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Issue 289 – May 2013

‘My dad was killed because of his race and faith’

The daughter of an elderly Birmingham man who was repeatedly and brutally stabbed as he walked home from his local mosque has told The Muslim News she believes the attack on her father was not only premeditated but is racially and Islamophobically motivated.

Issue 289 – May 2013

British soldier hacked to death, mosques attacked

A serving British soldier was hacked to death in a terrorist attack in Woolwich, London, on May 22 afternoon. Two suspects were shot and injured by the police. In the aftermath of the attack, mosques were attacked.


  • Sex, lies and stereotypes

    Sex, lies and stereotypes

    Lurid details of the horrific criminal acts committed by sexual predators in Oxford, Rochdale and High Wycombe that have recently been exposed in court hearings are gut-wrenchingly repulsive.

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World News

  • G4S to quit major contracts with Israel

    G4S to quit major contracts with Israel

    The world’s biggest security company and third-largest private sector employer has vowed not to renew some of its contracts in Israel (due to expire in 2015) after pressure by pro-Palestinian groups.

  • London conference focuses on Somalia’s security issues

    London conference focuses on Somalia’s security issues

    The UK has pledged to support Somalia to the tune of £180 million at the end of an international conference on the fragmented East African country, held in London.

  • Pakistan’s historic elections, evolution of a democracy

    As my flight circled above Islamabad on the eve of last month’s historic elections, and I watched the city come to life in the early morning light, I reflected on the opportunity the general election presented to reframe the skewed prism through which Pakistan’s political system is currently viewed; a system all too often associated with corruption, elitism and cronyism.

Islamophobia & Discrimination

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  • The food system: Crisis in slow motion

    The food system: Crisis in slow motion

    Food is gaining increased attention these days; more people are looking into local and organic options, joining CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), and shopping at farmers markets.

Health and Science


  • Brief Sport

    Brief Sport

    Amir Khan wants his next fight to be for the world title in the US in December. The former world light-welterweight champ recovered from being floored by Julio Diaz to secure a hard-fought win over the Mexican on April 27.


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