islam

  • 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.

  • September 22, 2009

    A hearing into allegations that a teacher promoted racist views in the classroom has been delayed after police cited fears of violence. Adam Walker is accused of promoting hostility to asylum-seekers, gay people and Muslims.

  • September 7, 2009

    The Swiss Council of Religions, which groups Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders, has rejected a call for the country to ban the construction of minarets at mosques.

  • August 20, 2009

    The Islamic mortgage is actually known as a "Home Purchase Plan". This is intentional and a reflection of the fact that no interest is charged on an Islamic mortgage.

  • July 3, 2009

    Renounce Islamophobia, the general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation has urged world religious leaders at an inter-religious congress held in Kazakhstan.

  • April 7, 2009

    US President Barack Obama has used his visit to Turkey to emphasise that the US is not and will never be involved in a 'war on Islam', and that he wants cooperation not conflict between civilisations.

  • March 16, 2009

    It is possible to create an alternative discourse on Muslim approaches to free speech, by re-reading aspects of Islamic teachings, says Dilwar Hussain, responding to issues raised by the Convention on Modern Liberty.