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  • Summary: 

    Policy Exchange survey, described as the largest study of Muslim opinion in the UK ever undertaken, has found widespread belief in conspiracy theories and significant support for sharia law.

    The Policy Exchange study found that unsurprisingly "British Muslims as a whole represent an unquestionably more religious section of the wider UK community" and that "Faith clearly plays a more central role in the lives of British Muslims".

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    12/06/2011
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    Victims say that officers in the borough of Tower Hamlets have ignored or downplayed outbreaks of hate crime, and suppressed evidence implicating Muslims in them, because they fear being accused of racism.The claims come as four Tower Hamlets Muslims were jailed for at least 19 years for attacking a local white teacher who gave religious studies lessons to Muslim girls. The Sunday Telegraph has uncovered more than a dozen other cases in Tower Hamlets where both Muslims and non-Muslims have been threatened or beaten for behaviour deemed to breach fundamentalist “Islamic norms.”

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    • France did not perceive it at the time, but it placed itself in a trap, and the trap is now closing.
    • In the 1970s, the Palestinians began to use international terrorism, and France chose to accept this terrorism so long as France was not affected. At the same time, France welcomed mass-immigration from the Arab-Muslim world, evidently as part of a Muslim wish to expand Islam. France's Muslim population has since grown in numbers while failing to assimilate.
    • Polls show that one-third of French Muslims want the full application of Islamic sharia law. They also show that the overwhelming majority of French Muslims support jihad, and especially jihad against Israel, a country they would like to see erased from the face of earth.
    • "It is better to leave than flee." -- Sammy Ghozlan, President of the National Bureau of Vigilance against Anti-Semitism. He was later mugged, and his car was torched. He left.
    • Villiers also mentions the presence in "no-go zones" of thousands of weapons of war. He adds that weapons will probably not even have to be used; the Islamists have already won.
    • Originally, France's dreams might have been of displacing America as a world power, accessing inexpensive oil, business deals with oil-rich Islamic states, and the prayer of no domestic terrorism.
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    Terror attacks in Germany are becoming remarkably unremarkable. So when a bomb went off in the German city of Essen, near Düsseldorf – and killed nobody – it barely registered. The three teenagers who detonated the device were all members of a Whatsapp group called ‘Supporters of the Islamic Caliphate’, so their intentions seemed pretty clear: they wanted to wage war against the infidels of the West.

    But their target – a Sikh temple – was striking. While initial reports suggested there was ‘no indication’ of a terrorist incident, any Sikh reading the news would have understood the motive, just as any Jew or Christian would have understood precisely why Islamic extremists target synagogues or churches. It was a religiously motivated attack, designed to remind Germany’s Sikh community that they should also be fearful.

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    Islams Sharia Law is alive and well in Australia and is been practiced in Muslim enclaves to the detriment of it's victims. Islams Celebrity Media go to Muslim explains that there is nothing to see here and all is well despite the obvious savagery and brutality exhibited world wide wherever Islam rules.

    A Current Affair, Nine Network, Sydney Australia, September 26 2016

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    22/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A German court has ruled that seven Muslim men who formed a Sharia street patrol did not break laws against political uniforms. The group sparked outrage in the western city of Wuppertal in 2014, when they approached people in orange vests bearing the words "Sharia Police". They demanded that locals stop gambling, listening to music, and drinking alcohol.

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    Hamas-linked CAIR and ISNA shut down? The stealth jihad stopped in its tracks? The years-long campaign of subversion and the undermining of counterterror efforts exposed and brought to an end? If that happens, it could in the long run prove to be the best thing the Trump presidency accomplished.

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    18/11/2016
    Summary: 
    • Armed police involved in raids on more than 200 properties in 
    • Officers hunting  backers among Salafist group 'The True Religion'
    • Government has announced that the group is being banned for good
  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    04/12/2004
    Summary: 

    "Stoned to death... why Europe is starting to lose its faith in Islam" (By Charles Bremner, Times of London, December 4, 2004) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/article1974930.ece

  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    17/11/2016
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    THIS is the brutal moment a gang of teenagers appear to repeatedly slap a girl in the face for allegedly removing her headscarf.

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    Top Muslim cleric in Australia says Australians should get lashes according to Sharia laws

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    Due to on-going government inquiries, the BBC has recently covered sharia councils in the UK.  During debates and discussion on the issue, BBC presenters did not mention the fact that sharia law has been declared, by the European Court of Human Rights, as "wholly incompatible" with human rights and democratic principles; due overwhelmingly to its treatment of women.  Nor has the BBC provided significant details about sharia law, such as that it allows men to use physical force against their wives, mothers have no rights over children, and a woman's word is worth less than a man's. 

