Posted: Fri, 10 May 2013 14:24 by Kris Hopkins MP
Kris Hopkins MP argues that if the rights of women are to be protected, the government must ensure that the principle of one law for all is upheld.
Posted: Thu, 09 May 2013 10:40 by Anne Marie Waters
Secularism does not control belief; it keeps religious oppressors away from power and, most importantly, keeps women safe and free from these oppressors.
Posted: Wed, 01 May 2013 12:34 by Nahla Mahmoud
Following last week's Panorama exposé of Sharia Councils in the UK, Nahla Mahmoud says the question isn't whether these councils discriminate against minorities and citizens from 'different' backgrounds, but whether the government actually cares.
Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:00 by Rumy Hasan
Since September 11 2001 however and the 'war on terror', the notion of the existence of a clash between two of Huntington's civilisations – the Western and the Islamic worlds – has gained traction.
Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:37 by Rumy Hasan
Across the West the arrival of significant numbers of migrants has caused a number of acute and ongoing challenges, notably in terms of social cohesion. These should not be overstated, but nor should they be ignored.
Posted: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:49
Terry Sanderson on the futility of debating Hamza Tzortzis – a man who doesn't believe in freedom, despises democracy and seeks totalitarianism.
Posted: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:25 by Nahla Mahmoud
Human Rights activist Nahla Mahmoud explains why we should all unequivocally demand one equal law for everyone – both in the UK and abroad.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:33 by Maajid Nawaz
Maajid Nawaz warns that the longer we stand by and watch the far Right and Islamists impose their dogma on our streets, the more the extremes will become mainstream for a rising new generation.
Posted: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:21 by Terry Sanderson
It is estimated that throughout the Muslim world something like just ten to twenty thousand people have taken part in the rampages that have dominated the headlines for a week. Terry Sanderson says these few Islamist extremists must not lead us to to compromise our commitment to the values of democracy and freedom.
Posted: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:38 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson says Muslims who are protesting about the new BBC sitcom Citizen Khan should calm down. The sitcom, he argues, has the potential to do a big favour for Muslims in Britain if it is allowed to develop without every episode bringing a flood of complaints from those who take offense.
Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:41 by Robert C. Blitt
Associate Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, Robert C. Blitt explains why The US Department of State and numerous human rights organizations are premature in heralding the end of attempts to entrench an international norm prohibiting blasphemy at the United Nations
Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:00 by Anne Marie Waters
So, the Olympics has come and gone and it's been a triumph; our athletes have done us proud and the UK has a whole new raft of sporting heroes and heroines. But that's not all – Saudi Arabia got off the hook, misogyny has been normalised, and multiculturalism has been disingenuously defended … all in a few short weeks.
Posted: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:55 by By Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters argues that the burka runs counter to democratic values and norms because it designates women a different and separate existence. Should the choice to cause this harm should be restricted?
Posted: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:43 by Anne Marie Waters
Forced marriage is to become a criminal offence. I am tempted to think progress is being made and that many young girls will now be saved from a life of rape and servitude. I'm afraid I remain somewhat sceptical however, because laws mean nothing if they are not enforced.
Posted: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:04 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie-Waters says that the doctrine of multiculturalism prevents criticism of the most appalling actions if the people committing them happen to not be white.
Posted: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:11 by Raheel Raza
Raheel Raza, a Muslim Canadian journalist who opposes terrorism committed in the name of Islam, considers the rise of Islam in the west.
Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:03 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters argues that concerns over 'islamophobia' means truth and fair comment is under attack.
Posted: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:02 by Anne Marie Waters
Some white middle class feminists are letting down Muslim women. Anne Marie Waters is skeptical about the wonderful woman-friendly version of sharia law.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:05 by Terry Sanderson
The conflation of religion with race, and Islam with Muslims, is becoming an insidious tool to blackmail and stop people questioning Islamists and their activities – aided by misguided liberals.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:08 by Ann Marie Waters
Ann Marie Waters' account of how her talk on sharia and human rights at Queen Mary College, London was cancelled at the last moment because of an Islamist who made serious threats against everyone there.