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Muslim Groups are Putting Their Faith in Food Banks to Help the Poor

Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and regular volunteer at a Muslim food bank in London, sees a constant stream of people picking up packaged goods to feed themselves over…

Student Raises Thousands for Homeless Hero Who Offered Her Money

Dominique Harrison-Bentzen declined his generous offer, but was so moved by the gesture that she started a campaign to raise enough money to help him get a flat. She called…

Non-EU family members do not need visa to enter UK, says European court Judges’ decision in McCarthy case is another setback in campaign by British government to control immigration from EU

Non-EU family members do not need visa to enter UK, says European court Judges’ decision in McCarthy case is another setback in campaign by British government to control immigration from…

Men arrested after Isil leaflets handed out in Oxford Street

Telegraph: Two men have been arrested following a storm over extremists handing out leaflets in London’s Oxford Street urging Britons to join Isil. The men, both from Luton, were arrested…

Map shows world’s ‘most racist’ countries (and the answers may surprise you)

Mail Online: by Hugo Gye — Jordan and India named the world’s least tolerant countries U.S., Britain, Canada and South America are among the least racist Survey asks people if…

The European country that cares the least about Christmas

  Despite Britain seemingly going into festive lockdown from about 3 October every year, our cross-Channel neighbours are far less enthusiastic about Christmas. This chart from Statista, using data collated by…

UK Women News: Saudi Cleric Says Women Are not required to Wear Hijab

Saudi Cleric Says Women Are not required to Wear Hijab, Can Put Makeup   Around 5,000 Yazidi women and girls have been kidnapped by IS militants, who sell them as…

UK torture inquiry could summon Blair and Straw

Epigraph: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.  Article 5 of  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Source: The Guardian By Rowena Mason…

100 YEARS ON : What the Tramp tells us about Charlie Chaplin – By Michèle Laird

The birth 100 years ago of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp is celebrated on all five continents this year. In Switzerland, where Chaplin spent the last 22 years of his life,…

Why millions of Muslims are signing up for online dating

By Lydia Green BBC Arabic Arranged marriages are standard practice in many societies, but the introductions and screening process can be an ordeal for the young people involved – even…

De-radicalizing the Muslim Youth in the West

De-Radicalising the Muslim Diaspora in the West     By Taj Hashmi December 07, 2014 SEVERAL Bangladeshi-British youths have recently been indicted in Britain for their alleged links with the…

Thought-provoking ideas in religious studies

theguardian —  Pupils from St Marylebone school, London, attend a multi-faith assembly in church. It would be a grave disservice to students “to ditch religious studies in school” (Loose canon,…

Tories seek to avert rift with Church of England in wake of food bank report

Guardian: The Conservative party is seeking to avert one of its biggest rifts with the Church of England for decades as an all-party report on food banks warns that Britain…

UK: Teetotal Muslims ‘to blame’ for pub closures – Tory peer

RT News:  A former brewery boss and Tory peer has blamed the closure of “many” British pubs on the rise of non-drinking Muslims communities. Lord Hodgson also said cut-price alcohol…

Lord Mayor walks out of Islamic charity lunch after his lady consort was told she had to sit downstairs at the event

Daily Mail: A Lord Mayor walked out of an Islamic charity lunch after discovering that he would have to be segregated from his female consort. Labour councillor John Thomas, 70,…

Gay Muslim doctor Nazim Mahmood commits suicide after mother tells him to ‘cure’ his homosexuality

ibtimes.co.uk: A London doctor killed himself by jumping naked from his penthouse apartment after his mother pushed him to seek a “cure” for his homosexuality, an inquest has heard. READ…

Tory peer blames Muslims for decline of pub industry

independent.co.uk: A Conservative peer – also a former brewery boss – has been labelled “ridiculous” for blaming Britain’s Muslim community for the collapse in pub numbers. During a House of…

‘Alan Henning was final straw’ Ex-British soldiers avenging death by fighting IS in Syria

express.co.uk: Jamie Read, from Cumbria, made headlines last month after it was revealed he had gone to the war-stricken country to fight alongside the Kurds in the battle against IS…

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