Articles by: 5Pillarz

Stephen Sizer

Pro Palestinian Church of England vicar targeted over Israel Facebook post

UK 30th January 2015 at 11:33 pm 0 comments

A pro Palestinian vicar is being investigated after posting a link to an article on Facebook which blamed Israel for the 9/11 attacks. The Rev Stephen Sizer, of Christ Church, in Virginia Water, Surrey, posted a link to an article entitled: “9/11 Israel did it.” He wrote above the article: […]

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Sajid Idris

Cardiff postman suspended over terror arrest

UK 29th January 2015 at 11:01 pm 0 comments

A Cardiff postman has been suspended from his Royal Mail job following his arrest on suspicion of a terrorism offence, BBC Wales understands. It is understood Sajid Idris has been suspended on full pay from his job at the Penarth Road sorting office. He was arrested, along with four other […]

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The school in Nice, France, the pupil attends

French police interrogate 8 yr old boy after school reports him for praising terrorism

Europe, France, World 29th January 2015 at 10:42 pm 0 comments

An eight-year-old boy has been interrogated by police in France after his school reported him for “praising terrorism.” The child – called Ahmed – allegedly refused to take part in a minute’s silence at his school, in Nice, on January 8 in honour of the victims of the attacks in […]

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French govt launches internet campaign against jihadism

French govt launches internet campaign against jihadism

Europe, France, World 28th January 2015 at 9:56 pm 0 comments

The French government unveiled a short video and web site on Wednesday designed to dissuade potential jihadists from joining Islamist fighting groups in Syria and Iraq, where thousands of French Muslims have fought. In the fast-paced 2-minute montage, an unnamed recruiter approaches a potential jihadist on Facebook noting his interest […]

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Former Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove

Michael Gove and Katie Hopkins among candidates for Islamophobe of the Year

UK 28th January 2015 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

The Islamic Human Rights Commission has announced the nominees for the Islamophobia Awards 2015. Centred around a gala dinner, the event aims to subvert Islamophobia through comedy while simultaneously addressing a serious and significant issue in a creative manner. Winners will be highlighted during the spoof awards ceremony which will […]

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Why do Western states seem to treat minorities so badly?

Why do Western states seem to treat minorities so badly?

Opinion, Speakers' Corner 27th January 2015 at 12:47 am 0 comments

As the dust settles after the killings in Paris there has been a plethora of comment about the limits of “free speech”, writes Dr Abdul Wahid. Some argue it is absolute. Others recognise there are and always have been limits – laws about racism, anti-Semitism and libel included. Others still […]

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American Sniper film “behind rise in anti-Muslim threats”

American Sniper film “behind rise in anti-Muslim threats”

North America, United States of America, World 26th January 2015 at 4:15 pm 1 comment

The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, according to an Arab-American civil rights group. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has written to director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper. Their film is based on US soldier Chris Kyle’s […]

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Baroness Warsi

Baroness Warsi: The govt has failed to engage with the Muslim community

UK 25th January 2015 at 1:07 pm 0 comments

Baroness Warsi has delivered a blistering critique of the government’s approach towards Britain’s Muslims, warning that failure to engage properly with communities across the UK has created a climate of suspicion and undermined the fight against extremism. In her first major intervention on the relationship between Muslims and the rest […]

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King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz

Govt criticised for half-mast flag tribute to King Abdullah

UK 23rd January 2015 at 3:03 pm 1 comment

The British government has controversially requested that all national flags be flown at half-mast today in honour of the Saudi King Abdullah who died last night. Following the absolute monarch’s passing at the age of 90, a government statement read: “It is with great regret that we learn of the […]

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Wallowing in double-standards, France descends into the ridiculous

Wallowing in double-standards, France descends into the ridiculous

Opinion 22nd January 2015 at 6:05 pm 1 comment

Journalist Hafsa Kara-Mustapha reports on France’s crackdown on freedom of speech in the name of freedom of speech. Blasphemy laws do not exist in secular societies, or do they? In the aftermath of the Paris shootings a fortnight ago, debates have been raging over freedom of expression, the right or indeed need […]

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