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.
Swedish Muslim leaders haves praised the reaction of “the quiet majority” after Islamophobic graffiti on a mosque was covered by flowers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nestled in the lush green woods of south-west Birmingham lies what is probably Britain’s most inconspicuous Muslim seminary.
A replica of Israel’s separation wall, which cuts off the West Bank and Bethlehem, appeared in central London during the Christmas holiday.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Bangkok-based Fortify Rights group said last week that Myanmar (Burmese) security forces in western Myanmar massacred at least 40 Rohingya Muslims the week before, including women and children.
A security incident at a Canadian airport has highlighted the contrast in the treatment of Muslim and non-Muslim passengers after an 18 year-old Alberta man caught with a pipe bomb was allowed to continue on his flight.
Forty one gruesome photographs depicting US marines burning the bodies Iraqi fighters, rifling through their pockets and grinning while pointing their weapons at their skeletons emerged on January 14.
Israel’s Economy Minister, Naftali Bennett, said that Israel should never allow the establishment of a Palestinian State, and should never “give the Palestinians any piece of land.”
9,472 civilians were killed in Iraq last year, more than double that of any of the preceding three years, according to a report published by web-based NGO, Iraq Body Count project.
The spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra Muslims, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin died of cardiac arrest at the age of 102 (99 as per the Gregorian calendar) on January 17 at his Mumbai residence at Saifee Mahal.
A Chilean football club been fined for wearing a shirt which outlines pre-1948 Palestine, after Israeli and Jewish community leaders lobbied for its removal.
In need of respite from their place of refuge, Syrian refugees are facing the harshest winter in 100 years and many are struggling to survive.
The former President of Tanzania Ali Hassan Mwinyi has called on Muslims in the three East African countries to come together and provide a united leadership for Muslims in the region.
According to Census figures from Ireland’s Central Statistics Office Islam is projected to become Ireland’s second religion within the next 30 years.
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.
Illegal Israeli settlers burned the entrance of a West Bank mosque in the early hours of January 15.
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.
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.
They noted the extremely difficult balancing exercise that this type of case gives rise to and the quandary that a school is placed in. However, on this occasion the school had failed to demonstrate that they had conducted that balancing exercise fairly.
Before 9/11 Idliby only considered herself Muslim when she needed to tick a box, first and foremost she was American. But on September 11 when the towers fell, she found Islam was on trial and she had to decide if she wanted to defend it.
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.
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 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.
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.
Sugar is the new tobacco – according to health experts who are campaigning for a 30% reduction in the amount of sugars put into food.
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
One of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees who returned to Sudan in December 2013 has claimed that he was “systematically tortured” at the US detention facility based in Cuba.