Category - islam

  • January 8, 2010

    France's main opposition party, the Socialists, have said that they will not support government plans to outlaw the wearing of certain forms of Islamic dress in public. The governing party has drafted plans to fine women for covering their faces.

  • December 1, 2009

    Religious leaders in Switzerland and abroad have warned that a referendum in which Swiss citizens voted for a constitutional ban on the building of minarets in their country undermines social harmony.

  • November 9, 2009

    British Muslims and Christians aged 18-25 are uniting to urge the UK government to press for significant progress in tackling climate change at the international summit due in Copenhagen next month.

  • November 6, 2009

    Over 100 faith leaders have written to the United Nations Secretary-General ahead of a crucial international meeting on corruption. They insist that corruption is underming attempts to reduce global poverty.

  • October 20, 2009

    The Daily Express has turned into the modern equivalent of those people who used to walk around wearing large boards saying “The End of the World is Nigh”.

  • October 16, 2009

    Muslim organisations have condemned a planned demonstration by extremists who are calling for sharia law in Britain. Parts of the media have also come under fire for implying that the extremists are representative of British Muslims generally.

  • October 9, 2009

    A new, comprehensive study of over 200 countries finds that there are 1.57 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today - 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion.

  • October 6, 2009

    The Muslim commentator Inayat Bunglawala has called on the Muslim community to be more supportive of its gay and lesbian members. He suggested that "Muslim and some Christian communities" were not showing "respect and tolerance".

  • September 23, 2009

    A Christian couple have been charged with breaching public order after alleged verbal abuse of a guest in their hotel on account of her Muslim faith and religious dress. The nature of the incident remains unclear.

  • September 22, 2009

    The authorities in Azerbaijan are facing allegations of abuse and repression towards both Muslim and Christian worshipers. A major Sunni mosque has been closed down while Baptists have accused the police of intimidation and violence.