UK: The Push to End Free Speech

Sep 17, 2019 by

by Judith Bergman, Gatestone Institute: In April 2018, Britain’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims began work on establishing a “working definition of Islamophobia that can be widely accepted by Muslims, political parties and the government”. In December 2018, the group concluded its work with a “Report on the inquiry into a working definition of Islamophobia / anti-Muslim hatred.” The report defines “Islamophobia” as a form of racism,...

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Koran read at Westminster Abbey as Royal Cathedral bows to Islam

Sep 16, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: Britain’s royal cathedral—the nation’s coronation church since 1066—and the final resting place of 17 monarchs approved a Koranic reading from its lectern at a memorial service last Tuesday. Husein Kavazović, the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina, read from Koran 16: 90-97 at a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Paddy Ashdown—a British politician and former diplomat who served as leader of the Liberal Democrats. Ashdown, who died on 22 December 2018,...

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Genital mutilation on the NHS

Sep 15, 2019 by

by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: THE NHS is setting up support centres for victims of female genital mutilation. Eight walk-in centres where women aged over 18 ‘will be offered expert care’ are to be located in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and five London boroughs: Brent, Waltham Forest, Croydon, Hammersmith and Tower Hamlets. Understandably, victims of the practice have told the BBC that they welcome these new facilities, which they see as ‘a way forward’ that would allow women to ‘speak...

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Hundreds of grooming gang victims are suing Yorkshire authorities

Sep 8, 2019 by

by Chris Burn, The Christian Post: Hundreds of grooming gang victims in Yorkshire are suing the authorities that failed them when they were being abused. Seven Yorkshire councils are currently facing compensation claims from child sexual exploitation victims, while dozens of cases are being brought against South Yorkshire Police for its part in the Rotherham scandal. Using Freedom of Information laws, The Yorkshire Post has uncovered 212 outstanding legal claims against Barnsley, Bradford,...

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Why More Muslims Are Turning to Jesus

Aug 31, 2019 by

by David Garrison, Newsweek: In the 8th century, the Great Imam, Abu Hanifa (699-767), coined the term “House of Islam” (Dar al-Islam) as those places where Muslims enjoyed peace and security under the rule of an Islamic government. The rest of the world Hanifa designated Dar al-Harb or “the House of War.” Hanifa’s triumphalist worldview had been earned by Islamic armies that had already defeated both the Byzantine and Persian superpowers in their first century of...

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What next for attempts to define ‘Islamophobia’?

Aug 30, 2019 by

from Civitas: One of the outstanding issues that Theresa May left for Boris Johnson’s government to pick up this summer concerned demands for there to be an officially-sanctioned definition of ‘Islamophobia’. Campaigners have long been calling for one, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims increased the pressure late last year by producing its own definition, describing Islamophobia as a ‘type of racism’. Given that Muslims are of a religious faith rather...

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