Articles by: 5Pillarz

Asim Qureshi of CAGE

CAGE, Jihadi John and the demonisation of Muslim activism

Opinion 27th February 2015 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

Political blogger Imran Shah reflects on the high-profile press conference about Muhammad Emwazi that CAGE gave yesterday, as well as the Islamophobic response to it.  As the story broke, CAGE’s Asim Qureshi and Cerie Bullivant took to the media to give a counter-narrative to the usual “Muslim terrorist radicalised by […]

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Greenwich Islamic Centre

Greenwich Islamic Centre denies links with Muhammad Emwazi

UK 27th February 2015 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

Greenwich Islamic Centre, where the newly-unmasked ISIS excecutionner Muhammad Emwazi, aka “Jihadi John,” is alleged to have attended has denied any links to him. The director of the mosque Dr Tariq Abbasi said he had “no knowledge of any such visit made by him”. In a statement he said: “It […]

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CAGE: Muhammad Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, radicalized by Britain

CAGE: Muhammad Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, radicalized by Britain

UK 26th February 2015 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

Advocacy organisation CAGE has issued a press release saying Mohammed Emwazi, who has been identified as Jihadi John, was radicalised by the British security services. Here is the press release below in full: Since 2001, the British authorities have systematically shifted the spotlight away from its foreign policy and its […]

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Jihadi John

Jihadi John “identified” as Londoner Mohammed Emzawi

UK 26th February 2015 at 11:33 am 0 comments

The Washington Post is reporting that the masked ISIS executioner known as “Jihadi John” has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British man believed to be from West London who was known to UK security services. Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the […]

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BBC poll highlights Islamophobia fears

BBC poll highlights Islamophobia fears

UK 25th February 2015 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

Almost 50% of British Muslims believe they face discrimination because of their faith and that Britain is becoming less tolerant, while the same percentage feel prejudice against Islam makes it difficult being a Muslim in the UK, according to a BBC poll. Some 35% said they felt most British people […]

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The Msakni family

French Muslim family accused of “radicalism” get their kids back

Europe, France, World 23rd February 2015 at 11:52 pm 0 comments

A French Muslim family who had their children taken away by the authorities in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks have got them back. Meher and Aicha Msakni, from Bourgoin Jallieu near Lyon, were allowed to return home with their five children after a court lifted a confiscation order […]

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“Muslim Manifesto” to be launched ahead of UK General Election

“Muslim Manifesto” to be launched ahead of UK General Election

UK 23rd February 2015 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

A “Muslim Manifesto” consultation process is being launched in the House of Lords tonight, with the aim of presenting a list of recommendations about the needs of British Muslims to all political parties ahead of the General Election on March 7. The Muslim Manifesto is a call-to-action and a set […]

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Kabir Cheema

EXPOSED: The face of the undercover reporter who infiltrated Global Aid Trust

Editor's Desk, UK 22nd February 2015 at 10:00 am 0 comments

This is the face of the undercover reporter who infiltrated Global Aid Trust (GAT) for the ITV documentary Charities Behaving Badly, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. Several sources have confirmed to 5Pillars that the name the undercover spy went by was “Kabir Cheema,” a Pakistani who applied for a job at […]

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Meher and Aicha Msakni

French Muslims call for Europe-wide march against Islamophobia on March 15

France, World 20th February 2015 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

A French Muslim organisation has called for a march in  different European cities on March 15 to protest against Islamophobia. Coordination against Racism and Islamophobia issued the following press release: Call for action against Islamophobia on March 15, 2015 Dear sisters, brothers, comrades, friends and citizens, The social and political […]

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Rizwan Hussain

Rizwan Hussain resigns from charity ahead of ITV documentary

UK 19th February 2015 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

TV presenter Rizwan Hussain stepped down as CEO of Global Aid Trust (GAT) ahead of the ITV programme Charities Behaving Badly which was broadcast on Wednesday night. The programme alleged that the charity was promoting extremism after an employee was filmed by an undercover reporter praising al Qaeda leader Anwar […]

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