Issue 302: Top Stories: Friday 27th June 2014

Issue 302 – Friday 27th June 2014

Inspections of Birmingham schools found no evidence of extremism

A “Trojan Horse” saga has dominated our air waves for some time causing charged debates on the issue of “British values”. However, the report on schools suspected of being part of the plot was finally published on June 9 by Ofsted. To the relief of many, especially the Muslim community, the Ofsted report said that there was no evidence of extremism nor of extremists trying to take over schools.

Issue 302 – Friday 27th June 2014

Female Muslim student murdered in suspected hate crime

Nahid al-Mane, a 31 year-old female student at the University of Essex, received 16 knife wounds to her head, neck and back on June 17 as she was going to the university.

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  • Exclusive: Newly elected Muslim Councillors

    The Muslim News has exclusively compiled a list of newly elected Muslim Councillors elected on May 22. This list includes Muslim councillors elected in all 32 London boroughs, all 36 metropolitan boroughs, 74 second-tier district authorities, 20 unitary authorities in England.

  • UKIP and Labour secure first Muslim MEPs

    UKIP and Labour ushered in their first Muslim MEPs last month doubling the tally of Muslim MEPs from two to four.

  • 277 Muslim councillors elected

    An estimated 277 Muslim councillors (out of 4,559 newly elected councillors) were elected in England on May 22, according to statistics exclusively compiled by The Muslim News.

  • ‘Depressing’ EU election results

    There was much speculation as to the results of the local and EU elections last month, with most commentators predicting that significant numbers would vote for right-wing parties. They were nothing if not correct.

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  • ‘No organised plot to radicalise our children’

    Birmingham is a proud multi-cultural city where people of different faiths and creeds mix happily. Our diversity is an integral part of the city’s character. I’m a Muslim Brummie. I love my city. I was born and brought up here. I still live in the house where my parents had their corner shop. This is my home.

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