Tarnishing Muslim Doctors

Letter to BMJ Editor-in-Chief: The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) is shocked by the decision of the BMJ Editorial Team to publish the two articles in Duncan Gardham’s work “Doctors and Islamic State”. Gardham focusses on a handful of individuals and … read more

MCB: A sermon for peace

The Muslim Council of Britain has proposed the following Juma khutba for mosques: The past few years and especially this week has been a difficult time for all of us, and we have seen innocent people die at the hands … read more

Tunisia Horror

Adam Withnall and Ian Johnston in the Independent: British survivors of the Tunisia beach massacre have praised the actions of locals who formed a human shield to protect tourists and “saved many lives”. Images obtained by Sky News showed gunman Seifeddine Rezgui … read more

Home Office at odds with PM

Home Office

Graeme Demianyk reports in The Huffington Post: Charles Farr, Theresa May’s most senior counter terrorism adviser, warned against the urge to “overstate” extremism in the UK when as little as a hundred were being radicalised within a British Muslim population of … read more

USA: Rule of Law?

The Guardian reports, ‘It has been nearly 14 years since the 9/11 attacks, but a lawsuit on behalf of Muslims rounded up in the aftermath has barely moved forward as lawyers try to show how frightening it was for hundreds … read more

Ramadan ban in China

Statement from the Uyghur Muslims: ‘As Muslims around the world begin to observe the holy month of Ramadan beginning on June 18th, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) calls on China to end its restrictions on fasting and other religious observances … read more

The Hero, Snowden

Shami Chakrabarti, writing in The Guardian, ‘This thoughtful intervention [by David Anderson QC, reviewer of terrorism legislation]  brought new hope to us and others, for the rebuilding of public trust in surveillance conducted with respect for privacy, democracy and the … read more

Miles Copeland remembered: The Game of Nations

The Game of Nations

Gareth Smyth writes in the Guardian: ‘… The “flagship” of Israel’s search for Middle Eastern allies was Trident, an intelligence alliance with Turkey and Iran from the late 1950s. With Iran this lasted until the 1979 Revolution, and with Turkey until … read more