Statement from the Muslim Council of Britain, ‘It is a sad day for justice and equality. At a time when populism and bigotry are at an all-time high, we fear that this ruling will serve as a green light to those wishing to normalise discrimination against faith communities.
Many will be worried that this action will prevent Muslim women who choose to wear the scarf from securing jobs.And it sends a message that we cannot accept a plural society that recognises and celebrates religious differences. This is a backward step which people of all faiths and none should speak out against.’ click here.
thelocal.de reports, ‘ Prosecutors in Frankfurt are investigating two people for making up a crime, after they claimed in a national newspaper that dozens of Arab men rioted and sexually assaulted women at New Year. The claims first appeared in … read more
Timothy Garton Ash in the Guardian, 21 December, ‘. . . But what if Breitscheidplatz turns out to be what so many analysts have always feared: a major terrorist attack perpetrated by someone who entered Germany as a refugee after Merkel … read more
From London Mayor’s website, ‘. . . Opening the [Social Integration] conference [14 November] , Sadiq Khan said the politics of division must not spread to diverse cities like London, and urged city leaders ‘to build bridges instead of walls’ to help … read more
The think tank Institute for Government’s recent statement notes, ‘it is imperative that Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England reach agreement on the UK’s Brexit terms and negotiating strategy. Imposing a Brexit settlement in the face of devolved opposition (while legally possible) would … read more
A study commissioned by L’Institut Montaigne and reported in the French press (18th September 2016) notes: the Muslim population makes up 5.6% of the over-15 years of age French population and 10% of those under 25 (and 84% less than … read more
Quotidiano.it reports, ‘Davanti a 2500 spettatori paganti e osannanti, Beppe Grillo pesta un’enorme gaffe durante l’ultimo comizio a Padova. Parlando del neoeletto sindaco di Londra, il musulmano Sadiq Khan, il leader del Movimento cinquestelle ha prima esaltato il fatto che … read more
John Lichfield reports in the Guardian, ‘A teenage Catholic girl who converted to Islam has been banned from attending a school in the eastern Paris suburbs because her skirt is too long. The headteacher of the school in Montereau-Fault-Yonne told the … read more