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June 2019

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Sweden
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30/06/2019
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An associate professor in Judaism at CTR, the centre of theology and religion at Lund University,  in December of 2017 that migration from countries in the Middle East with a history of antisemitism fuelled the rise of incidents in the city. ‘Of course it is so that most people with this background are not antisemitic but there is a group that is, and then they have brought their hatred away from home.

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Nigeria
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28/06/2019
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Nigeria’s government has belatedly woken up to the dangers posed by the almajiri system, aware that it also puts children at risk from other criminal influences: street gangs, sex abusers and slave traders. Yet little real progress has been made. Nigeria’s previous president, Goodluck Jonathan, pledged hundreds of new schools for the almajiri, noting that many had become ‘cannon fodder’ for the terrorists. However, many of the new facilities have either crumbled into disrepair or have never been properly used.

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Mali
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22/06/2019
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Continue to pray with Christians in West Africa’s Sahel region (which includes Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger).

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United Kingdom (UK)
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28/06/2019
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Britain has by far the highest rate of “exceptionally dangerous” returning jihadis in Europe, police chiefs have warned.  A report from Europol revealed that of hundreds of Britons who travelled to Syria and Iraq amid the rise of Isil, nearly half have been able to return safely. It comes amid widespread concern at the low number of returning fighters and so-called jihadi brides successfully prosecuted in British courts. According to the annual Europol report, roughly 45% of Britons who travelled to Syria and Iraq have already come back to their home country.

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Niger (the)
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15/06/2019
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On Saturday, June 15th, 2019, a mob of Muslim protestors set a church ablaze in Maradi, the third largest city in Niger. The incident was a response to the arrest of a very prominent Imam who was arrested after he claimed the country’s proposed legislation on worship was “anti-Islamic”.

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  • "In some regions, the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN." — The Independent Review of FCO support for Persecuted Christians.

  • "The assailants asked the Christians to convert to Islam, but the pastor and the others refused. They ordered them to gather under a tree and took their Bibles and mobile phones. Then they called them, one after the other, behind the church building where they shot them dead." — World Watch Monitor, May 2, 2019.

  • As the British report demonstrates, persecution against Christians and other non-Muslims is not about the ethnicity, race or skin color of either the perpetrators or the victims; it is about their religion.

  • If these crimes are not stopped, it is highly likely that the fate of the African Continent will be like that of the Middle East: Once it was a majority-Christian region; now, Christians are a tiny, dying, defenseless minority.

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India
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30/10/2015
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Research and interviews by the FT into the madrassa phenomenon across south Asia show that “Deobandi” has become shorthand for a Sunni Muslim extremist, at least among some commentators...From Somali al-Shabaab militants slaughtering Christians in Kenya to the Bangladeshis who murder liberal bloggers with machetes on the streets of Dhaka, the perpetrators of Islamist terror attacks are often said by police to have been the teachers or pupils of Sunni Muslim madrassas.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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20/06/2019
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Three churches across east London were targeted in a series of arson attacks, according to church leaders. Archdeacon of West Ham, Elwin Cockett, said he was "shocked and saddened" by the vandalism and arson attacks at three churches yesterday (Wednesday, June 19) - St John's church in Stratford, St Matthew's in West Ham and Cann Hall Road Baptist Church in Leytonstone.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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20/06/2019
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Three churches across east London were targeted in a series of arson attacks, according to church leaders. Archdeacon of West Ham, Elwin Cockett, said he was "shocked and saddened" by the vandalism and arson attacks at three churches yesterday (Wednesday, June 19) - St John's church in Stratford, St Matthew's in West Ham and Cann Hall Road Baptist Church in Leytonstone.

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Egyptian-German scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad said that "Islamic extremism and terrorism stems from the “core of Islam” – from its texts, its history of conquests, its founder, and its ideology – and that the problem does not lie only with the returning ISIS members, but with the “multiple layers of radicalization,” with which the governmental and Islamic structures are not equipped to deal. “There are thousands, tens of thousands, of them living among us,” he warned, calling to try ISIS fighters in international tribunals and to impose harsher punishments. Abdel-Samad, who was participating on a talk show on the Austrian Servus TV channel on February 21, talked about the dangers to the child’s worldview posed by the victim’s mentality, by violence in the family, by mixed messages on sexuality, and by the clash of cultures. He discussed the violence and lack of freedom suffered by Muslim women, saying: “How often has this imaginary god ruined people!”