    Moreover, secular or Islam-critical voices have not been included in these debates.  

    As licence-fee payers, we demand that the BBC provide complete coverage of this important matter and to fully inform the public.  We also demand that those who believe in a single democratic law for all are given every opportunity to object to sharia councils, for whatever reason, and that our voices be heard.  It is not for Muslims alone to determine whether or not the United Kingdom accommodates sharia law, or what form that should take.

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    A suggested copy of a letter to send them can be downloaded here. View the letter here.

  • Dear…

    Two inquiries in to the use of sharia law in the UK are currently on-going; one such inquiry was ordered by Prime Minister Theresa May when she was Home Secretary, the other a Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry. Given this, the BBC has had cause to cover the issue of sharia law in recent weeks.

    BBC coverage of this topic has been both unbalanced and incomplete, with vital information excluded. Please address the following points.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Four Islamic schools ordered to close following fears over extremism or pupil safety continue to operate because the Government is powerless to shut them down, the Daily Mail can reveal.
    One allegedly taught girls that men can beat their wives. Another distributed leaflets saying music is an ‘act of the devil’.
    They could continue operating for months, if not years, after launching legal appeals against closure.

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    08/11/2016
    Summary: 

    The popular Sunday political talk show Anne Will has sparked outrage in Germany after an appearance by a known radical Muslim wearing a full-face niqab veil to debate on the radicalisation of young German Muslims.

  • Summary: 

    We know we are learning the truth about the Sharia because Muslims are telling us that we don’t understand it. A Washington Post guest writer put forth a refutation of the myths about the Sharia. Of course he makes deceptive arguments about Islam.

    The Sharia is a process of applying the Sunna of Mohammed and the Koran to everyday needs. It is a method of enforcing every human to live a life just like Mohammed, down to the smallest detail.

    No country bases all of its laws on the Sharia because the Sharia is not sophisticated enough to work in a modern world.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/11/2016
    Summary: 

    It all depends on what one thinks “British values” are. If they include the denial of the freedom of speech, the institutionalized subjugation of women and non-Muslims, and punishments such as stoning and amputation, then yes, many “political Islam” movements share British values. But if British values have anything to do with the values of a free society, then this report is howlingly false.

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    Access to justice is being denied in the UK in the shadow of neoliberalism and religious fundamentalism. Minority women are being denied the right to participate in the wider political community as citizens rather than subjects.

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    Does the UK’s Sharia Review resemble the sharia ‘courts’: secretive procedures and discriminatory advisors? Are the Home Office and the Church ignoring conflicts of interest and evidence of discrimination?

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    “My daughter and I appeared before the Sharia court at Regent's Park mosque in London. They were not interested in anything we had to say, the whole process was shocking.”
    The UK government is conducting an inquiry into the operation of Sharia courts which is being boycotted by a number of women’s organisations because its remit is too narrow, and the panel of judges is not seen as ‘independent’ enough.

    Parallel to this, the Home Affairs Committee has also launched an inquiry into whether the principles of Sharia are compatible with British law.

    On 7 November, there will be a public seminar on "Sharia Law, Legal Pluralism and Access to Justice" 7-9pm at Committee Room 12 at the Houses of Parliament. Below, we publish the story of a woman Shagufta (not her real name) who spoke to the campaign group, One Law for All, and described how a brush with the Sharia courts ruined her life forever.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    02/11/2013
    Summary: 

    David Cameron’s plans to issue sharia-compliant bonds open the way to Islamic law being enforced at the heart of government, a senior clergyman has warned. Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former bishop of Rochester, said proposals to make Britain the first non-Muslim country to sell a bond that complies with sharia could trigger a series of “unforeseen consequences”.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/11/2016
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    Unofficial and unregulated Sharia law bodies are operating “everywhere in the country” preforming marriages and handing out divorces, the head of a body set up to standardise the administration of Islamic law in the UK has told MPs. Dr Ahmad Al-Dubayan, chairman of UK Board of Sharia Councils, based in Regent’s Park Mosque in London, said it was impossible to know how many so-called sharia “councils” are operating in Britain. But in some cases self-styled sharia authorities are operating out of small shops “maybe hidden in the basement or somewhere”, he said.

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    If sharia councils operated fully within UK law, they would still pose a profound cultural challenge, and even if they made no pretence at legal power, non-Muslims would still have every right to object to their malign influence. Even if every single participant in a sharia council was there voluntarily without coercion or social pressure, and even if every ruling and process complied with equality and human rights standards, non-Muslims would still have every right to protest the fragmentation of our legal system. How can there be integration if our secular legal system is openly rejected? Putting aside, for a moment, the many implications of sharia for Muslim women, the spread of these councils reeks of separatism – and an Islamist desire to state Islam's power in the physical and political realm.

