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Paris knife attacker was French citizen born in Chechnya
May 13, 2018 By Faith Matters

Paris knife attacker was French citizen born in Chechnya

An attacker who stabbed and killed a 29-year-old in central Paris on Saturday (May 12) night was a naturalised Frenchman born in Russia’s Chechnya region in 1997, judicial sources said on Sunday. Rough cut (no reporter narration). The aftermath of a fatal attack on Paris on Saturday night (12 May). A 29-year-old man was killed […]

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Christians should not be second-class citizens, cardinal tells Saudi Arabia
April 27, 2018 By Faith Matters

Christians should not be second-class citizens, cardinal tells Saudi Arabia

A senior Vatican official who last week made a historic visit to Saudi Arabia says he told authorities in the kingdom, where non-Muslim worship is banned, that Christians cannot be considered second-class citizens. French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran’s trip, the first by such a senior Catholic figure, raised hopes of more openness in the kingdom, which […]

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Neo-Fascist ONR, Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny, Offshoot in Manchester
April 17, 2018 By Faith Matters

Neo-Fascist ONR, Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny, Offshoot in Manchester

Oboz Narodowo-Radykalny, (ONR), is also known as the National Radical Camp. It is a fascist and far right organisation which considers itself to be a legacy of the antisemitic movement of the same name which existed during the Second World War. Three days ago, members of the ONR celebrated an anniversary of the organisation in […]

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French Muslims Want to Be Like Anyone Else, Just Not Victims
April 7, 2018 By Faith Matters

French Muslims Want to Be Like Anyone Else, Just Not Victims

We have spent a week in France meeting with key organisations and with people who understand how poisonous the tentacles of Islamist extremism have been and how they have also given rise to greater feelings of anti-Muslim hatred, which have been fuelled by a number of factors. We have spoken to Muslims who see the […]

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Ogniwo – ‘The Link’ Is A Group That Should Concern Us All
March 1, 2018 By Faith Matters

Ogniwo – ‘The Link’ Is A Group That Should Concern Us All

Ogniwo – ‘the Link’, is an organisation that describes itself as a ‘Patriotic Association’ and is active mainly in London but also has chapters in Cambridgeshire and the South of England. Some of their members and sympathisers are known to come from football hooligan circles and can be seen on social media photographs making fascist […]

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Church leaders shut Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre in land, tax protest
February 25, 2018 By Faith Matters

Church leaders shut Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre in land, tax protest

Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called an unprecedented attack on Christians in the Holy Land. Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian church leaders said the holy site, a popular stop for pilgrims and where many Christians believe Jesus […]

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Anti-Ahmadi Rhetoric Rumbles On – With Terms Such As ‘Kafir’ Used
February 11, 2018 By Faith Matters

Anti-Ahmadi Rhetoric Rumbles On – With Terms Such As ‘Kafir’ Used

In 2018 in modern day Britain, there are religious leaders who think that believers of their faith are so weak that different sects may ‘affect’ believers in their faith. Forget the fact that social media, access to the Internet, Daesh, unemployment and reduced life chances may affect the faith of the congregation, today, they are […]

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How A Boarding School in Indonesia Generated a Global Jihad
November 12, 2017 By Faith Matters

How A Boarding School in Indonesia Generated a Global Jihad

We know that specific institutions have on many occasions been the generator for producing radicalised individuals who go onto commit terrorists attacks. Another such institution based in Indonesia which has generated militants from Indonesia to Syria, has been the Ibnu Mas’ud boarding school where Muslim students are provided with boarding facilities, food and religious education.  […]

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Tehrik-e-Labaik Islamist Party in Pakistan Lionises the Murderer of Glasgow Shopkeeper, Asad Shah
October 30, 2017 By Faith Matters

Tehrik-e-Labaik Islamist Party in Pakistan Lionises the Murderer of Glasgow Shopkeeper, Asad Shah

The murder of Asad Shah, the Glasgow based shopkeeper was a brutal affair. We know this, partly because the spiritual leader of the Islamist group Tehrik-e-Labaik, Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, described in detail the actions that the convicted murderer, Tanveer Ahmed, undertook on the defenceless Shah. The description of the murder of Asad Shah was […]

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Extremists change narrative to attract vulnerable youths to cause
September 5, 2017 By Faith Matters

Extremists change narrative to attract vulnerable youths to cause

LONDON: The latest wave of terror attacks across Europe has drawn the spotlight on popular platforms being used as a recruiting tool for groups like Daesh to spread their message of hate and recruit young extremists with increasingly sophisticated narratives. As the front lines of conflict extend from the Middle East to the streets of […]

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