2016 By Faith Matters

Muslims join today’s Eucharist at Bethnal Green to mark French priest’s murder by Islamists

A service at St John’s on Bethnal Green was held in the wake of the murder last month of Father Jacques Hamel. One Muslim at the service, Mohammed Amin, publicly denounced Islamic extremism as “barbarity”. He said: “I am outraged by the way bloodthirsty savages like ISIS have hijacked my religion and used it to […]

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Syria talks should not rest on halt in Aleppo fighting – Russia
August 10, 2016 By Faith Matters

Syria talks should not rest on halt in Aleppo fighting – Russia

Russia warned on Tuesday that the next round of Syria peace talks should not be contingent on a halt to fighting in Aleppo after U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told the U.N. Security Council he aims to reconvene negotiations in late August. Speaking after a closed door meeting of the 15-member council, Russian U.N. […]

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Mental Health Issues Are Increasingly Behind Frenzied Atacks
August 4, 2016 By Faith Matters

Mental Health Issues Are Increasingly Behind Frenzied Atacks

The murder of a 60 year old U.S. citizen on the streets of London is another indicator of how mental health issues are increasingly found to be at the heart of frenzied attacks. However, it is important to clarify and note that the vast and overwhelming majority of individuals who suffer mental health issues are […]

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Pope says it wrong to identify Islam with violence
July 31, 2016 By Faith Matters

Pope says it wrong to identify Islam with violence

Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. “I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence,” he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip […]

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Facebook Page to the Murderer of Asad Shah is An Affront to Decency
July 10, 2016 By Faith Matters

Facebook Page to the Murderer of Asad Shah is An Affront to Decency

We were notified last week of a Facebook page to the self-confessed killer of Asad Shah, Tanveer Qadiri. The Facebook page, which has 1,621 ‘Likes’ on it, (as of the 10th of July), glorifies and attracts sympathisers who glorify the killer of Asad Shah who was brutally attacked outside his shop in Glasgow. The attack […]

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