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    Maryam Namazie: Thank you for having me here. I represent One Law for All, a coalition of organisations that includes Southall Black Sisters, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation, the Centre for Secular Space and British Muslims for Secular Democracy, as well as other groups. We include Muslim and non-Muslim women who are working together on this issue. We believe that Sharia courts play a very negative role in the lives of women. We think that, in content and structure, they are discriminatory against women, and to try to find good or bad when the law itself discriminates against women is problematic. We think that women should have access to one secular law for all.

    If you look at the creation of the Sharia courts, they came in the mid-1980s. They are a result of the rise of the political Islamic movement internationally, the repercussions of which we have seen here in Britain and in Europe. If you talk to older women who were living in Britain prior to this period, none of them were required or pressured to go to Sharia court. There was no need for this sort of divorce. In the past they would get civil divorces, which are acceptable in Pakistan, Iran and elsewhere. In a sense, we see this as part of the rise of the Islamist movement. It is one of their projects to manage and control women. They created a problem, and then they came forward and pretended that Sharia courts were the solution to the problem that they had created. It is highly problematic.

    We need to look fundamentally at why women from minority backgrounds should have different rights and rules applied to them. Why are we not stressing one law for all? In any sort of religious law—not just Sharia courts but Beth Dins and any sort of parallel legal system where religious arbitration is at play—you will find that women are discriminated against because of the nature of these sorts of rules.
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    Maryam Namazie: I also think that we can’t wait for reform and changes. That is an issue we need to think about. We need to protect women and we need to protect them right away. From my perspective and the coalition I work with, we think that parallel legal systems should be abolished.

    Q17 Mr Winnick: Abolished completely?

    Maryam Namazie: Abolished, because I think it will protect women more. I know some will say that that means that they will carry on underground. Well, domestic violence continues, but we still have laws against it. When the Government say very clearly that parallel legal systems are unacceptable, it helps to protect the most vulnerable. Some women go freely, they get their rights, but we are talking about the most vulnerable in our society

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    02/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A Labour MP has said a long-awaited government inquiry into Britain’s sharia courts is ‘Islamophobic’ and should be dropped, proposing the religious legal system should be offered state ‘support’. Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s launch of the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry Naz Shah, who will give evidence, argued the courts were “complimentary” to British law and were simply “under-resourced”. She also claimed members of the Muslim community had said they thought the inquiry was “Islamophobic and racist”.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    01/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Eleven women in Kano state have been arraigned for drinking alcohol, smoking, and romancing with men who aren't their husbands.These vices are contrary to the Sharia legal system, the Faggae Outpost of the Kano State Hisbah Board (Sharia Police) stated on Monday.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/11/2016
    Summary: 

    Women and Equalities Minister Justine Greening has said the Government is taking concerns around Sharia courts "extremely seriously" amid fresh calls to abolish them.
    Ms Greening did not rule out supporting legislation curtailing the powers of Sharia courts, also known as councils, which settle disputes using Islamic religious law.
    The Government launched an independent review into the application of Sharia law earlier this year, while Baroness Cox has brought a Bill through the Lords which could seriously limit the power of the dozens currently operating across the UK.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    29/10/2016
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    I was shocked to watch the live proceedings of the House of Representatives as covered by NTA2 and saw that the bill calling for the criminal aspects of Islamic Sharia law to be implemented in our legal system in Nigeria at the Federal and states passed the second reading on Thursday, October 28, 2016.

    I was even more shocked because even though there were many Christians in the House no one raised an objection!

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    30/10/2016
    Summary: 

    One of the UK’s leading sharia courts “protects wife-beating suspects by sabotaging criminal proceedings against them”, a Parliamentary committee has heard.
    The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, is just one of the UK’s 80 Islamic “councils”, set up in 2007 ostensibly to help resolve civil and family disputes in accordance with Islamic scripture.

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    The same week that Mr Yousaf was extolling the idea that Britain is a proto-Nazi state and Pakistan a potential safe-haven, the Pakistani authorities saw the latest round of the interminable and unforgivable saga of Asia Bibi. This is the woman who has been on death-row in Pakistan for no crime other than the crime of being a Christian. Bibi has been awaiting execution for five years, purely because a neighbour claimed that Bibi had insulted Mohammed during an argument.

