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Muslim Matters comments on the Quilliam Foundation 'alert'

  Readers can enjoy a superb dissection of the Quilliam Foundation’s ridiculous alert last week, about Islam Channel and its presenters, over at Muslim Matters.  The article splendidly breaks down the charade of the ‘”ex-extremist-who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire” reality...

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FCO's response to our second letter about Gaza

  ENGAGE has received the following reply from the Foreign Office to our second letter to the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband. Following the disappointing response to our first, open letter to the Foreign Secretary, we refused to be discouraged and sent him a second letter, reiterating the...

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Guess who has become the Daily Mail's favourite 'Muslim cleric'?

  It’s no surprise that the right-wing paper the Daily Mail should promote the likes of Taj Hargey in this puff piece. His ‘be neither seen nor heard’ variety of Muslim existence in Britain would be of obvious appeal to the Mail and its readership. The paper introduces Hargey contrasting him...

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Quilliam stooges target the Islam Channel

Disappointed, no doubt, that their quest to foster a craven Muslim identity submissive to the warmongers has fallen on its face, the Home Office-Foreign Office-funded outfit the Quilliam Foundation has gone on the offensive by getting all defensive. The ‘think tank’ has once again resorted to...

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On 'secret evidence' and internment

  Paul Donovan (pictured) in the Independent writes on the release of the 12 mainly Pakistani men falsely accused of an ‘Easter bomb plot’, and the use of secret evidence to detain individuals without charge or trial. In contrast to the view of Alasdair Palmer in the Daily Telegraph, who...

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'How resentment and anger splits neighbours'

  Councillor Salim Mulla (pictured) of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, in a letter published in the Lancashire Telegraph, writes on the detrimental effects of the arrest and discharge of the 12 Muslim men accused of planning an Easter bomb plot, as well as the arrests of nine Muslim men from...

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It's Good to Talk

  Mike Waite, Head of Community Engagement and Cohesion at Burnley Council and author of the newly published ‘Diversity and Common Citizenship’, contributes a blog post to The Guardian on how community cohesion can be enhanced through direct communication and dialogue.  He writes: ‘The...

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Widespread support for reforming voting age

  The Youth Citizenship Commission’s (YCC) consultation, ‘Old Enough to Make a Mark?’, on the lowering of the voting age to 16, has received widespread support from respondents.  The consultation received responses from 488 individuals and organisations of which 66% backed reform of the...

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