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United Kingdom (UK)
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22/06/2019
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Two men have been jailed after a vulnerable child was raped and sexually abused by more than a dozen members of a grooming gang - bringing the total stung by police to 21.

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European Union
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19/06/2019
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  • One of the more disturbing discoveries regarding Iran's ever-expanding terrorism horizons has emerged in London where it was revealed by the Daily Telegraph earlier this month that a terrorist cell with links to Iran had been caught stockpiling tonnes of explosive materials on the outskirts of London at a secret bomb factory.

  • British intelligence officials have now concluded the stockpile was part of an international Hizbollah plot to lay the foundations for future terror attacks in Europe.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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22/06/2019
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But that is not the half of it. Peterborough’s postal vote was far above the normal percentage (and almost 10,000 strong) and heavily utilised in the city’s most Muslim area. There are stories of imams filling in voter slips for worshippers and local non-Labour Muslims have complained of intimidation. Labour is also accused of buying votes at ten quid a go. If this were not a problem associated with Muslim community leaders and activists then I suspect it would be front-page news.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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21/06/2019
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A market trader has been rushed to hospital after two men wearing burkas threw acid over him. Police and paramedics were called to Walthamstow High Street at 6.40am this morning after a man in his 40s ran into a shop screaming for help. He had been setting up his stall when two men reportedly tapped him on the shoulder before throwing a corrosive substance at his face - believed to be acid.
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In January 2010 the assembly of the Council of Europe passed Resolution 1704 (2010) Final version which includes this provision:

18.5. allow the Muslim minority to choose freely its muftis as mere religious leaders (that is, without judicial powers), through election or appointment, and thus to abolish the application of Sharia law – which raises serious questions of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights – as recommended by the Commissioner for Human Rights;

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3. The Assembly also recalls that it has on several occasions underlined its support for the principle of the separation of State and religion as one of the pillars of a democratic society, for instance in its  on State, religion, secularity and human rights. This principle should continue to be respected.

4. The Assembly considers that the various Islamic declarations on human rights, adopted since the 1980s, while being more religious than legal, fail to reconcile Islam with universal human rights, especially insofar as Sharia is their unique source of reference. This includes the 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, which, while not legally binding, has symbolic value and political significance in terms of human rights policy under Islam. It is therefore of great concern that three Council of Europe member States – Albania, Azerbaijan and Turkey (for the latter, with the limitation: “so far as it is compatible with its laws and its commitments under international conventions”) – have endorsed, explicitly or implicitly, the 1990 Cairo Declaration, as have Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco and Palestine, whose parliaments enjoy partner for democracy status with the Assembly.

5. The Assembly is also greatly concerned about the fact that Sharia law – including provisions which are in clear contradiction with the Convention – is applied, either officially or unofficially, in several Council of Europe member States, or parts thereof.

6. The Assembly recalls that the European Court of Human Rights has already stated in Refah Partisi (The Welfare Party) and others v. Turkey that the institution of Sharia law and a theocratic regime are incompatible with the requirements of a democratic society. The Assembly fully agrees that Sharia rules on, for example, divorce and inheritance proceedings are clearly incompatible with the Convention, in particular its Article 14, which prohibits discrimination on grounds such as sex or religion, and Article 5 of Protocol No. 7 to the Convention (ETS No. 117), which establishes equality between marital partners. Sharia law is also in contradiction with other provisions of the Convention and its additional protocols, including Article 2 (right to life), Article 3 (prohibition of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment), Article 6 (right to a fair trial), Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life), Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion), Article 10 (freedom of expression), Article 12 (right to marry), Article 1 of the Protocol to the Convention (ETS No. 9) (protection of property) and Protocols Nos. 6 (ETS No. 114) and 13 (ETS No. 187) abolishing the death penalty.

