Monday, 25 September 2017
arabnews.com, 55% of Brits support racial profiling of Muslims: Arab News/YouGov poll " The poll found that 53 percent of respondents believe the UK should recognize Palestine as a state. Most Brits are dissatisfied with UK foreign policy on the Arab world, with 57 percent saying it has been largely ineffective in upholding human rights and promoting global security. More than half of those polled support Britain’s current military intervention against Daesh, while eight in 10 Brits believe going to war in Iraq in 2003 was wrong."
Guardian, Stabbing of surgeon at Manchester mosque treated as hate crime "Dr Nasser Kurdy suffers stab wound in neck while arriving for evening prayers at Altrincham mosque."
Saturday, 23 September 2017
Independent, Imam who told children martyrdom was 'greater success' than school convicted of supporting Isis " "'When you don't fulfil the command of Allah, I'm coming to remove your head,' Kamran Hussain told Stoke-on-Trent mosque"
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Guardian, Slough man jailed for spreading Isis propaganda "Hussain ran two YouTube channels that he used to broadcast extremist material and used WhatsApp and the encrypted messaging app Telegram to send “disturbing” documents advising people to “kill the kuffar [disbelievers] in their own country”."
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
CREST, Community Reporting Thresholds "This is the full report on Community Reporting Thresholds, produced by CREST. It looks at the reporting of potential violent extremism and terrorism, focusing on identifying triggers, thresholds and barriers which may stop someone from reporting." Available as a pdf, with more information here.
Roles & Responsibilities of a 21st Century Alimah – Alimahs Online ""Traditionally, the role of the Alimah has never been one of formal employment within Mosques and Islamic Centres, but given the growth of the Muslim population here in the UK and the increasing number of Muslim women and girls pursuing formal religious education coupled with the increasing social pressures and socially ‘taboo’ issues affecting young Muslim girls, the role of the Alimah has become crucial and one that needs to be formally recognised and rewarded."