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Hate crimes against Muslims up by 65% in London

October 1, 2014 • Current Affairs, Featured, Islamophobia

BBC Hate crime against Muslims in London has risen by 65% over the last 12 months, Metropolitan Police figures show. Islamophobic hate crime offences have increased from 344 to 570 in the last year, with many attacks targeting women wearing traditional Islamic clothing. Asian Network’s Shabnam Mahmood has been speaking to a mother-of-two who has… Read More ›

Current Affairs »

Israeli airline El Al urged to end bullying and discrimination against women onboard flights by Orthodox Jews

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RT Israel’s national airline El Al has been petitioned to “stop the bullying, intimidation and discrimination against women” on its flights by ultra-Orthodox Jews who refuse to be seated next to women on religious grounds. A petition on has been issued following the last week’s scandal when a transatlantic flight from the US to Israel turned… Read More ›

Videos »

The Case Against Contemporary Atheism [Lecture]

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For some time Muslims have been conned into believing that Islam is the fastest growing religion on the planet, but in fact there is an ideology (or lack thereof) that is growing at a much faster rate, not only in the Western world, but within Muslim majorty countries as well. Atheism, or the lack of… Read More ›

MDI News »

French President calls for global strategy to combat ISIS

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Al-Arabiya French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday he would arrange a conference next month on the threat posed by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq, describing the current international situation as the most serious since 2001. “I believe the international situation is the worst we’ve seen since 2001,” Hollande… Read More ›

Islam »

Islamic influence on Science

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Islamic Herald During the Middle Ages the Islamic World had a very significant impact upon Europe, which in turn cleared the way for the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. In the Medieval age, Islam and Muslims influenced Europe in a number of different ways. One of the most important of these subjects was Science. Ever… Read More ›

Responses to anti-Islamic Polemics »

Turkey’s top Muslim cleric condemns ISIS as un-Islamic

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Hurriyet Daily News The jihadist militants who have been committing atrocities in the name of Islam cannot belong to the faith, Turkey’s top cleric has declared, while also voicing his desire to visit the Gaza Strip together with religious scholars when conditions permit. “When pronouncing the name of these kinds of formations, please abbreviate. Use… Read More ›

Christianity »

Islam doesn’t require perfection- How Islam deals with sin

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Evangelical Christians often try to put Islam down by saying there is no atonement for sin in Islam, that in Islam sinners can simply be forgiven by God and sent to heaven by being a good person. For Evangelicals this cannot be, God simply can’t forgive a person of their sin without atonement, the sin… Read More ›

Liberalism & Secular Democracy »

Hamza Yusuf ‘Secularism: The Greatest Danger Facing Islam’

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A brilliant lecture by Hamza Yusuf (recorded pre-2000), on the Secularism, as Sh. Yusuf puts it ‘the greatest danger [sic] facing Islam’. Although the video quality (taken from VHS) is limited, the audio quality is still excellent. Many important and valid points were raised during the lecture that still resonate now as they did back… Read More ›

Atheism »

God is not absent

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It’s often said by atheists, ‘where is God’, and with all the problems we see facing our world today, such calls become more and more common. So where is God in all of this? Why is he letting bad things happen? Why isn’t he getting involved to sort things out? One thing we can say… Read More ›

Feminism »

The Muslim “Feminist” (who isn’t really a “Feminist”)

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“Feminism” has been stalking Muslim women. It has been quietly was-wasa-whispering that it deeply and fully understands the liberation that Muslim women seek – that it understands Muslim women better than Muslim women do (and definitely better than their Creator does!). “Feminism” has been vowing, nay threatening, that it alone is the answer to injustices… Read More ›

History »

The Covenant of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christian Monks of Mount Sinai by Dr John Andrew Morrow

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A fascinating presentation by Dr John Andrew Morrow  on the historical evidence for Prophet Muahmmed (saaw) policy of tolerance to Christians. He considers all the evidence from an objective view, and deals with many of the claims presented by Islamophobic pseudo-historians. He has published a book entitled The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the… Read More ›

Zionism »

Israel carries out largest Palestinian land grab in 30 years

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Al Jazeera Residents of Wadi Fukin have grown accustomed to the sounds of construction. This lush village, which sits just west of Bethlehem along the Green Line, is surrounded on three sides by Israeli settlements that are constantly growing. Dotted with olive trees and natural springs, the village of 1,200 people is known for its harvest of… Read More ›


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