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Why the British government stands with Israel no matter how large the solidarity with Gaza protests

Guardian: Pro-Israel lobby group bankrolling Tories, film claims 50% of MPs in the shadow cabinet are Conservative Friends of Israel members, according to Channel 4′s Dispatches Channel 4′s film alleges…

Why are so many people obsessed with Muslim women’s wardrobes? It’s dangerous to target a minority of women for the way they dress, argues Shaista Aziz

If someone asked you to list the most sinister developments of our time, I guess a few of us would say the atom bomb, warfare, the HIV virus, global hunger…

Exclusive: UK sustained civil war in Syria, says former army chief

Former Chief of General Staff is damning of the British Government’s policy in Iraq and Syria, saying that it helped to sustain civil wars by unleashing forces it did not…

My brother, the suicide bomber: why British men go to Syria

Waheed was an ordinary boy who played football and loved sci-fi movies. This year, he blew himself up in Aleppo. Abu Jamal left to join the jihadis. Tauqir is an…

Islamic State ‘fatwa’ ordering FGM ‘likely to be a hoax’

The Telegraph: by Richard Spencer — A “fatwa” by the extremist group Islamic State ordering women in areas of Iraq under its control to undergo female genital mutilation is now…

What British Jews really think about the Gaza conflict

theguardian: by Keith Kahn-Harris — It suits a variety of agendas to claim that British Jews are largely united in support for Israel during this current round of conflict. Israelis and…

What British Jews really think about the Gaza conflict

The British Jewish community is often portrayed as being united on Israel – but opinion is far more complex and wide-ranging than that by Keith Kahn-Harris theguardian.com, Wednesday 23 July…

Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam – review

Along with the “Trojan Horse” controversy about the imposition of a strict Islamic ethos on a number of Birmingham schools, the disclosure that several hundred Britons have been to Syria…

Magna Carta exhibit opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

This video is courtesy of Dr. Amir Malik, Houston, TX Additional Reading Book Review: The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World Shariah and Constitution: A…

UK: Dome Plan for Halesowen Ahmadiyya Mosque rejected

Source: expressandstar.com The plans to extend The Baitul Ghafoor Mosque on Long Lane have been rejected by the Dudley Council. More than 225 residents signed a petition opposing the plans, fearing the…

UK to press European allies for tougher sanctions against Russia over MH17

The Guardian: EU to consider further oil, gas, defence and financial penalties if Putin does not encourage rebels to allow access to crash site. The UK will urge other European…

Amnesty International to UK: Stop all arms sales – don’t facilitate war crimes

Amnesty International: It began just after four o’clock on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Four young boys, all cousins from the same family, were playing football on a Gaza beach. The…

Thousands march through London over Gaza crisis

BBC news — Thousands of people have marched through central London to call for an end to Israel’s ground campaign and air strikes in Gaza. Protesters marched from Downing Street…

UK: Ahmadi Muslims launch British values bus campaign in Bristol

Source: gazetteseries.co.uk SOUTH Gloucestershire buses are to feature a new advertising campaign promoting a Muslim group’s British values. The Ahmadiyya Muslim association in Bristol has launched the positive drive to promote…

Heaven’s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance by Harris Irfan, review: ‘noble intentions’ Is sharia-compliant banking just a way of twisting the rules?

By Mona Siddiqui8:00AM BST 19 Jul 2014 Even those who assume to know something about sharia – Islamic law – are reticent to make claims about Islamic finance, so complex…

Muslim groups slam new call for UK burka ban

Muslim groups across the UK have hit out against a campaign to ban burkas, saying the “dangerous” move would fuel Islamophobia at a time of increasing racial tensions in Britain.…

Kelly Hollins and 5000 Others, How They Came to Islam

Converting to Islam: British women on prayer, peace and prejudice Around 5,000 British people convert to Islam every year – and most of them are women. Six of them talk…

British far-right group ‘invades’ UK mosque, demands it remove ‘sexist’ signs

Aljazeera: The far-right group Britain First posted a video (link is external) showing several members of its ‘Kent battalion’ entering the Crayford Mosque and confronting an elderly man about signs…

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