Category - islam

  • May 5, 2010

    The role of religion in the general election is far from straightforward. Politicians and the media need to recognise the diversity of religious engagement with politics on a much wider range of issues than they sometimes seem to notice.

  • May 4, 2010

    Amnesty International has condemned an overwhelming vote by the lower house of the Belgian parliament last week in favour of a ban on wearing of full-face veils in public.

  • April 25, 2010

    Amnesty International has urged the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of the full face veil anywhere in public.

  • April 13, 2010

    The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) have launched their manifesto with commitments to right-wing free-market economics, a freeze on immigration and heavy cuts in public services.

  • March 25, 2010

    UKIP is generally treated as respectable and fairly mainstream, while the BNP is demonised. But is there really much difference between them? I decided to compare their policies and found that they were even more similar than I expected.

  • March 17, 2010

    A Muslim community is literally driving home a message of peace across the country as part of its national campaign, which will see an Islamic Peace Prize awarded to Lord Avery.

  • March 4, 2010

    "Violence ... has no place in Islamic teaching", says a leading Muslim scholar in an extended religiously-based argument directed at those who justify terror in the name of faith.

  • January 28, 2010

    New research has drawn a direct link between prejudiced portrayals of Muslims in the media and an increase in anti-Muslim violence. Researchers from the University of Exeter say the press make some feel "licensed to abuse" Muslims.

  • January 13, 2010

    Civil liberties campaigners, community leaders, progressive Muslims and commentators have expressed concern that the Home Secretary's ban on a hardline political Islamist organisation may prove counterproductive.

  • January 9, 2010

    Recent years have seen a string of controversies relating to freedom of dress. Muslim headscarves, Christian crosses and Sikh bangles are just a few of the items to cause controversy. Given the importance of clothing and appearance to personal expression and religious identity, why do we not see a united campaign for freedom of dress?