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.
Joe Glenton, a British soldier who refused to return to Afghanistan after developing a principled opposition to the war, has been re-arrested and charged with five more offences following his part in an anti-war demonstration.
Over ten thousand people, including faith leaders, trade unionists and community groups, have attended a series of rallies across Northern Ireland to express opposition to the return of violence to the province.
The carnage in Mumbai in which gunmen have killed over a hundred people, injured many more and taken hostages, has shocked the world. It has thrown a spotlight on religious extremism of various kinds, writes Savi Hensman.
A series of violent attacks has struck Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, killing many people. Hostages are being held and the situation beyond the tragic headlines is only just coming in to view, Ekklesia is learning.
Terrorism, oppression and violence has been declared un-Islamic by around 20,000 Muslim leaders following a scholars' meeting at an Indian madrassa, according to a senior cleric quoted in The Times newspaper in the UK.