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Another British Muslim charity served closure notice

  The Ummah Welfare Trust (UWT) has received a 30 day notice from Barclays Bank to close its bank account.  The Trust has been banking with Barclays since its inception in 2001, raising funds in the UK to carry out relief operations in over twenty countries across globe and providing support to...

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Marrying Abroad

  Concerned readers of changes to marriage visa regulations announced by the Immigration Minister Phil Woolas last month will be interested to learn of an emerging disparity in the implementation of these regulations.

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Essential Reading

The Liberal Defence of Murder, Richard Seymour Flat Earth News, Nick Davies The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, Mearsheimer and Walt Why There Almost Certainly Is a God, Keith Ward   The Liberal Defence of Murder, Richard Seymour (Verso Books, 2008) A war that has killed over a million...

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Letter to the Daily Mail

  ENGAGE has written to the Daily Mail concerning the comment piece by Melanie Phillips in today’s edition (22 Dec), ‘We must not let the weakness of our bishops destroy this nation’s soul’. Phillips writes that ‘the undermining of Christianity from within is being...

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Reporting news, reflecting facts

  Before   After An offending headline to a story on 24 Dash, a news portal that combines Press Association news items with housing and public sector news, has been amended following a complaint.

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Charity begins at home

Members of the Altrincham Islamic Cultural Centre will be joining in festivities next week by preparing and giving out food, warm clothes, toiletries and other gifts at a centre in their local area, the Cornerstone Centre in Hale, Altrincham.

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'Religious courts have a place'

  Following the launch of the ‘One Law For All’ campaign on International Human Rights Day (10 Dec), Geoffery Alderman in the Jewish Chronicle defends the place of religious courts in Britain. He argues, ‘Article 18 of the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) declares that...

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End of year interview with the Archbishop

  The Christmas edition of the New Statesman features an interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury. Asked about the Shari’a law debate that flared up earlier this year, the Archbishop replies, ‘I think what it did bring home to me was the degree to which we love to have people making our...

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Express pays out libel damages to Inayat Bunglawala

  Express Newspapers today (17 Dec) apologised in the High Court to Inayat Bunglawala, Advisor on Policy and Research at ENGAGE, over false allegations of extremism which appeared in an article concerning Prince Harry’s active service in Afghanistan. The newspaper, which had already published a...

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