News

An ignominious tradition . . .

Cory Crider in the Guardian, ‘. . .  Here in the UK, there used to be agreement on this story: fair play. The rule of law. Open justice. The abhorrence of torture. It is all there, in Magna Carta. Britons … read more

Blogs

Pope Francis faces his ‘Takfiri’ posse

The excellent Pope Francis under fire from his own ‘takfiris’! Not one, but two forces have him in their sights. The first is the American Cardinal Raymond Burke, who is deeply unhappy with Francis’s stand allowing divorcees who remarry to receive Communion. … read more

Opinion Piece

Craig Murray’s focus on Israeli diplomat

Writing in his blog www.craigmurray.org.uk, the former British Ambassador observes, . . . Astonishingly, the Israeli Embassy’s Senior Political Officer Shai Masot, implicated in a plot against the Deputy Foreign Minister [Sir Alan Duncan], was not on the Foreign and … read more

Muslims in Britain

Preston Muslims’ effort

asianimage.co.uk reports [12 January 2017] , ‘Representatives from Preston mosques today presented a cheque for £61,500 to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The money will go towards the £100,000 cost of buying a new high definition imaging system that can help doctors … read more

Events

Solidarity with Adlène Hicheur

UPDATE  Declan Butler reports in Nature, ‘ Particle physicist Adlène Hicheur has not been able to attend scientific meetings since July, when he was mysteriously deported from Brazil and placed under house arrest in the small town of Vienne, in … read more

Ideas

Muhammad Nauman Khan’s wide-ranging essay on economic history – Part II. The Rise and Decline of Pax Americana Over one hundred years ago, in 1905, the United States’ gross domestic product per head first overtook Great Britain’s, making it the world’s biggest … read more

Islamicate Archives

Ghada Karmi: Remembering Balfour

Writing to the Editor of the Guardian, Britain’s colonial past is indeed still with us and nowhere more so than in the Middle East. Next year will mark the centenary of the Balfour declaration, a colonial document whose consequences were … read more

EU News

A call to Germany

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

Biographies

Amin Salehi-Khojin: Electrocatalysis expert

Dr. Salehi-Khojin leads research at  University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)’s Nanomaterials and Energy System Laboratory, which focuses on novel ways to reduce carbon dioxide production. In July 2016, he and his team at the UIC announced the development of … 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

Announcements

Religious Architectures’ Futures

From http://www.baronesswarsifoundation.org/ 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