Issue 320 - Friday 24th December 2015 - Top Stories

Issue 320 – Friday 24th December 2015

Bombing not best way to defeat Daesh, says UK army chief

Bombing is not best way to defeat Daesh, says Head of the British Army, General Sir Nicholas Houghton even though he supports the Government’s position backed by MPs to extend the bombing campaign in Iraq to Syria.

Issue 320 – Friday 24th December 2015

Trump evokes Islamophobia to new heights

Donald Trump was widely condemned both at home and abroad after provocatively calling for a ban on Muslims from entering the United States. In Britain, his outburst caused a record number of more than half a million signing a petition to prevent him from visiting the country.

Editorial

  • Beyond the pale

    If “hate preachers” are been banned from British shores, all should be banned even if they happen to currently be leading the Republican nomination for US President.

  • Shining Canadian example

    Canada may be several thousand miles more away from the conflict zone but it is showing up Prime Minister, David Cameron’s miserly pledge to allow 20,000 fleeing Syrians to settle in the UK

  • Twisted morality to bomb Syria

    December’s Parliamentary vote to bomb Syria, relied on twisted morality and scaremongering, not to mention dubious intelligence again. If you were not a supposed patriot you were a ‘terrorist sympathiser,’ as Cameron so crudely put it.

Home News

  • Palestine activists sue Co-op accounts closure

    Palestine activists sue Co-op accounts closure

    Th e Palestine Solidarity Campaign has filed a lawsuit against the Co-operative Bank after the bank closed its accounts without warning in October.

  • Muslim Aid Day celebrated

    Muslim Aid marked ‘Muslim Aid Day’ at the BT Auditorium in London on October 29. Muslim Aid Day is an annual occasion which is held within the month of Muslim Aid’s inception. A theme is selected as a focus of the event which has included water and sanitation and child sponsorship in the past. The theme of this year’s event was, ‘30 years of Serving Humanity’ in light of Muslim Aid’s 30th anniversary.

ISLAMOPHOBIA IN THE UK

Islamophobia & Discrimination

  • Islamophobia USA

    Islamophobia USA

    Since the Paris attacks on November 13, activists have warned against an unprecedented rise in Islamophobic attacks in the USA fueled by right-wing intolerance in the presidential campaign, The Muslim News documents some of the more recent Islamophobic incidents

  • Women bear the brunt of Islamophobia in the Netherlands

    Muslim women bore the brunt of Islamophobic violence in the Netherlands this year, according to findings by an independent monitoring group.

  • Upsurge in Islamophobia in Poland

    Demonstrations against refugees where protesters chant anti-Muslim slogans are being held across the major Polish cities of Warsaw, Krakow and Poznań.

  • France shuts down mosques

    The French Government has shut down three mosques and four informal Muslim prayer rooms who it accuses of being involved in radicalization on December 2.

  • Former Australian PM  says West should ‘proclaim superiority over Islam’

    Former Australian PM says West should ‘proclaim superiority over Islam’

    Tony Abbott has sparked accusations he is trying to “Trumpify” Australia after he insisted not all cultures are equal and urged the West to proclaim its superiority over Islam.

World News

  • China condemns West’s ‘double standards’ as it kills 28 ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang

    China condemns West’s ‘double standards’ as it kills 28 ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang

    China insists ‘foreign terrorists’ are to be blamed for the violence in Xinjiang, however there seems to be consensus from the international community that the violence is indeed a result of Beijing’s repression of ethnic Uyghurs Muslims.

  • G4S contract with EU under fire over Israel

    G4S contract with EU under fire over Israel

    The world’s largest security firm, G4S, could see its contract with the EU expire due to its role in Israeli human rights abuses, the news comes hot on the heels of the announcement by the UN High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan earlier this month that it no longer has contracts with Anglo-Danish company.

  • Survey show Daesh repulses Muslims

    The people in Muslim countries all over the world are repulsed by the actions of Daesh (IS), according data released by the Pew Research Center.

Regular Columns

Environment

  • Paris Climate talks surprisingly successful

    Paris Climate talks surprisingly successful

    The long-awaited Paris Climate Conference, COP21, has finally reached its conclusion. Just two weeks after terror attacks that left 130 dead, between November 29 and December 12, world leaders from more than 190 countries gathered to negotiate a legally-binding agreement to tackle climate change.

Health and Science

  • Lifestyle factors that could shorten your life

    Lifestyle factors that could shorten your life

    A recent study has reported on the lifestyle factors that can have a negative impact on our health, whilst the obvious ones such as smoking and drinking too much alcohol were shown to affect health, other everyday activities were also shown to have a significant impact.

Sport

Letters

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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