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Saturday
Feb012014

How British the justice system lost out to Islamic extremism

 

Women who wear the full-face veil are still a minority but often converts or those who are otherwise rebelling against their upbringing adopt this exclusionary and intimidating practice.

Dawson fits this trend. Her behaviour in court was all part of the contempt that the wearing of the full veil displays - not just for British justice but for British society as a whole.


Douglas Murray in the Daily Express

Friday
Jan242014

Extremist nailed Koran to pub wall in protest against Islamic centre plans

A member of a far-right group nailed a copy of the Koran onto a pub which is due to be transformed into a Muslim education centre.

Sunderland Echo story

Friday
Jan242014

Location revealed for EDL march as MP calls on group to abandon its plans

A politician is calling on far-right group the English Defence League (EDL) to abandon its plans to march in Slough over fears of upsetting community cohesion.

Slough Observer story

Wednesday
Jan222014

Judge warns jury of wrongful prejudice over defendant's Muslim face veil

Free expression of faith ruling upheld as court told defendant Rebekah Dawson can wear niqab until giving evidence

Press Association story carried by the Guardian

Wednesday
Jan082014

French court upholds Muslim veil ban

A French court on Wednesday convicted a young woman for wearing a full-face Islamic veil in public and threw out her bid to have the country's controversial burqa ban declared unconstitutional.

News story

Tuesday
Jan072014

Flowers cover swastikas after mosque attack

Several swastikas scrawled on the facade of the Stockholm mosque were covered by flowers on Monday, leading the Islamic Association's chairman to hope "the quiet majority" is finally speaking up.

News story

Friday
Dec272013

From 'radical clerics' to victims of hate

The attack on the Imam from Hull is a wakeup call for us all.

Imran Awan writing for Al Jazeera  

 

Friday
Dec272013

UK anti-Muslim hate crime soars, police figures show

Forces report a surge in the number of reported incidents after the murder of soldier Lee Rigby by Islamic extremists in May.

Press Association story reported by the Guardian

Sunday
Dec222013

This isn't 'feminism'. It's Islamophobia

I am infuriated by white men stirring up anti-Muslim prejudice to derail debate on western sexism

Laurie Penny writing in the Guardian

Friday
Dec202013

Muslims feel targeted over Woolwich killing

British Muslims say they have been stigmatised after the conviction of two men in the murder of Lee Rigby.

Simon Hooper story for Al Jazeera