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.
Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:13
Muslim women in India are campaigning to ban 'triple talaq', the legally-recognised way in which a Muslim man can unilaterally divorce his wife, and they have taken their case to India's Supreme Court.
Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:45
The NSS has warned that state support for faith schools is fuelling the separatism that creates the "chasm" between British Muslims and the rest of the population, highlighted in a new poll on Muslim attitudes.
Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:58
The Spanish government has announced plans for a massive taxpayer-funded Islamic religious education programme which will promote 'moderate' Islam in schools to tackle Islamic extremism.
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:56
Plans to protect women and promote gender equality in Pakistan and Nigeria have generated a huge religious backlash – with Muslim and Christian senators saying the Nigerian law was an attack on religion.
Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:30
A new report on identity and immigration has found that nearly half of England's population support legal limits on free speech when religion is concerned, and that support for free speech has fallen significantly.
Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:25
A report from the Muslim Women's Network (MWNUK) has called for greater efforts to promote women's legal rights, warning that some Muslim men are using marriage and divorce as a "psychological tool against women".
Birmingham Central Mosque leaders accused of downplaying domestic violence, forced marriage and extremism
Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:43
Labour MP Khalid Mahmood has called on the embattled trustees of Birmingham Central Mosque to "consider their positions" after the mosque chairman was accused of dismissing concerns about domestic violence.
Schools where face veils are a “barrier” to learning and social interaction to be marked down by Ofsted
Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:09
The head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw has announced that he is giving his "full support" to schools that "take a stand against the inappropriate wearing of the veil."
Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:25
The National Secular Society has warned that the rescheduling GCSE and A-Level exams to accommodate Ramadan must not disadvantage non-Muslim pupils.
Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:58
A coalition of Muslim writers, activists and politicians has launched a "Muslim Reform Movement" rejecting violence and calling for a defence of secularism, democracy and liberty.
Muslim students try to disrupt ex-Muslim Maryam Namazie’s talk on blasphemy at Goldsmiths University
Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:43
Protesters from the Goldsmiths University Islamic Society have heckled and aggressively disrupted a talk from ex-Muslim and feminist campaigner Maryam Namazie.
Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:12
The NSS has written to a cinema urging it to reconsider its cancellation of the planned screening of a biopic about Mohammed, after a small petition of Muslims from the UK, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria said it was "unacceptable".
Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:32
Lord Lamont, the former Tory chancellor, has rejected calls from former UKIP leader Lord Pearson for a "national debate" on Islam – arguing that it was not the place of Government to interfere with theological questions.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:04
A Muslim activist has boasted of plans to ban criticism of Islam, days before his organisation is due to appear at the SNP conference.