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Issue 297: Top Stories - Friday 31st January 2014

Issue 297 – Friday 31st January 2014

Central African Republic: Muslims killed, set alight and eaten

The sectarian bloodshed in the Central African Republic took a grisly turn for the worse when two Muslim men were horrifically snatched from the streets of the capital lynched and set on fire by a baying Christian mob, their corpses were also eaten by a known cannibal.

Issue 297 – Friday 31st January 2014

Flowers cover swastikas after mosque attack in Sweden

Swedish Muslim leaders haves praised the reaction of “the quiet majority” after Islamophobic graffiti on a mosque was covered by flowers.

Editorial

  • Muslim babies threat to British society!

    Stigmatisation of Muslim babies and the implied threat to British society in the future just because they are born in a Muslim family is dangerous and this xenophobia should be of concern not only to the Muslim community but also the rest of British society.

  • Non Muslim violent extremists avoid wrath of Government terrorist laws

    When are extremists convicted of planning and carrying out violent attacks allowed to escape the full force and attention of the Government’s anti-terrorism laws and policies? The answer is presumably when they are not Muslim if recent arrests and trials are anything to go by.

Home News

  • Twenty Muslims recognised in the New Years Honours

    Twenty British Muslims were recognised in the New Years Honours (8 OBEs, 10 MBEs and 2 police medals), for their varying contributions to society, seven more than last year. However there were no knighthoods.

  • Sikh extremists jailed for revenge attack on retired Indian general

    A gang of Sikh extremists who slashed the throat of a retired Indian general in a revenge attack for a military operation which killed 500 people have been jailed for a total of nearly 50 years on December 10.

  • Once a chapel, now a Hawza

    Nestled in the lush green woods of south-west Birmingham lies what is probably Britain’s most inconspicuous Muslim seminary.

  • Replica of Israel’s separation wall mounted in London

    A replica of Israel’s separation wall, which cuts off the West Bank and Bethlehem, appeared in central London during the Christmas holiday.

  • Groundbreaking Salaam Centre

    There was a buzz in Harrow earlier this month; the Shia Ithna Asheri Community of Middlesex celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of the Salaam Centre, a £12m community centre in the heart of North Harrow.

  • M&S makes “reasonable adjustments” for Muslim workers

    Marks & Spencer’s policy to allow staff not to handle food items prohibited by their religious beliefs has brought to light a split between major supermarkets over this issue.

  • French intelligence service plotted to shoot Abu Hamza in London

    A report by campaign group Hope not Hate claims that French spies designed a plot to assassinate the London-based preacher in the UK capital during the late 90s.

  • West Brom played Anelka despite charge

    West Brom played Nicolas Anelka on January 20 despite receiving the FA charge for his ‘quenelle’. On January 21 the FA confirmed that Anelka had been charged for it branded the ‘quenelle’ gesture “abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper”.

  • Noor Ul Islam fundraisers awarded

    Noor Ul Islam Trust of Leyton, London, held its Awards of Appreciation on January 8 at the House of Commons where fundraisers were awarded trophies and medals for raising over £27,000 during Ramadan.

World News

Islamophobia & Discrimination

  • British soldiers jailed for firebombing mosque

    Last month, two British soldiers were jailed for 6 years after firebombing a mosque in Grimsby. Gavin Humphries, 37, and Stuart Harness, 33, admitted the attack on the Islamic Cultural Centre on Weelsby Road that took place just four days after the Lee Rigby murder on May 26.

  • Israeli settlers partially burn West Bank mosque

    Illegal Israeli settlers burned the entrance of a West Bank mosque in the early hours of January 15.

  • French court upholds niqab ban

    On January 8 French court convicted a young Muslim convert for wearing a niqab (full-face veil) in public and threw out her bid to have the country’s controversial ban declared unconstitutional.

  • Muslim student searched at Lucknow University

    A Muslim student was frisked during the annual convocation of Lucknow University, Lucknow, India, on January 9. Vice Chancellor of the university Dr S B Nimse is said to have regretted the incident when the victim met him on January 15.

Regular Columns

Comment

  • Democracy in Bangladesh: only for the few

    On January 5, Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, presided over a fraught election widely criticised as a farce. With over half the seats won by candidates long before polling day, more than half of the electorate were denied any choice at all.

  • Britain has become nation of bullies

    At some point in the last decade, ‘liberalism’ appears to have become a dirty word. You would imagine that a philosophy rooted in the belief that all are free and equal would be one which most of us would aspire to.

  • Cancer in the developing countries

    Cancer is a complex group of diseases which can grow and spread to different parts of the body if it is not diagnosed and treated on time. The epidemic of cancer and the challenge of treating cancer patients are getting severe in the developing countries.

Environment

  • 2013: Reflection and foresight

    As we look back on 2013, there are a lot of things to reflect on: It held some records in terms of weather: Florida had its wettest summer, Greenland recorded its highest ever temperature in July at 80F, and Australia had to add another colour to the Bureau of Meteorology’s temperature map because of the extreme heat and ensuing bushfires. Let us not also forget the year’s natural disasters: Typhoon Haiyan, the floods in India and Mexico, and destructive tornadoes in the US state of Oklahoma.

Health and Science

  • Calls for action on sugar

    Sugar is the new tobacco – according to health experts who are campaigning for a 30% reduction in the amount of sugars put into food.

  • TB research project at UCL wins an award

    A research and training collaboration project on TB, HIV and Respiratory Tract infections headed by Professor Alimuddin Zumla at University College London won the International Collaboration of the Year award at the Times Higher Education Awards 2013

Human Rights

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