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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…

Serving society is best defence against ‘Muslim radicalisation’

Source: belfasttelegraph.co.uk | BY UMAR NASSER Does practising Islam fundamentally undermine a secular United Kingdom? This is the burning question of the day, one which has predominated the press in various guises over…

Church of England General Synod approves female bishops

theguardian: by Andrew Brown — The Church of England has finally agreed that women may become bishops next year, breaking with nearly 2,000 years of tradition and ending 20 years…

Justin Welby warns of hysteria over threat of Muslim radicalisation

People in Britain are in danger of becoming “too hysterical” as a “national culture of fear” develops about the threat posed by radicalised Muslims, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby,…

UK: Ahmadiyya promoting peace, love and tolerance through Newport buses

Source: southwalesargus.co.uk A BUS advertisement campaign to promote community cohesion in Newport, South Wales and the South West of England was officially launched in the city on Saturday. The Mayor of…

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