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Muslim Council of Britain rejects findings of Trojan horse report

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 8:05pm
Religious body insists that claims that Islamists were plotting to take over Birmingham schools are 'patently absurd'The Muslim Council of Britain has warned education authorities "not to be ...
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For Arab Christians and secular Arab nationalists, Isis may be the death knell | William Dalrymple

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 3:47pm
In a Middle East rebuilt on intolerant ideologies, there is likely to be little place for beleaguered minoritiesThe past decade has been catastrophic for the Arab world's beleaguered 12 million ...
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Uproar over Hindu nationalist MP 'force-feeding' Muslim during Ramadan

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:42am
Angry scenes in Indian parliament over footage of Rajan Baburao Vichare trying to push chapati into fasting man's mouthIndia's parliament erupted in anger on Wednesday after television footage ...
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How outsourcing terror cases to the US can inadvertently result in a fair trial | Arun Kundnani and Jeanne Theoharis

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 6:00am
The UK government tried to disappear Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad to the US, but the basic rules of evidence were unexpectedly appliedDays after Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad were extradited to the ...
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Radical preacher back in Melbourne after deportation from Philippines

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 2:59am
Police question Musa Cerantonio, but Isis supporters offensive' social media posts not found to breach Australian law Radical Islamic preacher Robert Musa Cerantonio has arrived in Melbourne after ...
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The Guardian view on Michael Gove's legacy: undergoing modification | Editorial

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:10pm
The new education secretary, Nicky Morgan, says she is continuity Gove. But she has prepared the ground for retreatMichael Gove sat in unaccustomed silence in the chief whip's place on the end of ...
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Muslims aren't shocked to discover we are watched. But we won't be scared | Laila Alawa

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:15am
Can revelations about 'sting' operations move the government beyond 9/11-era discrimination? Because you can't stop terrorism by alienating a generation of peopleEven after immigrating as a child ...
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Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 1:30pm
Human Rights Watch documents 'sting' operations Report raises questions about post-9/11 civil rightsNearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 ...
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Sudanese editor beaten up after calling for closer ties with Israel

Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:13am
A gang of armed, masked men stormed the headquarters of the Sudanese newspaper Al-Tayar, beat up its editor-in-chief, Osman Merghani, threatened other employees, and then stole their computers and ...
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Findings of the Kershaw report into Birmingham's 'Trojan horse' schools

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:30pm
Report suggests governors were disruptive but council failed to respond and Ofsted did not 'identify dysfunction'A number of "key individuals, predominantly men of Pakistani heritage ... are ...
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Convert, pay tax, or die, Islamic State warns Christians

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 10:19pm
Insurgents issue ultimatum to Iraq's dwindling Christian population to abide by 'dhimma' contract or face the swordIslamist insurgents have issued an ultimatum to northern Iraq's dwindling ...
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Fears of Islamophobia gave activists free rein in Birmingham schools

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 7:45pm
Scathing report prompts call for rethink of schools oversight as MP threatens to name council officials who took no actionA group of fundamentalist "activists", mostly men of Pakistani ...
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The Trojan horse plot shows we must clarify religions place in state schools | Usama Hasan

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 4:17pm
Isolationist and xenophobic tendencies must be challenged robustly and not accepted as part of faith or cultural practiceIn my youth I was a member of a UK organisation that called itself The ...
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The Trojan horse inquirys draft report shows Michael Gove had to go | Hugh Muir

Fri, 18/07/2014 - 9:01am
It was Goves determination to shake up the educational blob that allowed ideologues to target Birmingham schoolsA eureka moment. We spent 48 hours trying to understand why the prime minister was ...
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Leaked report reveals 'aggressive Islamist agenda' in Birmingham schools

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 11:34pm
Exclusive: Draft report from 'Trojan horse' inquiry uncovers evidence of coordinated plan to impose hardline Sunni Islam Trojan horse inquiry: 'A coordinated agenda to impose hardline Sunni ...
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Trojan horse inquiry: 'A coordinated agenda to impose hardline Sunni Islam'

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 6:21pm
Investigation finds Islamist plan would have confined pupils in Birmingham schools to 'intolerant monoculture' if left uncheckedAn investigation ordered by the government has found a ...
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British Jihadis' threat to UK is exaggerated, says report

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 3:48pm
British Jihadis are motivated by wanting to topple Bashar Assad dictatorship in Syria says group critical of British counterterrorism policyGovernment and security officials have greatly ...
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Jihad, justice and the American way: is this a model for fair terrorism trials? | Sadhbh Walshe

Thu, 17/07/2014 - 2:19pm
The government stokes fear and fails to understand the Muslim world. But inside at least one courtroom remains an unusual precedent: context can be served Plus: Briton Babar Ahmad gets 12 years ...
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White House Iftar dinner guests press Obama on surveillance of Muslims

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 4:56pm
Days after revelations that Muslim activists targeted for surveillance, president gathered community leaders for Ramadan mealAttendees of a White House dinner this week celebrating a Muslim ...
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Why I fasted for peace in the Middle East | Margaret Jacobi

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 12:03pm
As a Progressive Jew I dont normally keep the fast, but yesterday there was ample cause for mourning: the loss of life in Israel and PalestineLike many people Jews and non-Jews alike I have been ...
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