7. In this context, the Assembly regrets that despite the recommendation it made in its  on freedom of religion and other human rights for non-Muslim minorities in Turkey and for the Muslim minority in Thrace (eastern Greece), asking the Greek authorities to abolish the application of Sharia law in Thrace, this is still not the case. Muftis continue to act in a judicial capacity without proper procedural safeguards. The Assembly denounces in particular the fact that in divorce and inheritance proceedings – two key areas over which muftis have jurisdiction – women are at a distinct disadvantage.

8. The Assembly is also concerned about the “judicial” activities of “Sharia councils” in the United Kingdom. Although they are not considered part of the British legal system, Sharia councils attempt to provide a form of alternative dispute resolution, whereby members of the Muslim community, sometimes voluntarily, often under considerable social pressure, accept their religious jurisdiction mainly in marital issues and Islamic divorce proceedings but also in matters relating to inheritance and Islamic commercial contracts. The Assembly is concerned that the rulings of the Sharia councils clearly discriminate against women in divorce and inheritance cases. The Assembly is aware that informal Islamic courts may also exist in other Council of Europe member States.

9. The Assembly calls on the member States of the Council of Europe to protect human rights regardless of religious or cultural practices or traditions on the principle that, where human rights are concerned, there is no room for religious or cultural exceptions.

10. The Assembly notes with approval the 2008 judgment of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords addressing these principles.

 

18.5. allow the Muslim minority to choose freely its muftis as mere religious leaders (that is, without judicial powers), through election or appointment, and thus to abolish the application of Sharia law – which raises serious questions of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights – as recommended by the Commissioner for Human Rights;

A copy of this resolution can be download here: 

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Australia
News Date: 
17/05/2011
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The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils wants Muslims to be able to marry, divorce and conduct financial transactions under the principles of sharia law. In a submission to the Federal Parliament's Committee on Multicultural Affairs, the Federation has asked for the change. It argues that all Australians would benefit if Islamic laws were adopted as mainstream legislation. That is not a view shared by many other contributors to the usually low-profile committee.

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See Quran 4:34 etc

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United Kingdom (UK)
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20/06/2019
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Aproposed new definition of Islamophobia could be used as a “bully’s charter” by Muslims to silence critics and promote intolerant views, a former equalities chief has warned. Trevor Phillips, who chaired the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (ECHR), also claimed the row over Boris Johnson’s comments on Muslims was “pure dirty politics” and was being used to “get” the Tory leadership frontrunner to scupper his ambitions.

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Egypt
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19/06/2019
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“Coptic Christian Arrested for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook in Egypt,” , June 18, 2019:

CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A young Coptic Christian man has been arrested near Cairo, Egypt for allegedly insulting Islam after a hacker posted material on his Facebook page, he and family members said.

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Lebanon
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20/06/2019
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“Lebanese Police Prevent Terrorist Attack on Churches,” , June 19, 2019:

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United Kingdom (UK)
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19/06/2019
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The real problem is the concerted effort to create a one-religion blasphemy law for Islam.

The device campaigners are using is a new definition of Islamophobia, produced by the British Muslims all-party group of MPs. There are many issues with this definition, not least that it has been influenced by MEND, a Muslim campaigning group accused of promoting extremism. According to Sir John Jenkins, who reviewed the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain, MEND has “exerted an important intellectual influence” on the definition.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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18/07/2016
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Labour MP Naz Shah has said the comments which saw her suspended from the party were anti-Semitic. Ms Shah apologised in April for online posts, including one suggesting Israel should be moved to the United States. The post was brought to light by the Guido Fawkes website, which also highlighted a post in which she appeared to liken Israeli policies to those of Hitler.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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19/06/2019
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A BBC presenter has apologised after an imam who questioned the Tory leadership contenders about Islamophobia was found to have made critical comments about Israel. In tweets unearthed by the Guido Fawkes website, Mr Patel wrote: “Every Political figure on the Zionist’s payroll is scaring the world about Corbyn. They don’t like him. He seems best suited to tackle them!” He also shared an image endorsing the relocation of Israel to the US as a way of solving the Israel/Palestine conflict.

