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S. Parvez Manzoor: Din, Dunya, Dahr.

Secularism, it has often been claimed, is an (illegitimate) offspring of Christianity. Certainly, it is impossible for a Muslim reader not to take notice of the theological moorings of secularity that are Christian not only in origin but also in … read more

Qur’an fragment in Birmingham

The BBC reports, ‘What may be the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. The pages … read more

Defending the Defence Budget

Mary Dejevsky in the Guardian: …retired members of the top brass have been warning for some time of the threat posed by Isis to civilisation as we know it. There was a flurry before the election, and recently the calls … read more

Babar Ahmad

Press Release from the ‘Free Babar Ahmad’ campaign: We, the family of Babar Ahmad, are delighted to announce that by the grace of God,  Babar has returned home to us after 11 years in prison. Our lives will be enriched … read more

British arms trade & Saudi Arabia

Richard Norton-Taylor and Rob Evans report in The Guardian, ‘…The Yamamah deal became mired in a long-running controversy over allegations that BAE, Britain’s biggest arms dealer, made huge illicit payments to Saudi royals to land the contract. In 2006, Tony … read more

Iran Nuclear Deal breakthrough

Press TV reports, ‘On Tuesday [14 July 2015], the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries – the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany- reached an agreement in the Austrian capital of Vienna, where negotiators had recently been spending … read more

The dark secret of ‘old money’

Alexandra Sims in the Independent: ‘A five year project by University College London has compiled the identities of 46,000 Britons who owned slaves, mainly in the West Indies, on the day that slavery was abolished in 1833 […] Records from the … read more