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Casey Review Highlights a Number of Alarming Areas Around the Lack of Integration
December 5, 2016 By Faith Matters

Casey Review Highlights a Number of Alarming Areas Around the Lack of Integration

Dame Louise Casey’s long awaited report has highlighted a number of alarming areas and with one predominant feature. That at the heart of Government, a more robust and focussed approach needs to be taken on integration policies which have been previously ticked off by successive Governments by sponsoring interfaith work, as though the ‘tea and […]

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90
November 26, 2016 By Faith Matters

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He was 90. A towering figure of the 20th century and Cold War icon, Castro stuck to his ideology beyond the collapse of Soviet […]

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Iraq PM Abadi announces start of Mosul offensive
October 17, 2016 By Faith Matters

Iraq PM Abadi announces start of Mosul offensive

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday announced the start of an offensive to retake Mosul, the capital of Islamic State’s so-called caliphate in Iraq. “I announce today the start of the heroic operations to free you from the terror and the oppression of Daesh,” he said in a speech on state TV, using an […]

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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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