UK Syria police appeal: Fighting terrorism or manipulating maternal instinct?

The government this week asked Muslim women to turn in family members should they detect any behaviour that shows a willingness to travel to...

Woolwich and the manipulation of women

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Why present pro-Assad propaganda as “anti-Western, anti-Zionist” truths?

Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, pro-Assad media outlets and activists have presented a particular narrative which has been championed as “anti-Western” and...

How far can the GCC’s internecine wars go?

Tuesday’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting in Riyadh was a stormy affair, writes Abdelbari Atwan. The sullen-faced member states’ Foreign Ministers engaged in several...

Is making dua enough?

American blogger, Salina Khan argues that making dua is not enough when addressing the difficulties faced by the Muslim ummah. If I get asked one more time...

The shame of Gulf States who refuse sanctuary to Syrian refugees

Rivers of crocodile tears are flowing in the Arabic media as its writers waste ink feigning grief over the tragedy of the Syrian refugees...

The Arab Spring: Yemen three years on

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The niqab ban – a violation of freedom or attack against Islam?

Louisa Butt writes that there are dangers to defending the niqab from the perspective of “freedom”. I’m sure you’ve all heard some of the arguments...

It’s still racism: Letters to some leaders post-GE15

In the wake of the shock Tory victory in the UK elections, Arzu Merali of the Islamic Human Rights Commission reflects on the problems...

Well done Jeremy but Muslims need to focus on power outside Parliament

Jahangir Mohammed of the Centre for Muslim Affairs argues that while many Muslims will understandably welcome Jeremy Corbyn's victory, the real challenge is developing...
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