We must have the right to mock Muslimness

May 16, 2019 by

by Brendan O’Neill, spiked: A proposed new definition of ‘Islamophobia’ would severely curtail public debate. Here’s one of the weirdest things about 21st-century Britain: we have a real problem with radical Islam and yet politicians want to make it harder for us to talk openly about Islam. Islamist extremism is on the rise. A minority of Muslim Brits have embraced a super intolerant version of their religion. It is not uncommon to see groups of shouty young men and veiled young women...

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Open letter to Home Secretary rejects Islamophobia definition

May 15, 2019 by

from Christian Concern: An open letter to the Home Secretary warning against the adoption of a proposed definition of Islamophobia has been signed by over 40 leading experts from a range of religious backgrounds. Signatories include Professor Richard Dawkins, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Lord Singh of Wimbledon, author and historian Tom Holland, and Pastor Ade Omooba MBE. The letter, representing many Christians, atheists, Sikhs and others, criticises the...

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Durham Church offers to cover crosses while hosting Muslim Iftar meal

May 15, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: A parish church in the Diocese of Durham has been criticised for “being ashamed of the gospel” after saying it would cover crosses and other sacred images in order to host Islamic prayers and an Iftar meal for the local Muslim community. The Church of St Matthew and St Luke, Darlington, also agreed to provide separate worship space so men and women could offer segregated worship. Muslim representatives met with Vicar Revd Lissa Scott and agreed to set apart two...

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Bishop of London and Sadiq Khan host interfaith Ramadan event at St Paul’s Cathedral

May 15, 2019 by

By Ruth Sax, Premier: St Paul’s Cathedral played host to an interfaith event on Tuesday to mark Ramadan. Bishop of London Rt Rev Sarah Mullally and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan welcomed a host of young people from different religions ahead of an Iftar where Muslims break their fast. Speaking to Premier at the event, Mr Khan said: “I want to pay huge tribute to the Bishop of London and everyone at St Paul’s Cathedral for opening up this really special cathedral and spiritual...

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Bishop of London and Sadiq Khan host interfaith Ramadan event at St Paul’s Cathedral

May 9, 2019 by

by Ruth Sax, Premier: St Paul’s Cathedral played host to an interfaith event on Tuesday to mark Ramadan. Bishop of London Rt Rev Sarah Mullally and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan welcomed a host of young people from different religions ahead of an Iftar where Muslims break their fast. Speaking to Premier at the event, Mr Khan said: “I want to pay huge tribute to the Bishop of London and everyone at St Paul’s Cathedral for opening up this really special cathedral and spiritual...

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Hijab Jihad

May 6, 2019 by

by William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine: When I read articles about jihad attacks in other countries, I occasionally come across readers’ comments to the effect that the jihadist would be in for a big surprise if he tried to pull off a jihad attack in rural Pennsylvania or rural Mississippi or (insert your favorite gun-toting state here). I cannot help thinking that a more likely scenario is one in which the commenter comes in for a big surprise when the police knock on his door and charge him...

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