Articles by: 5Pillarz

Kay Burley (pic Sky News)

Sky News’s Kay Burley won’t be investigated over CAGE interview

UK 31st March 2015 at 8:24 pm 0 comments

Media regulator Ofcom has decided not to investigate Sky News presenter Kay Burley after 57 people complained about an interview she conducted with CAGE’s Cerie Bullivant. Burley told Bullivant to “get over yourself” after he accused her of Islamophobia. He then walked out of the interview after Burley repeatedly asked […]

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Most British voters think “there’s a clash between British values and Islam”

Most British voters think “there’s a clash between British values and Islam”

UK 30th March 2015 at 8:22 pm 0 comments

Fifty five per cent of British voters think “there is a fundamental clash between Islam and the values of British society”, compared with just 22 per cent who say Islam and British values are “generally compatible”, according to a new YouGov survey. Among Tory supporters, this gap increases to 68 […]

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UK’s first national Muslim radio station to launch next year

UK’s first national Muslim radio station to launch next year

UK 29th March 2015 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

The media regulator Ofcom has announced that the UK’s first national Muslim radio station is expected to launch on digital radio in March next year. British Muslim Radio will broadcast music and speech 24 hours a day, with elements of Islamic content. It will target British Asians and the broader […]

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Only a political solution for Yemen can stop regional war

Only a political solution for Yemen can stop regional war

Opinion 29th March 2015 at 1:22 pm 0 comments

Yemen must now be classified as a failed state: it has no government, no army, no president and no civic institutions. It is descending into bloody anarchy and widespread sectarian violence which threatens to spread throughout the region, writes Abdel Bari Atwan. Yemen is awash with arms, with an estimated […]

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Hero cabbie honoured for saving baby from burning car

UK 28th March 2015 at 1:18 am 0 comments

A Watford cabbie who pulled a pregnant woman and baby from a burning car wreck has been honoured with a bravery award for his heroic actions, reports the Watford Observer. Azhar Shah witnessed the horror smash in Watford while driving his taxi just days before Christmas 2012. The 44-year-old was […]

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New online magazine launched to “combat extremism”

New online magazine launched to “combat extremism”

UK 27th March 2015 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

A new online magazine has been launched with the aim of “reclaiming the internet” from extremists, the BBC reports. Haqiqah has been created by British Muslim scholars who say they want to do more to educate young people about the reality of extremist movements. They say it is a direct […]

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The new king Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia

Saudi stirs a hornet’s nest with Yemen attack

Opinion 26th March 2015 at 10:33 pm 0 comments

Abdel Bari Atwan says Saudi Arabia has embarked on a dangerous adventure in Yemen and should have left this hornets’ nest undisturbed. The new King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, sent 100 fighter planes to bomb Houthi targets inside Yemen on Wednesday night. The Saudi action is supported by […]

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The MCB is the largest Muslim umbrella organisation in the UK

MCB calls for evidence-based counter terror strategies

UK 25th March 2015 at 7:07 pm 0 comments

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has called for a counter-terrorism strategy based on evidence following Home Secretary Theresa May’s speech on Monday in which she said the UK would no longer tolerate the behaviour of “Islamist extremists” who “reject our values.” The Home Secretary said a future Tory government […]

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So why is it that I’m not supposed to draw the Prophet again?

So why is it that I’m not supposed to draw the Prophet again?

Opinion 24th March 2015 at 4:14 pm 0 comments

Amidst all the furore over the Charlie Hebdo killings and their aftermath, blogger, Muslim convert and PHD student João Silva Jordão takes a step back and asks: “So why is it that I’m not supposed to draw the Prophet again?” As a Muslim I have become rather bored with the […]

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Roberta Moore and Robert De Jonge (Photo: Asa Winstanley / The Electronic Intifada)

Jewish Defence League thugs sentenced for assault on Palestine activists

UK 24th March 2015 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

Two thugs affiliated with the Jewish Defence League UK were sentenced on Monday to 150 hours of community service each and £1,140 in fines between them. Roberta Moore and Robert De Jonge assaulted two people at a Palestine literary festival in London in September. Last month a judge found Moore […]

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