Tags: Islam

New calls from Islamists for international blasphemy law at UN

New calls from Islamists for international blasphemy law at UN

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012

Soon after the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) announced that it had abandoned its plans to persuade the UN to impose a global blasphemy law, the Arab League has stepped in to take up the cry. Read More »

Peers call for action over 'religious courts'

Peers call for action over 'religious courts'

Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2012

Peers in the House of Lords have expressed overwhelming support for a bill to limit the power of self styled 'religious courts'. Read More »

Islamic bloc abandons plans for global blasphemy law at UN

Islamic bloc abandons plans for global blasphemy law at UN

Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2012

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation has revealed that it has abandoned plans to introduce a global blasphemy law through the United Nations. Read More »

UK signs agreement on “religious freedom” with OIC

UK signs agreement on “religious freedom” with OIC

Posted: Thu, 27 Sep 2012

Concerns have been raised by the National Secular Society that the UK's stance on free speech could be compromised by an agreement signed at the United Nations between this country and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC). Read More »

Council of Ex-Muslims: Islam documentary must be shown

Council of Ex-Muslims: Islam documentary must be shown

Posted: Sat, 15 Sep 2012

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is calling for Tom Holland's Channel 4 documentary Islam: The Untold Story to have a repeat showing, after the broadcaster cancelled it following threats and menaces from Islamists. Read More »

‘Multicultural college’ sacked principal for "being a white Christian"

‘Multicultural college’ sacked principal for "being a white Christian"

Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012

A Dundee college that claims to promote multiculturalism has been accused by its former principal of sacking him because he is not an Arab Muslim. Read More »

Government proposes to force private schools to promote “British values” as a means of combating extremism

Government proposes to force private schools to promote “British values” as a means of combating extremism

Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012

The Department of Education is consulting on new rules for private schools that seek to ensure they promote 'British values' and discourage extremism. Read More »

Muslims more successful at enforcing their religion from generation to generation

Muslims more successful at enforcing their religion from generation to generation

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012

An academic study by Cardiff University shows that the proportion of adult Muslims actively practising the faith they were brought up in as children was 77%. That compares with 29% of Christians and 65% of other religions. Read More »

Government resists calls to regulate madrassas

Government resists calls to regulate madrassas

Posted: Thu, 26 Jan 2012

Children & Families Minister Tim Loughton MP has said that he is not convinced there is any need to regulate Britain's madrassas, despite clear evidence of abuse. Read More »

Norway set to allow police and judges to wear headscarves and hijabs

Norway set to allow police and judges to wear headscarves and hijabs

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2012

A Norwegian government-appointed committee is set to make recommendations that will allow police and judges to wear clothing and personal effects with religious overtones, including the Muslim hijab. Read More »

Swedish teachers given permission to ban niqabs in classroom

Swedish teachers given permission to ban niqabs in classroom

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012

Teachers in Swedish schools have been given permission to ban students from wearing Islamic veils that cover their faces, in certain situations. But there can be no general ban on headcoverings such as the hijab or scarves. Read More »