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Brunei introduces death for gay sex and adultery under sharia law

Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Brunei will impose death by stoning to punish gay sex and adultery as it implements a draconian form of Islamic law from next week. Read More »

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NSS asks Home Office to review use of ‘faith tests’ in asylum cases

Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2019

The National Secular Society has asked the Home Office to review its use of 'faith tests' in the handling of asylum applications amid concerns over a series of dubious refusals.

In a letter to the department the NSS said a recent high-profile case in which... Read More »

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Home Office uses Bible passages to justify asylum refusal

Posted: Fri, 22 Mar 2019

The NSS has criticised the Home Office for citing Bible passages as it refused asylum to a man who converted from Islam to Christianity. Read More »

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NSS questions public benefit of Islamic “anti-Ahmadi” charity

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019

The NSS has questioned why an organisation that displayed literature calling for the killing of Ahmadi Muslims has charitable status. Read More »

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More schools suspend diversity teaching under Muslim pressure

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019

Four more primary schools in Birmingham have stopped teaching lessons about diversity amid complaints from mainly Muslim parents about references to LGBT people.

The decision from Leigh Trust, which runs the schools, comes after a different school was forced... Read More »

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Birmingham school suspends diversity lessons despite Ofsted backing

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019

A school has suspended lessons about diversity amid objections from predominantly Muslim parents. Read More »

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Senior French Catholic cardinal convicted of covering up abuse

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019

The most senior Catholic official in France, the archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin, has been convicted of covering up sexual abuse. Read More »

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Campaigners renew offer to fund Sunday swimming on Lewis

Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019

A community group has renewed an offer to pay for Sunday openings of a leisure centre on the Isle of Lewis amid Sabbatarian opposition. Read More »

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Out-of-school settings code should be mandatory, NSS tells DfE

Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019

The NSS has said a code of practice for out-of-school educational settings should be mandatory in response to a government consultation. Read More »

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