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Kuwait “most unfriendly” country for expats

Kuwait “most unfriendly” country for expats

Kuwait, Middle East, World 30th August 2016 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Kuwait is the world’s most unfriendly country for expats, according to a new survey. The Expat Insider, an annual survey of 67 countries conducted by InterNations, revealed the best and worst places for expats to live in 2016, based on a number of factors including the quality of life, safety […]

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Zahra Zulfigar

Campaign launched to save London toddler’s leg from amputation

UK 30th August 2016 at 11:38 am 0 comments

A mum from London is attempting to raise £150,000 through a crowdfunding page to save her toddler’s leg from being amputated. Rehana Qadir has raised over £36,000 so far to pay for an operation in America for her two year old daughter Zahra Zulfigar who was born with the extremely […]

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Mo Farrah’s estranged brother faces deportation back to Somalia

Mo Farrah’s estranged brother faces deportation back to Somalia

UK 29th August 2016 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Olympic athletics legend Mo Farrah’s brother Ahmed is facing deportation back to Somalia because of his involvement in a false imprisonment. Ahmed Farrah, 27, was just two when he and an eight-year-old Mo were brought to Britain 25 years ago. Now he faces being deported back to the war-torn country […]

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Azmat Begg with his son Moazzam

Human rights campaigner Azmat Begg passes away

UK 28th August 2016 at 11:22 am 0 comments

Azmat Begg, who led a three year campaign to get his son Moazzam released from Guantanamo Bay, has passed away at the age of 71. A retired banker from Sparkhill in Birmingham, Begg became a familiar face in the British and international media, always maintaining his son’s innocence and highlighting […]

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Cardiff pupil gets 13 A* GCSE grades

Cardiff pupil gets 13 A* GCSE grades

UK 28th August 2016 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Cardiff pupil Hannah Yusuf has achieved an amazing 13 A* grades in her GCSE results. She will now go on to study five A-levels at Kings Monkton school’s sixth-form. Hannah, 16 then hopes to study medicine at university. On the same day, her younger sister Amani picked up 2 A*s […]

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Sara Khan of the so-called counter extremism organisation Inspire

Sara Khan’s The Battle for British Islam: A 250 page Prevent press release

Editor's Desk, Opinion, Reviews 26th August 2016 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

Roshan Muhammed Salih is 5Pillars editor. You can follow him on Twitter @RMSalih.   Sara Khan’s new book The Battle for British Islam is basically a 250 page press release for the government’s discredited Prevent counter-extremism strategy, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. Badly stung by the unwillingness of many British Muslims […]

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French police forcing a Muslim woman to take off the burkini.

Burkini ban: When are France’s six million Muslims going to stand up?

Opinion 25th August 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Hafsa Kara-Mustapha is a journalist, political analyst and commentator with a special focus on the Middle East and Africa Hafsa Kara-Mustapha argues that French Muslims must make a stand against the Islamophobia and racism that is being inflicted on them on a daily basis. The self-styled bastion of liberalism and […]

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Fatima Manji

Ofcom rejects complaints over Fatima Manji presenting news after Nice attack

UK 23rd August 2016 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

Broadcast regulator Ofcom has rejected complaints that it was inappropriate for Channel 4 News to allow a Muslim journalist to present coverage of the Nice truck attack. Ofcom received 17 complaints about Channel 4 using Fatima Manji to present news of July’s mass killings in Nice. Channel 4 News has […]

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Special prison units to isolate “Islamist extremists” to be established

Special prison units to isolate “Islamist extremists” to be established

UK 22nd August 2016 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Justice Secretary Liz Truss is to establish special units within prisons to hold so-called “Islamist extremists” most likely to radicalise other inmates. The BBC reports that she has also announced plans to strengthen the vetting of Muslim prison chaplains and remove supposedly “extremist books” from prison libraries. It comes after […]

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Maajid Nawaz

Maajid Nawaz given his own show by LBC

UK 20th August 2016 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

So-called anti-extremism campaigner Maajid Nawaz has been given his own show by London’s biggest radio station LBC. Nawaz, who is widely disliked within the Muslim community, has been hosting his own show since the end of July but not in a regular fixed slot. Yesterday he announced on his Facebook […]

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