    They attack the Conservative government of the UK for Nazism while not merely praising, but lauding as a safe haven, a state which actually persecutes and murders people because of their religion.

    Which means that he is doing what many other people today are doing, which is knowingly to cover for a racist despotism, so long as it is despotism with an Islamic face.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    21/10/2016
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    A primary school teacher was beaten outside his classroom by two young men who called him a racist after seeing the man rebuke a child of non-European origin. The teacher was violently attacked near the entrance of his school while walking back from Marais Stadium, in Argenteuil in Val-d’Oise, with his pupils after a PE class. After Paul Langevin reprimanded one of the children in his class on Monday who was being disruptive and using bad language, two young men jumped out of their car screaming “Don’t you talk to her like that, racist”, at the 50 year old. Mr.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    08/02/2008
    Summary: 

    Sharia law "courts" are already dealing with crime on the streets of London, it has emerged. The revelation came after the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, called for an "accommodation" with parts of the Islamic legal code in a speech which attracted widespread condemnation. The Archbishop said parts of civil law could be dealt with under the sharia system but already some communities have gone much further - and it was revealed today that a teenage stabbing case among the Somali community in Woolwich had been dealt with by a sharia "trial".

  • Country: 
    Sweden
    News Date: 
    18/10/2016
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    In a shocking clip, filmed by politician Hanif Bali outside his workplace, a huge crowd can be seen chanting and praising Imam Khomeini, who enforced Sharia Law in Iran. Posting the footage on Facebook, Bali wrote: “Today there was quite a lot of noise outside parliament – prayers were proclaimed and people chanted.

  • Summary: 

    Canada, like the US and other Western democracies, has been infiltrated by mainstream Muslim groups, leaders, speakers, imams, etc. who appear to be benign, but who are anti-West and anti-Israel, and habe the goal of doing dawah for the ultimate purpose of Sharia conquest.

    In an article originally published by Young Muslims website and entitled “Understanding Punishment in Shariah [Islamic Law], Taha Ghayyur explained the rationale behind the harsh punishments in Islam (execution, stoning, cutting off thieves’ hands etc.) and argued that the Islamic Law (Shariah) can be implemented in North America.

    Specifically troubling was that Ghayyur’s message was published for a Muslim youth audience.

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    Since it is extremely difficult to gain access to these tribunals, we have tried to show what sort of rulings they may give by referring to online sites used by mosques and individuals. It will at once be clear that the muftis who issue these fatwas walk a very fine line between legality and illegality and sometimes cross into territory where human rights are abused. It should be borne in mind that sharia rulings do not fluctuate by very much (though variants between muftis are far from uncommon). This principle, that it is obligatory to uphold the essential integrity of Islamic jurisprudence and the rulings that come from it, allows us to show in broad terms what muftis are ruling by referring to online sites that are referenced by some of the mosques in our list. The Appendix below provides a range of rulings gleaned from some of these sites, where archives are kept of past fatwas, together with the questions that prompted them. We have edited this material lightly in order to make it accessible to the non‐Muslim and non‐specialist.  

    Among the rulings in the Appendix, we find some that advise illegal actions and others that transgress human rights standards as they are applied by British court. Here are some examples: a Muslim woman may
    not under any circumstances marry a non‐Muslim man unless he converts to Islam; such a woman’s children will be separated from her until she marries a Muslim man; polygamous marriage (i.e. two to four wives) is considered legal; a man may divorce his wife without telling her about it, provided he does not seek to sleep with her; a husband has conjugal rights over his wife, and she should normally answer his summons to have sex (but she cannot summon him for the same reason); a woman may not stay with her husband if he leaves Islam; non‐Muslims may be deprived of their share in an inheritance; a divorce does not require witnesses (i.e. a man may divorce his wife and send her away even if no‐one else knows about it); re‐marriage requires the wife to marry, have sex with, and be divorced by another man; a wife has no property rights
    in the event of divorce (which may be initiated arbitrarily by her husband); sharia law must override the judgements of British courts; rights of child custody may differ from those in UK law; taking up residence in a non‐Muslim country except for limited reasons is forbidden; taking out insurance is prohibited, even if required by law; there is no requirement to register a marriage according to the law of the country; polygamy is acceptable, even if against the law; it is undesirable to rent an apartment belonging to a Christian church; a Muslim lawyer has to act contrary to UK law where it contradicts sharia; employment through driving a taxi is prohibited; it is allowable to be a police officer, provided one is not called upon to do anything contrary to sharia; women are restricted in leaving their homes and driving cars; an adult woman may not marry anyone she chooses; sharia law of legitimacy contradicts the Legitimacy Act 1976; a woman may not leave her home without her husband’s consent (which may constitute false imprisonment); legal adoption is forbidden; a man may coerce his wife to have sex; a woman may not retain custody of her child after seven (for a boy) or nine (for a girl); a civil marriage may be considered invalid; sharia law takes priority over secular law (e.g. a wife may not divorce her husband in a civil court); fighting the Americans and British is a religious duty; recommendation of severe punishments for homosexuals; a woman’s recourse to fertility treatment is disliked; a woman cannot marry without the presence (and permission) of a male guardian (the wali); a divorce is valid if the husband simply intends to do it; polygamous marriage should be maintained, even in the UK; if a woman’s ‘idda has expired and she no longer has marital relations with her husband, he is excused alimony payments; an illegitimate child may not inherit from his/her father.

