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Issue 291: Top Stories - Friday 26th July 2013

Issue 291 – Friday 26th July 2013

Draconian anti terror Schedule 7 powers marginally scaled back

The Government has acceded to scale back draconian anti terror Schedule 7 stop-and-search powers at ports and airports but changes to be legislated in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill are expected to have little effect.

Issue 291 – Friday 26th July 2013

Bomb attacks on mosques in West Midlands

A suspected nail bomb attack near a Tipton mosque sprayed nails and debris into the air, wrecking vehicles and smashing windows.

Editorial

  • Privatisation of NHS step too far

    Privatisation of NHS step too far

    Privatisation of healthcare is a step too far in an era of failed free-market fundamentalism. The same must not happen with the NHS and is time not only for the Conservatives but for Ed Milband to clarify his party’s position.

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Islamophobia & Discrimination

  • Swastikas sprayed on Redditch mosque

    A mosque being built in Redditch has been broken into and graffiti including swastikas sprayed on to the walls and windows.

  • Pigs heads left outside Muslim home

    West Yorkshire police are appealing for witnesses after four pigs’ heads were placed on the property of a Muslim family in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

  • Muslim graves desecrated in Newport

    Muslim cemetery at a Newport cemetery were desecrated with racist graffiti.The vandals used white paint to write “Lee Rigby murder” “white power” and drew swastikas on four gravestones.

  • Walsall mosque attacked using home made bomb

    The remains of the device found was at Aisha Mosque and Islamic Centre in Walsall, West Midlands said to be a home-made bomb. The police refused to consider home made bomb attack as a terrorist attack.

  • Man cautioned over Liverpool mosque bomb scare

    A Danish man has been cautioned after bomb disposal experts carried out controlled explosions on a suitcase found inside a mosque in Liverpool.

  • EDL graffiti on Midlands mosque

    West Midlands Police have confirmed they are treating “offensive” graffiti at the Cradley Heath Central Mosque and Islamic Centre as a hate crime.

  • Man admits throwing pork meat at Brent mosque

    A man was given a year conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a £15 surcharge after admitting throwing bacon and sausages on two occasions over a fence at a mosque in north-west London.

  • Media and politicians inflaming hostility, says Muslim lawyer

    A Muslim solicitor representing religious hate crime offender has criticised the media and politicians for “inflaming” hostility towards Muslims after the murder soldier Lee Rigby.

  • Bill Cosby slammed for admiring Black Muslims parenting

    Bill Cosby has sparked the rage of a Tea Party favorite when he praised the parenting skills of Black Muslim Americans last month.

  • Russian Court upholds hijab ban

    Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ban on hijabs at schools in Stavropol in the North Caucasian Federal District of Stavropol Krai, on July 10.

  • New York mosque targeted in Klansman terror plot

    A Ku Klux Klansman and Tea Party activist from New York unknowingly took undercover FBI agents along for the ride as he scouted out an Albany mosque and Islamic center in Schenectady as “viable target” locations in an elaborate terror plot to eradicate Muslims with X-ray radiation.

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Environment

  • Obama’s climate change speech: Beneath the surface

    President Obama in a speech at Georgetown University on the issue of climate change, and to many, it was finally a concrete roadmap that addressed the host of interconnected issues regarding the state of the climate.

Ethics

  • Non-invasive post-mortem option

    Where it is possible to offer a non-invasive post-mortem, they can be sure that their wishes are being taken into account and their religious and cultural needs respected.

Health and Science

Sport

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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