Togo gathering would have been opportunity for Israel to sell more weapons tested on Palestinians.
Prevent strategy documents revealed by CAGE give new insights.
Washington insider nurtured a shadowy group that has cultivated strong ties to Europe’s ruling elite.
In a book subtitled ‘A Gay Muslim’s Hajj of Defiance’, Parvez Sharma’s pilgramage leads him to consider Isis, Wahabbism and the true nature of his faith
In my nightmares, my ihram would fall off in Mecca, subjecting unsuspecting pilgrims to my un-Muslim penisContinue reading...
North Queensland MP George Christensen, who brought the motion to the federal conference, argued it was needed for security reasons
The Nationals have voted down a motion to ban the burqa and other facial coverings in government buildings and other public spaces.
North Queensland federal MP George Christensen, who brought the motion to the federal conference, argued it was needed for security reasons but also noted the party was “bleeding to the right” on issues such as this.Continue reading...
Anti-Palestinian groups are escalating attacks on cafe over a mural honoring Rasmea Odeh.
The government’s study into the social mobility challenges faced by young British Muslims once again shines a troubling spotlight on how race, class, Islamophobia and patriarchy within Muslim communities – and wider British society – is impacting the life chances and quality of life for a significant section of the British population.
It also further highlights the deepening fractures in our society. It is not inconsequential that the report from the government’s social mobility commission has been published days before the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and the subsequent normalisation of anti-Muslim rhetoric in so much of our political, social and media discourse.Continue reading...
Aung San Suu Kyi’s long silence over the desperate plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar has been shameful. With tens of thousands now fleeing atrocities in Rakhine state, the Nobel peace prize winner’s aura of moral sanctity lies in tatters. The Muslim minority are denied citizenship by a government which claims, against the evidence, that they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. After decades of discrimination, matters got much worse. Since 2012 the Rohingya have endured not just immiseration and the denial of basic rights and services – many live in internment camps – but three major waves of violence by government forces and Buddhist Burman nationalists. Myanmar’s de facto leader has turned a blind eye.
Speak up, people have urged her. Do something. So far her words and actions have been as bad as her reticence. The government has blocked access to United Nations human rights investigators and aid workers. A post on her Facebook page blamed “terrorists” for “a huge iceberg of misinformation” about the current violence. Whether she shares the widespread prejudice towards the Rohingya is a moot question: she does not challenge it. Perhaps the populist Islamophobic forces thriving elsewhere encourage such indifference. On Wednesday, shortly after she met Narendra Modi – no stranger to condoning and exploiting vicious Islamophobia – India’s prime minister said his country shared Myanmar’s concerns about “extremist violence” in Rakhine state.Continue reading...
Activist Issa Amro still in PA detention, while head of radio station closed by Israel is released.
Your columnist Nesrine Malik (Can’t talk about Muslims? It seems we do little else, 5 September) claims I wrote in my Daily Telegraph column that I was “deeply uneasy about this Muslim foster family”. That is untrue. The quotation marks are around the headline to my piece, which I didn’t write. I said I was uneasy at the sight of a five-year-old girl in Tower Hamlets given into the care of a woman who wears a burqa, which covers her whole body and face. I also said I consider the burqa to be an extremist garment, which makes the wearer unable to interact with wider society. Therefore, I would not want a child of any religion or ethnicity fostered by someone who wears one. Plenty of people agree.
Foster carers of all kinds do a wonderful job, but social workers are bidden to place children in environments that are sensitive to their needs. The little girl was reported to be crying and complained that Arabic was spoken in the home where she was placed. She was reluctant to return to her foster family. I’m not surprised. A carer in a burqa is hardly a tolerant role model for a British child in the 21st century. Courageous Muslim women in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere are fighting to cast off the life-limiting garment which a misogynist belief system imposes on them. It is unfortunate, to say the least, that a London local authority should endorse it.
Democratic Socialist Carlos Ramirez-Rosa dumped from Biss ticket over BDS.
Fatou, who has a degree in childhood studies, thinks her Muslim religion played a part in her rejection from jobs
Fatou came to the UK from Guinea when she was 16. She dreamed of a successful career as a banker or doctor and had worked hard to gain qualifications, which she had to redo in the UK. She completed her GCSEs and gained a degree in childhood studies from Leeds Metropolitan University.
“My tutor suggested I look at teaching qualifications and I thought ‘why not?’” she said, describing how she ended up achieving QTS (qualified teacher status) in early years education with a good grade.Continue reading...
One in five Muslim adults in full-time work compared with 35% of overall population, Social Mobility Commission says
Muslim men and women are being held back in the workplace by widespread Islamophobia, racism and discrimination, according to a study which finds that Muslim adults are far less likely to be in full-time work.
Research for the government’s social mobility watchdog, shared exclusively with the Guardian, found a strong work ethic and high resilience among Muslims that resulted in impressive results in education.Continue reading...
Renewal of evictions attributed to election of Trump.
Raed al-Salhi, 22, was shot, dragged through streets by undercover forces.
And a circus performer released after 20 months in Israeli jail with no charges.