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Newsline 15 April 2016

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Muslim support for theocracy, not terrorism, is the real threat to confront

Muslim support for theocracy, not terrorism, is the real threat to confront

Opinion | Thu, 14 Apr 2016

The ICM poll on 'What British Muslims Really Think' shows clearly that widespread support for Islamic theocracy, not terrorism, is the real, long-term threat to British society, argues Benjamin Jones.

NSS cautions against ‘moral panic’ over religious literacy

NSS cautions against ‘moral panic’ over religious literacy

News | Fri, 15 Apr 2016

The National Secular Society has reiterated its support for improved religion and belief education in schools but warned that concerns over poor 'religious literacy' are being used as a Trojan horse to elevate religion's status in public life.

NSS Speaks Out

The Economist quoted us on the case of an NHS worker disciplined for religiously harassing a junior colleague. The NSS has argued that the case has been misrepresented in the media and the worker in question, Victoria Wasteney, exhibited a pattern of unacceptable behaviour. Our analysis of the case was also referenced by Jon Gaunt on Talk 2 Me Radio.

This week Campaigns Director Stephen Evans spoke on two BBC local radio stations about Channel 4's "What Do British Muslims Really Think" poll. We were also quoted in Christian Today and the Christian Times on the thousands of non-religious Danes who are cancelling their church membership to escape a church tax.

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