Issue 317 - Friday 25th September 2015 - Top Stories

Issue 317 – Friday 25th September  2015

UK’s Syrian refugee intake branded pitiful

The UK will take only 4,000 Syrian refugees this year. Prime Minister, David Cameron, confirmed to Parliament on September 7 that under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPR), in place since early 2014, the UK will accept up to 20,000 Syrians living in camps in Syria, Turkey and Jordan but only over the next 5 years.

Issue 317 – Friday 25th September  2015

Khan elected as Labour candidate to stand for London mayor

former Shadow Justice Secretary, Sadiq Khan, saw off five other Labour candidates to win the Party’s nomination to stand for the Mayor of London next year.

Editorial

  • UK failing its refugee obligations

    The UK, along with the rest of Europe, were shamed into reacting after the publication of shocking photos of Aylan Kurdi, a dead Syrian toddler, who washed up on a Turkish beach. Cameron had originally refused to take in any refugees. In addition the funding for the refugees are coming out from the already allocated existing foreign aid budget.

  • Corbin revitalises politics

    Corbyn has certainly shaken up politics which can only be a good thing. Many mountains yet lie ahead to climb but we wish him success as long as he remains sincere

Home News

  • EXCLUSIVE:  Islamophobia an issue in London mayor elections

    EXCLUSIVE: Islamophobia an issue in London mayor elections

    In an exclusive interview Conservative London mayoral candidates MEP Syed Kamall and Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith vow to tackle the capital's rising Islamophobia figures which jumped by a whopping 70% from last year.

  • 2015 GCSE and A-Level honour roll

    2015 GCSE and A-Level honour roll

    A sample of 391 students of the many Muslims students across the country who have excelled in the GCSE, AS and A-levels exams this year. Schools and students are listed alphabetically.

    Complied exclusively by The Muslim News (c) 2015

  • Barnardo’s CEO receives Honorary doctorate

    Barnardo’s CEO receives Honorary doctorate

    The Chief Executive of leading children’s charity Barnardo’s has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Birmingham City University.

  • NUS to fight Counter-Terror strategy Prevent

    NUS to fight Counter-Terror strategy Prevent

    Backed by the FOSIS, as well as the University and College Union and the National Union of Students will boycott of the Government’s Counter-Terror strategy to monitor students

  • Religious break-down of Parliament revealed

    Religious break-down of Parliament revealed

    Around 11 percent of members in the 2015 Parliament identify themselves as Catholics, slightly more than the population at large, according to research by The Tablet

  • Neo-Nazi attack on Asian man an act of terror, say victim’s family

    Neo-Nazi extremist Zack Davies was given a life sentence on September 11 for a racially motivated attack on an Asian man.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister insists lifting sanctions

    EXCLUSIVE: Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister insists lifting sanctions

    "Since we have agreed with 5+1 on nuclear issue and the resolution 2231 adopted by the UN Security Council, the sanctions should be removed in total", Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister, Mehdi Danesh-Yazdi tells The Muslim News in an exclusive interview

  • Civil Service has a problem with race

    One of Britain’s first Black civil servants has accused the service of having a “passive attitude” towards race equality policy in Government

  • Eid Message

    Eid Message: Sadiq Khan Member of Parliament of Tooting and Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London

  • YMO 7 aside

    Mosques across Rochdale came together to take part in the Young Muslim Organisation under-15s foot ball tournament

World News

Islamophobia & Discrimination

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Environment

Health and Science

Sport

  • Sport Brief

    Sport Brief

    Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza claimed their second straight Grand Slam title in the US Open women’s doubles

Letters

  • Cameron’s speech on radicalisation targeting all Muslims

    800,000 Muslim students will be affected by the draconian Prevent strategy. It just shows that the Government’s policy is to target each and every Muslim in this country.

  • Helping the needy

    The story that attracted my eyes was on young Muslims helping the elderly in the time of need. They delivered to them bottles of water to them when water supply was cut.

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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