Category Archives: International

Anti-Sharia proposals will do little to integrate isolated communities

Briefing the cabinet last week on the latest strategy to encourage new arrivals in the UK to integrate, Sajid Javid did not shy away from citing his own background. How is it, he asked, that one British Muslim lad born

Anti-Sharia proposals will do little to integrate isolated communities

Briefing the cabinet last week on the latest strategy to encourage new arrivals in the UK to integrate, Sajid Javid did not shy away from citing his own background. How is it, he asked, that one British Muslim lad born

Angela Merkel is about to pay for the ‘Mutti’ of all blunders

…. Often in history it is not the motives that matter, but the consequences. Since the start of 2015, Germany has received 1.38m “initial asylum applications”, about a third of them from Syrians. Three-quarters of the asylum seekers are aged

Angela Merkel is about to pay for the ‘Mutti’ of all blunders

…. Often in history it is not the motives that matter, but the consequences. Since the start of 2015, Germany has received 1.38m “initial asylum applications”, about a third of them from Syrians. Three-quarters of the asylum seekers are aged

Scout master fired for ‘Darth Vader’ veil jibe

A Scout master has been expelled for comparing a Muslim leader who wore a niqab, which covers the face, to the Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Brian Walker, 63, an assistant Explorer Scout leader, complained to Scouting magazine after it

Scout master fired for ‘Darth Vader’ veil jibe

A Scout master has been expelled for comparing a Muslim leader who wore a niqab, which covers the face, to the Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Brian Walker, 63, an assistant Explorer Scout leader, complained to Scouting magazine after it

We’ll stand up for schools that ban hijabs and fasting, pledges minister

Schools that try to ban hijabs or fasting will receive government support if they face a backlash, a minister has pledged. Lord Agnew of Oulton, the schools minister, says that he will help head teachers to make difficult and “sensitive”

We’ll stand up for schools that ban hijabs and fasting, pledges minister

Schools that try to ban hijabs or fasting will receive government support if they face a backlash, a minister has pledged. Lord Agnew of Oulton, the schools minister, says that he will help head teachers to make difficult and “sensitive”

Anti-extremism tsar Sara Khan has no credibility, say Muslim groups

Downing Street was forced yesterday to defend its appointment of Britain’s first counterextremism commissioner after complaints from Muslim groups. A petition to the Home Office signed by 100 Muslim organisations and scholars called for Sara Khan to be removed from

Anti-extremism tsar Sara Khan has no credibility, say Muslim groups

Downing Street was forced yesterday to defend its appointment of Britain’s first counterextremism commissioner after complaints from Muslim groups. A petition to the Home Office signed by 100 Muslim organisations and scholars called for Sara Khan to be removed from

Amanda Spielman interview: ‘There are children in this country for whom British values are meaningless’

…. What horrifies her most is “the extent to which there are places in society that are very determined to have children not even knowing that there is any other way of thinking besides that which prevails in their particular

Amanda Spielman interview: ‘There are children in this country for whom British values are meaningless’

…. What horrifies her most is “the extent to which there are places in society that are very determined to have children not even knowing that there is any other way of thinking besides that which prevails in their particular

Al-Hijrah Islamic school defies ruling on mixing sexes

One of Britain’s first state-funded Islamic schools is to be the subject of an appeal against a court ruling that it was guilty of sex discrimination by separating girls and boys from the age of nine for lessons, breaks and

Al-Hijrah Islamic school defies ruling on mixing sexes

One of Britain’s first state-funded Islamic schools is to be the subject of an appeal against a court ruling that it was guilty of sex discrimination by separating girls and boys from the age of nine for lessons, breaks and

Concern over rise in animals killed without stunning

The number of animals killed without being stunned has risen sharply under a government exemption for Muslims and Jews from humane slaughter rules. Almost a quarter of lambs had their throats cut without first being made insensible to pain, according

Concern over rise in animals killed without stunning

The number of animals killed without being stunned has risen sharply under a government exemption for Muslims and Jews from humane slaughter rules. Almost a quarter of lambs had their throats cut without first being made insensible to pain, according

Home schooling is blamed for rise of extremist Islam

Unregulated education including home schooling and the segregation of some communities are helping to create extremists and future terrorists, the national police counterterrorism co-ordinator warned. Neil Basu, a deputy assistant commissioner at the Metropolitan Police, said that some “disenfranchised” members

Home schooling is blamed for rise of extremist Islam

Unregulated education including home schooling and the segregation of some communities are helping to create extremists and future terrorists, the national police counterterrorism co-ordinator warned. Neil Basu, a deputy assistant commissioner at the Metropolitan Police, said that some “disenfranchised” members

Moderate Muslims need help from all of us

…. I see a tightrope along which we have to walk and keep walking. On the one side is an attempt to pretend that there is no problem. This suggests terrorism is less significant than road accidents, grooming gangs are

Moderate Muslims need help from all of us

…. I see a tightrope along which we have to walk and keep walking. On the one side is an attempt to pretend that there is no problem. This suggests terrorism is less significant than road accidents, grooming gangs are