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Algeria
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03/09/2011
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Based on Islamic law and tribal traditions, Algerian law discriminates against women in terms of marriage, children’s custody and education, divorce and more.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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14/06/2019
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A father is on trial for controlling his entire family because two of his eight daughters would not marry the men he had chosen for them. He said they were ‘dead to the family’ and vowed to inflict what he considered a ‘traditional’ Islamic upbringing on two others who wanted to lead western lives, a crout was told. Madina and Maryha Khan were not allowed to go out and he made them cook and clean for him. They described their lives as ‘living in a prison’.

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Sweden
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16/06/2019
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These imams have dedicated their lives to understanding Islam correctly and communicating it properly. How did they get the idea that Islam required them to plot violence and commit treason against the land that gave them refuge? Imam Pope Francis, call your office!

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Canada
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13/06/2019
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A Toronto-area organization that was suspended by charities regulators and fined $550,000 over concerns it may have funded armed militants in Pakistan has been awarded a federal summer jobs grant.
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Malaysia
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13/06/2019
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On the first count he was charged with posting an insulting statement against Prophet Muhammad and Islam which could threaten harmony between Muslims and non-Muslims

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Germany
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14/06/2019
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The annual al-Quds Day march in Berlin is often  as a prime example of the rise of so-called new anti-Semitism in Europe: hatred of Jews in connection with Israel, often by people from Muslim societies. Despite attempts by organizers in recent years to suppress some expressions of anti-Semitism, the march by hundreds of participants features frequent calls about killing Israelis, Zionist conspir

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Nigeria
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13/06/2019
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“Armed gunmen kidnap 19 Christians, kill one in Kaduna State, Nigeria,” , June 11, 2019:

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Palestine
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13/06/2019
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  • "Fatah regularly exerts heavy pressure on Christians not to report the acts of violence and vandalism from which they frequently suffer, as such publicity could damage the PA's image as an actor capable of protecting the lives and property of the Christian minority under its rule.... That image could have negative repercussions for the massive international, and particularly European, aid the PA receives." — Dr. Edy Cohen, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.

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United States of America (the)
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14/12/2016
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An 18-year-old Muslim woman who claimed that three men attacked her on a Manhattan subway this month and tried to pull off her hijab was charged on Wednesday with filing a false report, the police said.

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He told daily that there’s no proof that Islam is compatible with democracy and that he couldn’t mention a positive example of a successful, independent muslim democracy.
Admin: ECHR-""!

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Saudi Arabia
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07/06/2019
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Saudi Arabia has sentenced to death a teenager for participating in the pro-democracy Arab Spring protests when he was just 10 years old.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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24/01/2019
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WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Is halal meat a religious right or grotesque animal cruelty? 

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United Kingdom (UK)
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10/06/2019
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Dr Mark Peel said officers with Kirklees Children’s Services DID know that young girls were being sexually abused – and that an opportunity to smash the grooming ring was missed. His report said details of young women caught in “the cycle of sexual exploitation” went undetected and unrecorded by skilled and experienced social workers and managers. This was despite one case file referring specifically to “sexual exploitation” by Asian males who gave one victim – known as ‘Girl 8’ – drugs and alcohol.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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10/06/2019
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British spies discovered a secret Hezbollah bomb-making set-up on the outskirts of London in 2015 but kept it quiet as the ink dried on the just-signed Iran nuclear deal.  reported how Met Police officers and MI5 agents raided four properties in north-west London four years ago, finding thousands of disposable ice packs stuffed with ammonium nitrate, a crucial ingredient in bombs.

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European Union
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09/06/2019
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ran's primary terrorist proxy group, Lebanese Hizbollah, has been deploying operatives to Europe for many years. In July 2013, after the group was blamed for the 2012 bombing of a tour bus in Bulgaria, the European Union finally made its move.  The EU designatedand terrorist wings, copying a model adopted by the UK. But, critically, it did not designate the entire organisation. Yet today,

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This is hardly the first "religious hate" crime to occur in the context of the cross in Italy. Among others,

  • A Muslim boy of African origin picked on, insulted, and eventually beat a 12-year-old girl during school .
  • A Muslim migrant  an old church in Venice and attacked its large, 300-year-old cross, breaking off one of its arms, while shouting, "All that is in a church is false!"
  • After a  in close proximity to a populated mosque, the area's mayor said : "Before we put a show of unity with Muslims, let's have them begin by respecting our civilization and our culture."

