Ofsted chief backs niqab crackdown in schools

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted's Chief Inspector, has given his "full support" to school and college leaders who decide to take a stand against "the...

The failure of Muslim activism

Writer Rabbil Sikdar argues that Muslim activists have failed to persuade the wider British public of their case. Islamophobia is rising but we all knew...

Man who killed his wife said he’s been plagued by visions of a jinn

A man who says he killed his wife believing that she had been possessed by an evil jinn told a court he loved her...

Islamic Relief takes legal action against Israel over West Bank ban

Islamic Relief is taking legal action against Israel after it was barred from operating in the West Bank. The Jewish News reported that Islamic Relief...

Review of the Year Feb 2014: Moazzam Begg arrest & Daily Mail Islamophobia

Over the course of this month 5Pillarz will be recapping the biggest Muslim news stories at home and abroad as well as providing comment...

Suspect arrested after 72-year-old man attacked in Whitechapel

A man has been arrested for attacking a 72-year-old on his way home after leaving Isha prayers at East London Mosque in Whitechapel. In an...

Imams to give khutbah condemning grooming

Muslim leaders have decided to condemn sexual grooming after the conviction of a seven man sex ring from Oxford on Thursday. Imams of around...

Brent Council leader: Israel offers hope and Zionism is a legitimate belief

The leader of Brent Council, Muhammed Butt, has written an article for the Times of Israel and the Jewish News in which he says...

Sex toy wholesaler among guests at Quilliam Foundation’s summer gala

5Pillars has obtained a guest list for the Quilliam Foundation's summer gala, which we hope will shed some light on the secretive nature of...

MCB calls for intra-faith unity following Middle East tensions

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has issued a call for greater intra-faith unity, particularly after a weekend of tensions in the Middle East...
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