• Sunni-Shia divide in the UK

    by  • March 20, 2015

    With many Islamic Societies at British universities mostly under Sunni leadership, the sectarian divides so bitterly apparent in much of the Middle East between the Sunni majority and the Shia minority are making themselves felt here in the UK. The two main branches of Islam emerged following the death of the Prophet Muhammad, in...

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    Charities sever ties with Cage over Emwazi links

    by  • March 20, 2015

    Two charities have agreed to no longer fund the controversial advocacy group Cage, which has faced questions over its links to Mohammed Emwazi, the Briton identified as Islamic State killer ‘Jihadi John’. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust joined the Roddick Foundation in agreeing not to give any more money to Cage, despite its initial reluctance...

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    Muslim Ex-Police Officer criticises Prevent anti-Terror strategy

    by  • March 20, 2015

    The government’s anti-terror strategy has become “a toxic brand”, a Muslim former senior police officer has said. Dal Babu, a chief superintendent until 2013, said many Muslims did not trust the “Prevent” strategy and many saw it as a form of spying. The Home Office says there are now Prevent programmes in place in...

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    British White Jihadi is in fact Austrian

    by  • March 20, 2015

    A teenager who appeared in Islamic State (IS) propaganda claiming he was ‘Britain’s white Jihadi’ has been identified as a “really bright” Australian teenager called Jake. Jake, described as a quiet youngster but “really bright” student who was especially good at maths, is believed not to have come from a Muslim family but converted...

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