Iraq: Explosions kill 8 in Salahuddin Province, 10 in Baghdad
25th Feb 2015

Iraq: Explosions kill 8 in Salahuddin Province, 10 in Baghdad

10 people were killed, 30 wounded in multiple explosions in and around Baghdad.

Kerry: Netanyahu “was wrong” on opposing Iran nuclear talks
27th Feb 2015

US Sec of State Kerry said Israeli PM Netanyahu was wrong to oppose negotiations with Iran

Kerry: Netanyahu “was wrong” on opposing Iran nuclear talks

Palestine: 5 Palestinians kidnapped near Ramallah, one near Jenin
27th Feb 2015

Israeli soldiers kidnapped 5 Palestinians near Jenin, one near Ramallah.

Palestine: 5 Palestinians kidnapped near Ramallah, one near Jenin

Yemen: Houthis seize special forces base in Sanaa
26th Feb 2015

Armed men from Houthi group took over a special forces army base in capital Sana'a

Yemen: Houthis seize special forces base in Sanaa

Iraq: US says 30% of ISIS-held territory recaptured in Iraq
26th Feb 2015

Iraq has recaptured third of its territory from ISIS US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Iraq: US says 30% of ISIS-held territory recaptured in Iraq

Syria: Death: the only reliable news in Aleppo
26th Feb 2015

Battles are raging in Aleppo countryside, but residents have stopped following the news of fighting.

Syria: Death: the only reliable news in Aleppo

Issue 310 - Friday 27th February 2015 - Top Stories

Outrage at media indifference to “execution” of young American Muslims
27th Feb 2015

Outrage at media indifference to “execution” of young American Muslims

The “execution-style” murders of three young American Muslims near the University of North Carolina on February 11, has reignited the debate about media bias towards Muslim victims of violent crimes.

27th Feb 2015

Muslim Charities Forum contests withdrawal of funding from Department of communities and local Government

The Muslim Charities Forum is threatening to sue the Government for arbitrarily withdrawing funding for a Faith Minorities in Action project following unfounded allegations made in the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Editorial

27th Feb 2015

New draconian anti terror laws passed

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 is now part of the statute books after progressing through the Houses of Parliament on a compressed timetable and receiving Royal Assent on February 12. In summary, the legislation allows the Government to invalidate passports of British citizens, prevent British citizens returning home and internally exile British citizens for up to two years. Most dangerously, the law also places statutory authorities to implement the Prevent extremism strategy.

27th Feb 2015

Muslim lives worth less than others’

A death is a death. A killing is a killing. A massacre is a massacre. It all seems straightforward until it relates to Muslims. Islamophobia is rife in Europe and America though most may not know it. Terrorist incidents are rightfully condemned worldwide as is anti-Semitism when not used as a cover to prevent criticism of Israel. Yet, when it comes to hate crimes and the brutal murder of Muslims they are played down if not totally ignored.

Other Stories

27th Feb 2015

LEGAL CORNER: Offensive tweets: sufficient to dismiss?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently adjudicated upon the first appeal to be heard about a dismissal relating to the use of Twitter (Game Retail Ltd v Laws UKEAT 0188/14).

Muslim primary schools continue to excel
27th Feb 2015

Muslim primary schools have again exceeded the national average pass rate in the Key Stage 2 (or equivalent) Level 4 and above exams, a level expected for 11-year-olds in their last year in primary school.

Muslim primary schools continue to excel

27th Feb 2015

Muslims unite in charity

Mashaa Allah very good unity work [Ref article Mosques raise £17,000 for local children’s hospice].

OBITUARY: Renowned biologist who revolutionized sugar industry dies
27th Feb 2015

Leading biologist Dr Layla Zakaria Abdel Rahman died on January 28 at her home in Didsbury aged 59 after a fight against cancer.

OBITUARY: Renowned biologist who revolutionized sugar industry dies

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