Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:17
Ofsted inspectors have downgraded an independent Islamic school in Tower Hamlets after finding "grimy" facilities, "inappropriate" books and a camera placed in the school toilets.
Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:53
Charles Walker MP has criticised the media for unleashing "a torrent of venom" against Louis Smith, and said the Government was "nowhere to be seen" when it should have been defending free expression.
Posted: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:26
An academic at the University of Edinburgh has called for the Scottish Government to open an Islamic faith school in response to the country's "multifaith and multicultural landscape".
Posted: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:29
Policy Exchange survey, described as the largest study of Muslim opinion in the UK ever undertaken, has found widespread belief in conspiracy theories and significant support for sharia law.
Posted: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:39
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced plans to strengthen the power of Islamic law in the country, in a bid to shore up support from Muslim voters.
Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:38
Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who lives under constant protection, has told AFP that Islamic fundamentalism has destroyed Bangladeshi society.
Posted: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:24
Testimony from Muslim women has been published by the Home Affairs Committee as part of their investigation into sharia, while activists have warned that its approach so far has favoured those who support sharia councils.
Posted: Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:21
Ofsted is set to appeal a High Court ruling that gender segregation by an Islamic state school is not discriminatory.
Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:58
The National Secular Society has written an open letter to British Gymnastics calling on the body to reverse the two month suspension given to athlete Louis Smith for mocking Islam.
Posted: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:07
The author Taslima Nasreen, an honorary associate of the National Secular Society, has called on India to embrace a new Uniform Civil Code which would abolish religious personal laws for minority groups.
Posted: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:10
The press regulator IPSO has cleared Kelvin MacKenzie over an article in The Sun which asked why Channel 4 had "a presenter in a hijab fronting coverage of Muslim terror in Nice".
Posted: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:38
The National Secular Society has criticised Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham for suggesting that British Muslims couldn't trust the police when they report hate crimes.
Posted: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:44
Polling by a French think tank has found that more than one in four French Muslims, most of whom are young, support an "ultra-conservative" form of Islam and around one in three reject secular rule, favouring sharia.
Posted: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:01
The majority of French mayors who have imposed 'burkini' bans are refusing to revoke them, despite a ruling from France's highest administrative court against the ban in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet.
Headscarves and other religious, philosophical and political symbols can be banned at work, says European Court of Justice
Posted: Tue, 31 May 2016 16:26
A general workplace ban on visible political, philosophical and religious symbols in the workplace, including headscarves, is not discriminatory against Muslim women, a European Court of Justice judge has said.
Posted: Thu, 26 May 2016 11:44
The Government has announced the launch of its long-awaited independent review into Sharia law in England and Wales, to be chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui.
Posted: Tue, 10 May 2016 06:57
The National Secular Society has welcomed comments from Trevor Phillips calling for the "active integration" of religious minorities but warned that this cannot be done without tackling faith schools.
Posted: Fri, 06 May 2016 13:32
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has been asked by the Department for Education to investigate an independent Islamic school that segregated its staff by gender.
Posted: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:41
Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned that leaders in some independent Islamic schools are continuing to undermine British values, after inspectors found more evidence of gender segregation.
Posted: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:47
A Kuwaiti philosopher was questioned over blasphemy charges after she said that religion and politics should be separate and that placing the Koran above the constitution was "undoing" democracy.