Posted: Thu, 23 May 2013 12:33
A ground-breaking report examining the experiences of nearly 50 British women of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and faiths (or no faith) – who have all converted to Islam - was launched in London yesterday by the University of Cambridge.
Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013 15:24
Khalil Ahmad Shaheedzada, a conservative lawmaker for the Herat province, said parliament withdrew the legislation because of opposition from religious parties that considered the law un-Islamic.
Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013 14:17
The Polish parliament, which banned ritual slaughter of animals for the halal and kosher markets in January, is now considering revoking the law because of economic pressures.
Census analysis shows Christianity in dramatic decline, and a youthful Muslim population on the rise
Posted: Fri, 17 May 2013 11:06
According to census data analysis published yesterday, the number of British-born Christians is falling significantly, whilst the number of young Muslims is on the rise.
Posted: Wed, 08 May 2013 12:46
The BBC has rejected a complaint from the Islamic Sharia Council in Leyton East London after it was featured in the Panorama programme about the treatment of women in sharia arbitration bodies.
Majority of Europeans favour separation of church and state, but Islam has an uphill battle for acceptance in Germany
Posted: Thu, 02 May 2013 11:11
A major new study of attitudes towards religion around the world has been conducted by the Bertelsmann Foundation – and finds that the majority of people in all the 13 nations surveyed favour a clear separation between religion and the state.
Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:08
The Northern Lights Free School is being investigated by the Department for Education's Diligence and Counter Extremism Division, whose remit is to protect children and young people from exposure to extremist views in schools.
Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:59
A new women's liberation group called Fitnah! has been created as a protest movement demanding freedom, equality, and secularism.
Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:49
In an attempt to disentangle religion and citizenship, activists in Egypt are encouraging citizens to remove their religious affiliation from their national identity cards.
Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:17
An attempt is being made in Bradford to safeguard the estimated 9,000 children who attend Muslim religious schools in the city.
France’s top court rules that woman was unfairly dismissed after she refused to remove headscarf at work
Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:03
France's top court ruled on Tuesday that a Muslim woman who was sacked for wearing the Islamic headscarf at work was unfairly dismissed on the basis of her religion.
Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:07
The University of East London (UEL) blocked an Islamist meeting that was due to be held on the Stratford campus last Friday, 15 March. The meeting was billed as featuring hate preachers Khalid Yasin and Jalal Ibn Saeed.
Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:53
International Ethical and Humanist Union representative Roy Brown has again spoken out at the United Nations Human Rights Council to remind Islamic States of their responsibility to uphold the right to freedom of expression.
Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:23
An organisation known as the Islamic Education and Research Academy (IERA) has been banned from holding any events on University College London premises after attempting to impose a policy of sexual segregation at one of its events.
Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:24
University College London has launched an investigation after an Islamic group hosted a debate on its premises with seating segregated by gender.
Posted: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:31
Getting the go-ahead from the Cairo Islamic Summit, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been actively trying to get the "denigration of religions" recognized as a criminal offence, according to a top official.
Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:59
Islamic TV channels operating on the Sky platform and broadcasting in Britain have been found to be breaching the Ofcom broadcasting code by giving fundamentalist clerics free reign to preach hate.
Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:30
The trial has collapsed of a Leicester man who was accused of causing "religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress by demonstrating hostility based on membership of a particular religious group".
Posted: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:32
The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has commissioned an opinion poll to find out what Germans think about Muslims. Generally, the results are regarded as "catastrophic".
Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:57
A Muslim radio station in Leeds has been fined £4,000 by the media regulator Ofcom after one of its presenters said that homosexuals should be tortured and beaten up.