Articles by: 5Pillars

Muslim guest vows never to appear on BBC The Big Questions again

Muslim guest vows never to appear on BBC The Big Questions again

UK 13th February 2016 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

A Muslim guest who appeared on a BBC debate show about British Islam has vowed never to appear on the controversial programme again. Sahar Al-Faifi, a Muslim activist from Cardiff, called the BBC The Big Questions show on January 31 a “circus” which ignored the previously agreed upon topics. She […]

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Andrew Gilligan, often described as the UK's most Islamophobic journalist

Jahangir Mohammed: Andrew Gilligan’s “sexed up” story about me

About the author Jahangir Mohammed is the director of the Centre of Muslim Affairs. Jahangir Mohammed from the Centre of Muslim Affairs responds to accusations by the notorious Telegraph journalist Andrew Gilligan that he is part of an organised campaign to undermine Britain’s fight against terrorism.  Andrew Gilligan, the London […]

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PREVENT is part of the government's counter terror strategy

CAGE publishes leaked PREVENT training materials

UK 10th February 2016 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

Advocacy group CAGE has leaked a series of PREVENT counter-terrorism training materials which the government has previously kept secret. CAGE says it has done this in the interests of transparency and public accountability. It has made the material available here. The material includes: A full script of a workshop session. […]

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Non-Muslims experience beauty of Islam at East London Mosque

Non-Muslims experience beauty of Islam at East London Mosque

Features 9th February 2016 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

Khadiza Shahid spoke to non-Muslims who visited East London Mosque on Sunday as part of Visit My Mosque Day. They told her that the experience changed their perceptions about Muslims and helped break down barriers between communities. The young local woman could have passed as just another Muslim. Dressed in […]

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Police urge public to help in search for missing Rochdale woman

Police urge public to help in search for missing Rochdale woman

UK 8th February 2016 at 3:54 pm 0 comments

Police are asking for the public’s help to trace a young woman who has been missing from Rochdale for almost a week. Thawhida Ferdous, 21, was last seen at around 8.15am on February 2 in the Rochdale area. She is not believed to be with anyone else. Police say her […]

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British Pakistanis face travel chaos as PIA strike continues

British Pakistanis face travel chaos as PIA strike continues

Asia, Pakistan, World 6th February 2016 at 9:09 pm 0 comments

Thousands of British Pakistanis are facing the prospect of having to cancel or postpone their trips to Pakistan as a strike at the national airline shows no sign of ending. The industrial action by its staff has forced Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to suspend all of its flights to domestic […]

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Abdel Bari Atwan is a prominent Arab journalist

The secret power of the pro Israeli lobby

Opinion 6th February 2016 at 8:30 am 0 comments

The Rai-al-Youm newspaper writes an editorial in support of its editor Abdel Bari Atwan after an event he was due to address at the House of Commons earlier this week was cancelled under pressure from the pro Israeli lobby. The parliamentary Labour Friends of Palestine group has bowed to pressure […]

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Report: Muslim converts targeted by security services

Report: Muslim converts targeted by security services

UK 3rd February 2016 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

A report by the University of Cambridge has concluded that many male converts to Islam feel a sense of isolation and of being a “minority within a minority.” The report also found that there is often targeting of converts by the British Security Services to work as informants. Among the […]

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Charity Commission chief William Shawcross

Kids Company debacle highlights misplaced priorities of Charity Commission

Faisal Bodi is the media officer for the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)   The failure of the Charity Commission to exercise any effective oversight over Kids Company exposes a culture of political patronage and differential treatment at the organisation, argues Faisal Bodi. In 2014 an investigation by the think […]

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Mahdi Hashi

Former UK citizen Mahdi Hashi jailed for 9 years for supporting al Shabaab

UK 1st February 2016 at 11:40 am 0 comments

Former British citizen Mahdi Hashi has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the US for supporting the Somali al Shabaab organisation, three years after being secretly taken to the US from a Djibouti jail. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports that Hashi, 26, who was stripped of his […]

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