Issue 299: Top Stories: Friday 28th March 2014

Issue 299 – Friday 28th March 2014

GPs accuse NHS of forcing them to spy on their patients

GPs have accused NHS England’s new policy on participating in counter terrorism’s Prevent Extremism strategy of identifying patients susceptible to radicalization as asking GPs to be a government’s intelligence agency

Issue 299 – Friday 28th March 2014

Human rights activist Begg charged with terror offences

Former Guantánamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has been remanded in custody after appearing in court in London charged with terror offences related to Syria.

Editorial

  • Mercurial marauding from Johnson

    The all-knowing words of London Mayor, Boris Johnson, are now telling us that Muslim parents are to be blamed for failing to carry out their proper responsibilities.

  • Policing without ethics

    Judging by the latest revelations in the 21-year old saga over the killing of Stephen Lawrence, the Metropolitan Police Service is marred not only by incompetence and racism, but also corruption.

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Human Rights

Islamophobia & Discrimination

  • Family of autistic man allegedly beaten by Beds officers doubt impartiality of probe

    The family of a severely autistic man allegedly beaten in an unprovoked attack by two Bedfordshire police officers, have dismissed reassurances that the incident will be investigated by another force.

  • Football’s governing body approves hijab provisions following Iran’s Olympic ban

    The International Football Association Board (IFAB) - an umbrella organisation of British football associations, alongside Fifa, that determines the game's rule - was forced to reconsider its kit laws to avoid a repeat of the debacle that forced the Iranian women team on the brink of qualification for the London Olympics to forfeit a qualifier in 2011.

  • Katy Perry’s video edited

    Katy Perry’s new music video has been edited a week after it premiered to remove a pendant which read ‘Allah’ after an online petition against the ‘Dark Horse’ video attracted over 65,000 signatures from around the word.

  • Middlesborough fan convicted of ripping Qur’an pages

    A Middlesbrough fan has been convicted of religiously-aggravated public order offence last month after he ripped up pages torn from the Qur’an at a football match, and told a steward “we hate Muslims”.

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Environment

  • UK floods causing major, necessary re-think

    UK floods causing major, necessary re-think

    The unprecedented winter floods in the UK have garnered a variety of responses due to their sheer scale; leaving thousands without power and exceedingly angry due to the perception that the Government has not done nearly enough.

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