Articles by: 5Pillars

Govt “covertly funds” front organisations to spread propaganda to Muslims

Govt “covertly funds” front organisations to spread propaganda to Muslims

UK 3rd May 2016 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

CAGE has released a report detailing how the Home Office has covertly funded seemingly independent groups to push state propaganda to the Muslim community. The report, which is based on a year-long investigation, reveals the existence of front organisations which have been set up specifically to promote state propaganda. These […]

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Zac Goldsmith: Sadiq Khan won’t be able to keep London safe from terrorists

Zac Goldsmith: Sadiq Khan won’t be able to keep London safe from terrorists

UK 3rd May 2016 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Zac Goldsmith has made a last-minute bid to voters to back his flagging London mayoral hopes by implying that Sadiq Khan would not be able to keep the city safe from terrorists. In an article in the Daily Mail featuring a picture of a London bus which had been blown […]

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Now it is a crime to criticise Israel

Opinion 1st May 2016 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

Abdel Bari Atwan is a Palestinian journalist and the editor of Raialyoum I left my homeland, Palestine, forty years ago and emigrated to Europe in order to escape from the repression, confiscation of freedoms, and injustices being meted out by our new neighbours, the Israelis. I wanted to explore the […]

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Interpal

Interpal slams Daily Mail over Gaza charity event article

UK 1st May 2016 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

Interpal has accused the Daily Mail of misrepresenting it deliberately and maliciously in an article which linked the charity to a Hamas event in Gaza which featured a children’s play reenacting a stabbing attack on an Israeli soldier. The Mail said that “sickening footage of a seven-year-old Palestinian girl stabbing […]

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Pavlo Lapshyn (left) Mohammed Saleem (right)

Remembering Mohammed Saleem – three years on

Maz Saleem is the daughter of Mohammed Saleem and a campaigner against racism and Islamophobia. You can follow her on Twitter @CampaignerMaz   Maz Saleem looks back on the day she found out that her father had been murdered in an Islamophobic, racist terror attack and reflects on the double-standards […]

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Ken Livingstone

IHRC and Stop the War denounce witch-hunt against anti-Zionists

UK 29th April 2016 at 6:22 pm 0 comments

The Islamic Human Rights Commission and the Stop the War Coalition have released statements condemning the current witch-hunt against those who criticise the Israeli regime. The IHRC said the Labour Party’s suspension of Ken Livingstone for allegedly making anti-semitic remarks in his defence of Naz Shah MP is yet another […]

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The Israeli lobby holds a powerful sway over British politics

The neo-con legacy has poisoned our political culture

Features, Opinion 29th April 2016 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

Nasim Ahmed is a journalist with the Middle East Monitor. You can follow him on Twitter @nasim_nahmed Journalist Nasim Ahmed says that Naz Shah MP and Malia Bouattia are just the latest victims of the powerful Israel lobby in the UK. The election of Malia Bouattia as President of the […]

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Jewish Socialists: Anti-semitism and anti-Zionism aren’t the same

Jewish Socialists: Anti-semitism and anti-Zionism aren’t the same

Opinion 28th April 2016 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

The Jewish Socialists’ Group has released a statement stating that anti-semitism and anti-Zionism are not the same thing, and accusing right-wing elements of “weaponising” claims of anti-semitism to attack the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour party. The statement comes in the wake of Naz Shah and Ken Livingstone’s suspension from the Labour […]

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The Israel lobby, Naz Shah and false charges of anti-semitism

The Israel lobby, Naz Shah and false charges of anti-semitism

Opinion 28th April 2016 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

George Galloway is currently running for mayor of London. You can follow him @georgegalloway George Galloway, who was defeated by Naz Shah in Bradford West at the general election last year, says her Facebook posts were not anti-semitic and the witch-hunt against her is driven by a campaign to clamp […]

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Naz Shah MP

Labour suspends Naz Shah over anti-Israel comments

UK 27th April 2016 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Labour has suspended Naz Shah from the party over comments she made criticising Israel in 2014 before she became an MP. The mainstream media has targeted the Bradford West MP over Facebook posts she made before entering parliament, including one suggesting Israel should be moved to America. She offered a […]

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