Top Stories - Friday 28 June 2013

Issue 290 – Friday 28 June 2013

16 mosques and Islamic centres attacked in a spate of Islamophobic attacks

16 mosques and Islamic centers, a shop and a school have been attacked across the UK. Many Muslim women were attacked too. The latest attack on a mosque was on June 18 when Masjid-e-Noor in Gloucester was set on fire.

Issue 290 – Friday 28 June 2013

First Saudi and Pakistani women reached Everest summit

A Pakistani and Saudi Arabian mountaineers made history earlier last month when they became the first women from their respective countries to climb mount Everest.

Editorial

  • Blair’s Islamophobic chants

    The brutal slaying of Private Lee Rigby in Woolwich was particularly abhorrent...Suffice to say, the murder was used as a trigger for an unprecedented series of attacks on the Muslim community in Britain and more obnoxious comments by former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, that deserve to be condemned if not prosecuted as inciting violence.

Home News

  • Muslims and Sikhs most likely to feel British

    The Coalition Government’s plans to promote mainstream British values appear to be at odds with the sense of national identity in England, according to new analysis of the 2011 Census by University of Manchester researchers.

  • Muslim school team secures final spot in national maths competition

    A team from Blackburn’s Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School has secured a place in the Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge national final, beating off stiff competition from thousands of schools across the country.

  • ‘I don’t see why I should apologise for someone else’s crimes’

    don’t see why I should apologise for someone else’s crimes, but terrible people have hijacked my name and are committing appalling acts in that name. In some ways, I don’t feel I have a choice. But it gets wearing apologising all the time and I don't want to have to fly the flag any longer. I want to live my life as I always have, I don't want to spend most of it trying to prove my humanity and my decency.

  • Woolwich murder suspects remanded in custody

    The two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby have both been remanded in custody after making separate court appearances.

  • Ramadan messages from politicians

  • Ramadan Radio 2013

  • Ramadan, time to reflect

    Ramadan is a time for devotion to God, and inner reflection, and Muslims try to achieve this through performing extra acts of worship, giving as much charity as possible, reflect on the Qur’an, and try to improve their behavioural conduct.

World News

Islamophobia & Discrimination

Regular Columns

Environment

  • Monsanto easing lobbying efforts in EU for GM seeds: A closer look

    Monsanto claims that it is easing lobbying efforts in Europe until broader support for their genetically modified (GM) seed can be attained. With recent controversy over an Oregon farmer discovering that unapproved genetically modified wheat was growing in his field, the biotech giant has been under scrutiny.

Health and Science

Sport

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