Channel 4 has commissioned a documentary titled The Truth About Muslim Marriage, to be shown this Tuesday. It examines whether Britain’s centuries-old marriage laws need to be updated to reflect and better serve today’s multifaith society. The sighs and groans have already begun from Muslims about this on my social media.
Decision may anger country's Salafist minority. Algerian leader has banned women working in the country’s public sector from wearing full-face veils, also known as niqabs. In a letter sent to ministers and regional governors on Thursday, the country’s prime minister said the need for identification had prompted the move. Civil servants, he wrote, needed to “observe the rules and requirements of security and communication within their department, which impose their systemati
A school in Birmingham is expected to become the first in Britain to have its entire governing body sacked under new government powers after an 18-month row over religion threatened to tear it apart. A damning report for the city's education authority into Washwood Heath Technology College found that a group of Muslim governors with a "hidden agenda" was trying to turn it into a Muslim-only school.
The scale of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England and Wales is not being properly investigated due to a lack of consistent high-quality data, according to new research. FGM, a term which refers to any procedure that intentionally alters female genital organs for non-medical reasons, has been illegal in Britain since 1985 but the law was
But we need to acknowledge that this is a battle that will not end soon. We are fighting a terrorism that exists through an ideology, and transcends organisations. We aren’t just fighting the Taliban, al-Qaeda and Isis, but the ideas that drive them.
Most British Muslims are able to healthily integrate being both Muslim and Western, seeing those two identities as compatible and harmonious rather than conflicting. But there are an increasing number of young Muslims who find their sense of belonging and identity elsewhere.
That comes from Islamophobia, but also portions of the Muslim community refusing to culturally integrate, regarding integration as a compromise of their identity. They push the notion of Britain never being our home, that we will always be hated for being Muslim, that you cannot truly be British and Muslim.
Can a healthy, harmonious multicultural society tolerate private legal systems? Not if that means the subjugation of women in abusive and indeed dangerous marriages, a form of imprisonment in all but name sanctioned by their local religious leaders. As this newspaper reports again, the reality of sharia in some communities means precisely that. Sharia “judges” refuse to take the rights and complaints of women seriously, and, in some examples cited by researchers, fail to recognise the validity of a ruling of divorce made in a British court. Hence the subsequent oppression, which has too often shaded into violence and domestic slavery. Campaigners are calling on David Cameron to ban the use of religious arbitration in family matters.
People should admit the "uncomfortable" truth that Islamic State is made up of Muslims and their doctrine is Islamic, the BBC’s head of religion told an audience of students.
Professor Aaqil Ahmed, the first Muslim to hold the role at the corporation, said it was wrong to suggest the terrorist group "has nothing to do with Islam" during a speech at Huddersfield University last week.
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