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    A Muslim barrister wants to start incorporating sharia law into the UK legal system.

  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    16/10/2016
    Summary: 

    The Austrian domestic intelligence agency has warned law makers that there could be a hot bed of Islamic radicalisation developing in the region of Styria.

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    Germany is the home of the German people. Britain is the home of the British people. Europe is our home, but our leaders now tell us that everyone, no matter who they are, can simply stroll in to our home and stay here. The reason they can do this is because they are human. It shouldn’t need saying but apparently it does; ISIS is human. Jihadis are human.  Rapists are human. Every murder, terror attack, genocide that has ever taken place, has been at the hands of humans. Humans are not saints, and nor are we “all equal”. Some will want a society held together by cruelty and oppression, others will seek freedom. That is simply how it is.

    On the second point, while I appreciate the sentiment in theory, it doesn’t work in reality. The separation of ideology from people isn’t practicable; it again presents people as innocents, and ideologies alone as harmful.  But that doesn’t make any sense. Ideas do not exist independently of people. It is people who give birth to ideas and it is people who put them in to practice. While an idea may be repulsive – such as burying a person up to their chest and throwing stones at their head until they die – the idea itself will cause no harm unless there are people willing to throw the stones. The Koran may contain verses urging the killing of non-believers, but if I put a Koran on a shelf and leave it there, it will cause no damage. It is only when people pick up the book and implement its commands that the problems begin.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    04/10/2016
    Summary: 

    A private Muslim school has been forced to change its curriculum, overhaul teaching standards and improve child safety following a Sky News investigation. Education watchdog Ofsted served a statutory notice on the Institute of Islamic Education in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, after its strict Sharia code for pupils was made public, including the threat of expulsion for mixing with outsiders. Documents handed out to parents warned that boarders were forbidden from watching TV, listening to music, or reading newspapers, while pupils were taught not to speak to the media.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    08/10/2016
    Summary: 

    The discovery raises the alarming prospect that staff at British airports could be operating as part of a jihadi sleeper cell. A senior security source confirmed to Express.co.uk the discovery of the glove was "not the only case" and that other radicalised airport workers had been identified at more British airports.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/10/2016
    Summary: 

    Extremist leaflets ordering Muslims to kill those who offend Islam were handed out outside an east London mosque. Metropolitan police is launching an investigation into hate crime after worshippers were given the booklets during a gathering by the Dar-ul-Uloom Qadria Jilania mosque in Walthamstow.

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    07/10/2016
    Summary: 

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    The chief of the German police union claims that criminal migrants from North Africa are laughing at the German justice system as they are allowed to go free after committing crimes.

  • Summary: 

    One way the rise of Islamist authoritarianism in a country can be seen is by the rise in the number of mosques, religious schools and prisons -- coupled with a sharp decline in the quality of education. Turkey is no exception.

     

    Admin: Lessons here for the UK

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    09/01/2016
    Summary: 

    A Bristol judge has become the first in the country to be allowed to rule on sharia law cases. District Judge Shamim Qureshi, who sits at Bristol Crown Court, is the first member of the UK judiciary to receive permission from the Judicial Office to carry out such a role, according to today's Daily Telegraph.

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    A Christian convert from Islam has said there's a "failure across the board" to protect people in Britain who leave the Muslim faith. Nissar Hussain was speaking after the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain said people leaving Islam were experiencing extreme violence and discrimination. The Council said some were even committing suicide or self-harming because of the level of abuse they received, or feared they would receive, if they left Islam. Its words come ahead of an ITV documentary due to broadcast on 13th October which will explore the lives of converts from Islam.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    30/09/2016
    Summary: 

    A London mosque allegedly used as the “headquarters” of a sectarian hate group is under investigation by the Charities Commission for “distributing literature from its premises” promoting “hatred” towards the persecuted Ahmadi sect.

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