The fact is, Islamic hostility to the cross is an unwavering phenomenon—one that crosses continents and centuries; one that is very much indicative of Islam's innate hostility to Christianity.

For starters, not only is the cross the quintessential symbol of Christianity—for all denominations, including most forms of otherwise iconoclastic Protestantism—but it symbolizes the fundamental disagreement between Christians and Muslims. As Professor Sidney Griffith explains, "The cross and the icons publicly declared those very points of Christian faith which the Koran, in the Muslim view, explicitly denied: that Christ was the Son of God and that he died on the cross." Accordingly, "the Christian practice of venerating the cross ... often aroused the disdain of Muslims," so that from the start of the Muslim conquests of Christian lands there was an ongoing "campaign to erase the public symbols of Christianity, especially the previously ubiquitous sign of the cross."

This "campaign" traces back to the Muslim prophet Muhammad. He reportedly "had such a repugnance to the form of the cross that he broke everything brought into his house with its figure upon it," wrote one historian (, p. 10). Muhammad also claimed that at the end times Jesus (the Muslim 'Isa) himself would make it a point to "break the cross."

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In modern Britain equality is protected and one person's protected characteristics can't be used to subjugate another. The sooner people from all faiths and none realise this the better,  I'm turning 40 this year, having survived numerous suicide attempts in my teenage years, and fragile mental health as an ongoing battle. And I am frustrated and angered that schools across the country are being disrupted by protesters saying that their religious right trumps the teaching of LGBT+ equality. It doesn't, and the sooner people from all faiths and none realise this the better. The government's introduction of LGBT+ inclusive sex and relationship education in all schools regardless of faith is essential for all young people. The suggestion from Muslim activists that parents have the right to decide the curriculum for their school is inappropriate and unacceptable.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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28/04/2018
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A vote-rigger, a law student who questioned whether Isis existed and a councillor whose Facebook account shared an antisemitic video are fighting for seats on Birmingham council.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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07/04/2008
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THREE former city Labour party members found guilty of vote rigging have today been jailed.A former Labour mayor was jailed after being convicted of vote-rigging... The trio hatched a scheme to forge votes for the Peterborough city council election in June 2004, prosecutors said.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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22/11/2013
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Corruption in parts of the Pakistani community is “endemic” and a growing problem that politicians have underestimated, the Government’s chief legal adviser has said. The Attorney General, said ministers should “wake up” to the threat of corruption in public life, which he attributed to “minority communities” that operate a “favour culture”.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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07/06/2019
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Muslim gang leaders are orchestrating violence in top-security jails, including administering beatings to force inmates to convert to Islam, a report has said.

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Yemen
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03/06/2019
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Three paedophiles were publicly shot then hanged from a crane in Yemen  as punishment for raping and killing a ten-year-old boy. Yemen, south of Saudi Arabia, is one of the world’s top executors with capital punishment for violent crimes including murder, rape, and terrorism. The death penalty can also theoretically be used in cases of Islamic or ‘Hudud’ offences under Sharia law such as adultery, sexual misconduct, sodomy, prostitution, blasphemy and apostasy. All sentences are carried out by shooting although stoning, hanging, and beheading are also permitted within the Yemeni penal code.

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Nigeria
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30/05/2019
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JOSNigeria, May 29, 2019 () – Gunmen suspected to be local Fulani Muslims killed several Christians as they made their way home from church services in Jos, Nigeria on Sunday (May 26) following the murder of another area Christian last week, sources said.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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31/05/2019
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British Jews have spoken of their fear after a pro-Palestine group supported by  forced Jewish-owned shops to close by staging aggressive rallies outside them. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), of which Mr Corbyn is patron, targeted shops selling 

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