Muslims in Britain

One School’s Muslim Paranoia

Esther Addley and Alexandra Topping  in the Guardian, ‘A local education authority has admitted racially discriminating against two young boys and breaching their human rights when a school called the police after one of them told his teacher he had been given a toy gun as a present. The brothers, aged seven and five and of mixed Indian and Middle Eastern heritage, were questioned by uniformed officers in March 2016 after the school raised concerns they might be at risk of radicalisation. The boy’s teacher has insisted she never doubted the weapon was a toy. The school’s governors found teachers were unsure if they had a duty to report their concerns under Prevent, the government’s anti-radicalisation strategy, and called Bedfordshire police. The school cannot be named in order to protect the children’s identity.’ click here.

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Preston Muslims’ effort

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Taking journalists to account

The MCB Assistant Secretary General Miqdaad Versi (@miqdaad) has been able to obtain several retractions from British newspapers – and in this way making an important contribution in the campaign for fair reporting and challenging stereotypes. Most recently: read more

MEND on Casey Report

From Mend.org.uk, ‘Dame Louise’s review will be added to a long catalogue of Government commissioned reports on British Muslims which talk about them without talking to them. The Casey review gives credence to the flawed methodology of the ICM poll … read more

A matter of choice

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Sadiq Khan: consummate politico

David Hill reports in the Guardian, ‘Sadiq Khan’s speech to the Labour conference was carefully crafted to win audience applause but also, and most of all, to make point after point about the need to win elections and wield power. … read more