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Issue 308 – Wednesday 24th December 2014

Taliban murder of Pakistani students draws global condemnation

The Taliban’s attack on a Peshawar school which killed 132 school children has drawn worldwide condemnation. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) took credit of one of the deadliest attack in Pakistan’s history on December 16. The attack left in total 141 people dead and 124 people with life changing injuries.

Issue 308 – Wednesday 24th December 2014

Shocking scale of CIA torture tactics revealed

The full shocking scale of how the US used torture in its ‘war on terror’ was laid bare in a damning report on a network of secret prisons used by the CIA around the world. The Senate Select Committees Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program (between 2002 to 2007), revealed torture far beyond anything previously made public.

Editorial

  • Misguided advice by Pope

    The role of any religious leader carries immense responsibility. They are a spiritual and moral guide for followers and are generally held in high esteem as an authoritative teacher and the ultimate interpreter of holy scriptures. As a source of inspiration, they can be an example to all as a model to aspire to.

  • Discriminatory Justice

    Can a British soldier become a terrorist? Apparently not if the case of Ryan McGee is anything to go by. He was arrested under the Terrorism Act in December 2013 after being detained in military custody while serving in Germany before being returned to Britain. Unlike Muslims, he was not subjected to pre-charge detention but was granted bail while police carried out further investigation.

Home News

  • EXCLUSIVE: Muslim voters may determine next government

    National polls indicate that 33 seats can decide which party forms the next Government. Exclusive research by The Muslim News shows as many as 40 seats are likely to be influenced by “the Muslim vote”. National parties therefore need to understand what the Muslim vote is, and how can it be influenced.

  • Methodology for “Muslim voters may determine the next government”

    The Muslims News started by taking all constituencies where Muslims are at least 10% of the electorate, 80 constituencies in total

  • Far-right bomb maker not a terrorist, say police and CPS

    Muslim leaders have slammed the inconsistent use of anti-terror laws after a “far-right obsessed” British soldier was jailed for just two years and deemed “not a terrorist” by authorities despite admitted making lethal bomb and possessing the Anarchist Cookbook - a 1970s guide to making bombs and illegal drugs.

  • Al-Burhan receives a glowing report

    A Birmingham Muslim secondary school has been judged ‘outstanding’ in its latest OFSTED inspection last month. Al-Burhan Grammar School in Tyseley was told their girls’ “perseverance, resilience and attitude to learning are exemplary.”

  • Islam elected Young Mayor of Lewisham

    A 14-year old schoolboy has become Lewisham’s first Muslim Young Mayor.
    Liam Islam of Deptford Green School signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office on November 27. Islam became the eleventh Young Mayor after taking 1,210 votes on October 15.

World News

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Comment

  • Muslim charities targeted

    Over the past year, Muslim charities have come under increased negative publicity, scrutiny and suspicion. The Charity Commission for England and Wales has changed its policy towards statutory investigations by making them public, many of which are perceived to be unfairly targeting Muslim charities.

  • Imam refused Muslimah to pray in the mosque

    Imam refused Muslimah to pray in the mosque

    It is, as a rule, easy to be Muslim in London. Generally, we are free to wear, do and be what we like. Halal food is plentiful and places to pray are not usually difficult to come by.

  • Ofsted on Muslim Faith Schools: Islamophobic? Ignorant? Or both?

    On November 21, Ofsted Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, published an advice note for the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, to accompany the publication of inspection reports of seven schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Of the seven schools, six are independent Muslim faith schools and all of them failed their inspections in respect of each of Ofsted’s judging category.

  • Ed Miliband: It’s Labour values to recognise Palestine

    In remarks made at the Labour Friends of Palestine’s Annual Gala Dinner, November 26, Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, said, “It is right, just, fair and in line with the values of Labour to recognise Palestine.”

Environment

  • Bhopal: The injustice still not redressed, 30 years on

    Considered the world’s worst industrial accident, the gas leak in Bhopal, India, at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in 1984, killed thousands and maimed even more, many of whom still seek justice and adequate compensation for their ongoing suffering. Yet, the most striking injustice after-the-fact, is how little information the victims have been given regarding the incident.

Health and Science

  • Deaths from malaria have halved in the last decade

    Malaria is one of the oldest diseases known to man and claims millions of lives each year. But global efforts in the past decade have helped to halve the number of deaths from malaria – which has been hailed as a tremendous effort by the World Health Organization

Sport

  • SPORT BRIEF

    Amir Khan produced a dominant performance to secure the WBC Silver welterweight title in unanimous points victory against American Devon Alexander in Las Vegas on Dec 14.

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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