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Issue 293: Top Stories - Friday 29th October 2013

Issue 295 – Friday 29th November 2013

US drone strikes in Pakistan amount to war crimes, says Amnesty

US drone strikes in Pakistan may amount to “extrajudicial executions or war crimes”, according to an October report by Amnesty International.

Issue 295 – Friday 29th November 2013

Muslim fans jeered while praying at West Ham FC

A group of Muslim men who performed their sunset prayers just before half time at the West Ham vs Man City game faced a barrage of abuse from West Hams fans.

Editorial

Home News

  • Cameron launches Shari’ah compliant student loans

    Prime Minister, David Cameron, launched interest free start-up and student loans during Eid Al Adha celebrations at Downing Street.

  • Clegg distances himself from Clarke’s ‘bag’-like niqab comment

    Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, disagreed with the comments Minister Without Portfolio, Kenneth Clarke, made that Muslim woman in a veil was like someone is “in a kind of bag”. “I don’t agree at all with the description of the veil in those terms,” Clegg told The Muslim News. However, he refused to condemn Clarke’s remarks.

  • Labour hosts Eid celebrations

    Prominent Labour party politicians and supporters came together for a belated Eid celebration in Labour Party Head Quarters in Brewers Green, London.

  • Muslims in UK’s largest blood donation drive

    British Muslims are showing their support for blood donation this month by giving blood to save lives in 10 cities across the UK as part of a nationwide campaign.

  • Resolving divorce through family mediation

    Divorcing couples often become trapped in freeze, fight or flight mode when communication between them breaks down. This situation can be made even worse by the stress of attending court, especially where there are financial or childcare arrangements to sort out.

  • Seventh Excel Award held in East London

    British Bangladeshi NGO Da’watul Islam UK & Eire held its annual Excel Award at the Care House in East London.

  • UK dirtiest country in Europe, says Hygiene body

    UK Hygiene Council has laid claim to the UK being the dirtiest country in Europe as recent research has revealed that a quarter of household kitchens sinks had E.Coli present.

World News

  • EU frustration with Israel’s at a new high

    Europe’s relations with Israel has deteriorated to a new low over illegal Israeli settlements and the destruction of EU aid projects for Palestinians, according to EU diplomats.

  • Academics demand EU maintains settlement funding ban

    Academics from across Europe have written to EU Foreign Policy Chief, Baroness Catherine Ashton, voicing their dismay at reports that the EU is to dilute its guidelines on Israeli eligibility for EU funding to the point where they would become worthless.

  • Muslim countries bore brunt of US spying

    Muslim countries bore the brunt of the US global wiretapping of computer and telephone surveillance, according to leaked information from National Security Agency data-mining tool known as ‘The Boundless Informant’.

  • Police in China seize pork being sold as halal beef

    Police confiscated 20,000 kilograms of pork meat disguised as beef which was being sold by a factory in Xi’an, capital of the Shaanxi province in northwest China.

  • Unilever sparks racism row in Thailand

    Unilever has been forced to apologise after launching an advert for a skin whitening cream which appeared to offer scholarships to university students with fairer skin.

Islamophobia & Discrimination

Regular Columns

  • Legal Corner: Rights of disabled person

    The issue of reasonable adjustments is one that employers often worry about; it must be borne in mind that whilst disabled employees are given these additional rights, there still needs to be a systematic approach when considering each request for reasonable adjustments to see if they actually assist in remedying disadvantages in the workplace,

  • Pakistan fashion week showcases talented designers

    Pakistan Fashion Week held its fifth instalment in the fashion capital city of London.

  • Book Review: Journey to Islam

    Just by glancing at the title you can immediately see the extreme contrast in Kristiane Baker’s life; the book certainly does not disappoint. Kristiane takes you on a journey; one moment she is partying with the likes of Mick Jagger and Bob Geldof the next moment she is praying in front of the Ka’bah.

  • Poetry: How weak and helpless a man I be

Comment

Environment

  • Why are the bee colonies collapsing?

    When we think of the honeybee, various things may come to mind; perhaps the sweet syrup we add to our tea upon falling ill, or being painfully stung as a child, yet we may forget their most important purpose - pollination.

Human Rights

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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