Protest in Ethiopia – Update

21 October 2016 Guardian reports, based on Agence France, ‘ Ethiopian authorities have arrested more than 1,500 people since declaring a state of emergency less than two weeks ago, according to a statement published by state-controlled news agency Fana. The … read more



Justice discharged on Maulana Shakeel?

‘The Claimant, Shakeel Begg, the Chief Imam at Lewisham Islamic Centre (“LIC”), claimed damages against the BBC for libel in respect of a broadcast of the “Sunday Politics” current affairs programme on 3rd November 2013 on BBC1. Mr Begg complained … read more




Dr Fazeel Mahmood Khan, based at the Institute of Space Technology in Islamabad, is a specialist on gravitational waves – produced when galaxies with supermassive black holes at their centre collide.  He is the lead author in a recent publication  … read more



French-instigated illegal deportation

Soon after the end of Ramadan, at a time when Muslim families celebrate the end of a month of fasting, Brazilian police conducted a raid on the home of a dual nationality French-Algerian scientist in Rio,  just after he had … read more

EU News


Brexit: Warning of a ‘reckless strategy’

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

Featured Videos


A Story of a Muslim Convert from Ukraine

Marina, a Muslim convert from Ukraine, was once in the same position and we hope that hearing from a Muslim convert inspires you to push forward in your conversion to Islam. Do you think about converting to Islam, but have … read more

Muslims in Britain


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



Why is a mass extinction of ‘independent states’ taking place . . .

Distinguished journalist Patrick Cockburn writing in and reproduced by Third World Resurgence, June – July 2016. We live in an age of disintegration . . .  no real lessons have been learnt about why direct or indirect military interventions … read more



Religious Architectures’ Futures

From Baroness Warsi’s Initiative We’re back on the road again! On 13 September, our ‘Modern Places of Worship’ debate series will make its second stop in Woking. As home to the Shah Jahan, the UK’s first purpose-built mosque, we … read more

Surveillance State


UK’s undercover agents

Philip Oltermann in the Guardian, ‘The German government has written to the British Home Office asking for the Pitchford inquiry into undercover policing to be extended to covert operations by British police in Germany.  The inquiry, which was set up … read more