Use mosque visits to tackle Islamophobia, schools told

Schools should take pupils on trips to mosques in an attempt to tackle Islamophobia among their parents, the faith minister has said. Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth also said that all churches, mosques, synagogues and temples should be twinned with places

Use mosque visits to tackle Islamophobia, schools told

Schools should take pupils on trips to mosques in an attempt to tackle Islamophobia among their parents, the faith minister has said. Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth also said that all churches, mosques, synagogues and temples should be twinned with places

Tories need to promote and elect more Muslims, Ruth Davidson says in swipe at Boris’s burka row

The ex-Foreign Secretary sparked a furious party row after he compared women wearing burkas to bank robbers and letter boxes. But tonight Ms Davidson, who is seven months pregnant with her first child, will say she will make sure more

Tories need to promote and elect more Muslims, Ruth Davidson says in swipe at Boris’s burka row

The ex-Foreign Secretary sparked a furious party row after he compared women wearing burkas to bank robbers and letter boxes. But tonight Ms Davidson, who is seven months pregnant with her first child, will say she will make sure more

Unstunned halal meat back on school menu – for now

The county council has decided to suspend its ban on beef and lamb from animals which are not rendered unconscious before Islamic religious slaughter until its full meeting on October 18. This will give all Lancashire’s county councillors the chance

Unstunned halal meat back on school menu – for now

The county council has decided to suspend its ban on beef and lamb from animals which are not rendered unconscious before Islamic religious slaughter until its full meeting on October 18. This will give all Lancashire’s county councillors the chance

Women defiant as Denmark’s full-face veil ban comes into effect

DENMARK’S CONTROVERSIAL BAN on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force today as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women’s rights,

Women defiant as Denmark’s full-face veil ban comes into effect

DENMARK’S CONTROVERSIAL BAN on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force today as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women’s rights,

Inside Britain’s secretive sharia courts: Veil is lifted on the religious tribunals where downtrodden women plead with judges to dissolve their marriages

What strikes you first is the squalid nature of the women’s stories. Their husbands have beaten and abused them, they claim; lied and cheated, cavorted with prostitutes, become addicted to drugs. One weeping wife even accuses her spouse of molesting

Inside Britain’s secretive sharia courts: Veil is lifted on the religious tribunals where downtrodden women plead with judges to dissolve their marriages

What strikes you first is the squalid nature of the women’s stories. Their husbands have beaten and abused them, they claim; lied and cheated, cavorted with prostitutes, become addicted to drugs. One weeping wife even accuses her spouse of molesting

The wind in my hair: one Iranian woman’s courageous struggle against being forced to wear the hijab

Masih Alinejad unties her hair, and a sea of corkscrew curls cascades down her shoulders. It looks amazing, but the significance of Masih’s hair isn’t looks – it’s politics. Masih is an Iranian activist who has spent her life fighting

The wind in my hair: one Iranian woman’s courageous struggle against being forced to wear the hijab

Masih Alinejad unties her hair, and a sea of corkscrew curls cascades down her shoulders. It looks amazing, but the significance of Masih’s hair isn’t looks – it’s politics. Masih is an Iranian activist who has spent her life fighting

US fantasies of Islamised Britain do matter

Thanks to the internet, loony American views of a UK lost to radicalism, Sharia and crime are gaining ground here too. There is a western country that terrifies the American right. Its capital city is already lost to Islam, and

US fantasies of Islamised Britain do matter

Thanks to the internet, loony American views of a UK lost to radicalism, Sharia and crime are gaining ground here too. There is a western country that terrifies the American right. Its capital city is already lost to Islam, and

All hail Ms Marvel, a young, female Muslim superhero for our times

At long last, Hollywood is planning a blockbuster film in which a Muslim will not be a threat but a kickass heroine. When news circulated on Tuesday that Marvel was going to bring a Pakistani-American 16-year-old girl, Kamala Khan (aka

All hail Ms Marvel, a young, female Muslim superhero for our times

At long last, Hollywood is planning a blockbuster film in which a Muslim will not be a threat but a kickass heroine. When news circulated on Tuesday that Marvel was going to bring a Pakistani-American 16-year-old girl, Kamala Khan (aka

Islamophobia is real. Stop the obsession with semantics

…. most people of good faith understand that Islamophobia as a concept or social phenomenon also goes beyond a literalist dictionary definition. The term was first popularised by the Runnymede Trust in a report published in 1997. The term had

Islamophobia is real. Stop the obsession with semantics

…. most people of good faith understand that Islamophobia as a concept or social phenomenon also goes beyond a literalist dictionary definition. The term was first popularised by the Runnymede Trust in a report published in 1997. The term had

Islamophobia is a fiction to shut down debate

Now consider Islamophobia. Anyone who calls out Islamist extremism as a fanatical or primitive interpretation of Islam currently dominant in the Muslim world is called an Islamophobe. Anyone who says the Muslim Brotherhood is a conspiracy to Islamise the world

Islamophobia is a fiction to shut down debate

Now consider Islamophobia. Anyone who calls out Islamist extremism as a fanatical or primitive interpretation of Islam currently dominant in the Muslim world is called an Islamophobe. Anyone who says the Muslim Brotherhood is a conspiracy to Islamise the world