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‘BBC put Muslims before YOU!’

  A ridiculous front page and story in the Daily Star today on the speech by Mark Thompson, BBC Director General, at THEOS on Tues 14 Oct. The paper claims the ‘BBC put Muslims before YOU!‘ The paper continues with ‘He [Thompson] would not allow jokes about Muslims’, and that he ...

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The Global Peace and Unity event and Harry’s Place

  Continuing the quest to eradicate any and all attempts by Muslim bodies to celebrate Islam and Islamic teachings in full and glorious multicolour, Harry’s Place has a feature on the Global Peace and Unity event (GPU) that is to be held at the ExCel Centre in London on 25 – 26th October 2008.

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'Why words matter'

  Jennifer Crook, head of diversity at Brent council, writes in Comment is Free on the strategy employed by Brent Council for building ‘strong communities, confident in themselves, open to others, and resilient to violent extremism’, part of the Government’s Preventing Violent...

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‘Reinforcing difference’

Zehra Zaidi posts a comment in the Guardian’s Comment is Free site on the news last week of the Government’s creation of a ‘Young Muslim Advisory Group’ (YMAG) to inform on matters of concern to young Muslims. Zaidi takes issue with what she considers to be the Labour...

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'Opt in' to unlock democracy

  Unlock Democracy unveil a letter signed by 57 of the UK’s leading voluntary sector organisations, including the Muslim Council of Britain, and sent to local authority leaders and chief executives across the country urging them to ‘opt in’ to the Sustainable Communities Act at a Local...

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Conservative Muslim Forum Wales

  The Conservative Muslim Forum Wales (CMFW) was launched on 6 Sept at an event held at Cardiff County Hall. Lord Mohammed Sheikh, Chairman of Conservative Muslim Forum, encouraged Muslim communities in the UK to consider joining the Conservative Party, saying that the party’s values and...

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'Pilloried for views on Muslim marriages'

  Maureen Messent this week comes to the defence of Phil Woolas MP whose appointment as Immigration Minister in the cabinet reshuffle was criticized last week by MPAC (Muslim Public Action Committee, UK). Woolas made comments last year on the high incidence of birth defects in children born of...

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