Oldham MP named as new immigration minister

    The Greater Manchester MP at the centre of a row over Muslim women wearing a veil has been named the new immigration minister. Phil Woolas, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, prompted anger in some sections of the Muslim community two years ago when he said some people could find veils `frightening and intimidating’. And…

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    Oldham MP named as new immigration minister

    The Greater Manchester MP at the centre of a row over Muslim women wearing a veil has been named the new immigration minister. Phil Woolas, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, prompted anger in some sections of the Muslim community two years ago when he said some people could find veils `frightening and intimidating’. And…

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    Muslim Centre’s first Eid a success

    The Oldham Muslim Centre held its first Eid prayers last week to a full house. Organisers had to hold two congregations due to the large number of people who turned up to make their prayers for Eid. The imam and spokesperson for OMC, Shaykh Abdullah Al Mamun told congregation to take what they learnt from…

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      Former Lord Mayor honoured with CBE

      Manchester’s first Muslim Lord Mayor was among the local heroes saluted in today’s honours list. Councillor Afzal Khan was made a CBE for unstinting services to local government and race relations. Mr Khan, who was born in Pakistan, said: “I was a bit shocked when I was told about the award but I feel genuinely…

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        Muslim leader slams police

        A Muslim leader who appeared on the hard-hitting BBC programme ‘Panorama’ slammed police for failing to deal with Asian gangs who force young white girls into prostitution. Mohammed Shafiq, director of the Rochdale-based Ramadhan Foundation, claimed that officers were differentiating between criminals on the basis of race. He said that fears of a repeat of…

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