Articles by: 5Pillars

Dame Louise Casey

Government report targets Muslims over integration

UK 5th December 2016 at 6:24 pm 0 comments

A government report has yet again seemingly targeted the Muslim community and accused it of failing to integrate into British society. The Casey Review said segregation and social exclusion are at “worrying levels” and are fuelling inequality in some areas of Britain, and women in some communities are denied “even […]

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Turkish president Erdogan

Turkey’s Erdogan seems to be in a muddle

Opinion, Speakers' Corner 4th December 2016 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

Abdel Bari Atwan is one of the most prominent journalists in the Arab world and is the editor of the Raialyoum website Ever since the failed military coup attempt against him July, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been living in a state of confusion, writes Abdel Bari Atwan. Anyone […]

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Police charge Yaya Toure with drink driving

Police charge Yaya Toure with drink driving

UK 3rd December 2016 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving, police have confirmed. Police said the 33-year-old was driving in Dagenham in east London at the time of the alleged offence. Police said he was charged on Tuesday with driving while his alcohol level was above the legal limit […]

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American mosques receive letters warning of genocide

American mosques receive letters warning of genocide

North America, United States of America, World 3rd December 2016 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

Several mosques across the US have received letters that warn Muslims to leave the country or face genocide. The Associated Press reports that identical letters postmarked from the Los Angeles area have now shown up at mosques throughout California and in Ohio, Michigan, Rhode Island, Indiana, Colorado and Georgia. Los […]

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Slovakia's Prime Minister Roberto Fico, 51

Slovakia law stops Islam becoming an official religion

Europe, World 2nd December 2016 at 9:45 pm 0 comments

Slovakia has adopted a law which effectively prevents Islam from becoming an official state religion. The legislation, which was proposed by the far-right Slovak National Party (SNS), says that a religion needs to have at least 50,000 members so it could be registered as official. The bill earned support from […]

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Likely next French President calls for Islam in France to be “controlled”

Likely next French President calls for Islam in France to be “controlled”

Europe, France, World 2nd December 2016 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

The man who is favourite to become President of France next year has called for Islam to be “controlled” and for the banning of  movements affiliated to Salafism and the Muslim Brotherhood. In a speech to his supporters last week Francois Fillon pledged to fight radical Islam if he is […]

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Police officers who arrested Babar Ahmad cleared to sue Met police

Police officers who arrested Babar Ahmad cleared to sue Met police

UK 1st December 2016 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

Four police officers who were involved in the arrest of Babar Ahmad have won the right to seek damages after the Court of Appeal ruled they can sue the Metropolitan Police Commissioner. BBC News reports that the officers accused the Met of “letting them down badly” by not defending them […]

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Netherlands votes to ban face-veils in some public places

Netherlands votes to ban face-veils in some public places

Europe, Netherlands, World 29th November 2016 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

MPs in the Netherlands have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in some public places, including schools, hospitals, government buildings and on public transport. The Independent reports that the rule – which will outlaw all face coverings including ski-masks and helmets – was approved […]

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Amazon removes “Allah” dog mat from sale after complaints

Amazon removes “Allah” dog mat from sale after complaints

North America, United States of America, World 28th November 2016 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

The online retailer Amazon has removed a doormat and dog mat with the Allah symbol on it from sale after receiving complaints from customers. A seller called “Dargon One” described the item as suitable for “Indoor Outdoor Bathroom Kitchen Doormat and Pets.” The listing immediately sparked hundreds of complaints. One […]

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Thomas Mair

Why wasn’t Thomas Mair prosecuted for terrorism?

Opinion, Speakers' Corner 28th November 2016 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Maz Saleem is the daughter of Mohammed Saleem who was murdered by the white supremacist Pavlo Lapshyn. You can follow her on Twitter @CampaignerMaz Maz Saleem asks why Thomas Mair, the white supremacist terrorist who murdered Jo Cox MP, was not prosecuted for terrorism. I personally believe there is no […]

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