• Caliphate? What an Islamic state means to British Muslims

    by  • August 15, 2014

    August 14, 2014 When the extremist group Isis (now known as Islamic State or IS) declared a caliphate taking in parts of Syria and Iraq it reignited a debate over the role of an Islamic state. For many a caliphate is a political leadership, others a spiritual figurehead, and for some a combination of...

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    Richard Dawkins: Churchgoers enable fundamentalists by being ‘nice’

    by  • August 15, 2014

    August 13, 2014 Because moderate Christians and Muslims are so pleasant people believe that religion is good, decent, ordinary churchgoers have helped enable religious fundamentalists to become suicide bombers by being “so nice” that people do not question their faiths, Richard Dawkins has argued. Dawkins, the evolutionary scientist and outspoken atheist, said moderate Christian...

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    Woman cleared of smuggling money for Syria in underwear

    by  • August 15, 2014

    August 13, 2014 A woman accused of trying to smuggle 20,000 euros (£15,800) in her underwear to a Briton fighting in Syria has been found not guilty of funding terrorism. Nawal Msaad, 27, from north London, was stopped at Heathrow Airport as she prepared to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, on 16 January....

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    Ramadan tent project

    by  • August 15, 2014

    July 25, 2014 Student volunteers have been organising an inter-faith charity project in London during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan for the second year running. The Ramadan tent invites the public to join Muslims breaking their fast at sunset every day. Organisers say the aim is to provide opportunities for young Muslims to...

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