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Why do peace organizations rely on ‘alternative facts’?

This is a cross post by Emanuel Miller from the Times of Israel
Last week, I was invited to speak on Al Jazeera about the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran. What I found in my research for the show shocked me.
I learned from Haaretz that Umm al-Hiran’s residents were transferred there by the IDF in 1956. [...]

On Gender Segregation – “You Either Help Us or Stop Being Part of the Problem”

This is a cross-post from the Tales of Courage blog

The latest entry into the tragic chronology of gender segregation at British universities is the unsettling incident at London School of Economics (LSE). The LSESU Islamic Society decided to hold a segregated event (with cleverly personalised invites to “brothers” and “sisters”) for their members and unsurprisingly [...]

Abu Qatada: No Longer in Britain, But Still Preaching Jihad and Antisemitism

This is a cross-post from the CST

Sheikh Omar Mahmoud Mohammed Othman, better known as Abu Qatada al-Filistini, has not been in the UK for nearly three years, but his legacy still looms. He was deported to Jordan in 2013, acquitted on terrorism charges there, and since his release has been doing in Jordan what he [...]

Aliyah Saleem on Al-Hudaa

This is a cross-post from Faith to Faithless
Briton Aliyah Saleem recalls her life at the Islamic women’s institute which also educated the San Bernardino killer.
This year, as British Muslim schoolgirls left to join Isis in Syria, I thought back to when I was a 17-year-old fundamentalist and wondered seriously if I’d have joined them. I [...]

The Qur’an is not Infallible

This article by Hassan Radwan is cross-posted from Atheist Northern Ireland
Firstly, Atheist N.I. would like to express our shock and sympathy; to those in France and Lebanon, and globally to victims of atrocities like those we have witnessed over the last few days. It is our hope that how we respond to such events can [...]

Politicians: antisemitism and “offence”

This is a cross-post from the CST
The controversy over Sir Gerald Kaufman MP’s (Labour) remarks about “Jewish money” and the Conservative Party has helped mask a simultaneous case with Sandra White (Scottish National Party), who is a Member of the Scottish Parliament, rather than the UK Parliament.
White posted an obscenely antisemitic retweet “in error” on [...]

The Curious Friends of the Shadow Chancellor and the Labour Party Leader

This is a cross post by Dr Paul Stott of 9/11 Cultwatch
Recent weeks have seen a lot of critical coverage of the associations of both Jeremy Corbyn and more recently John McDonnell. If anything that coverage has not gone far enough, at least where issues surrounding their personal judgment is concerned. Whilst political judgment will [...]

David Shariatmadari’s links with Iranian regime and the Guardian’s credibility gap

This is a cross-post from Potkin’s blog

David Shariatmadari, the Guardian editor who recently authored a much-derided hatchet-job on the leading British Muslim liberal Maajid Nawaz, has long been something of an enigma. Homosexual and a self-described “sort of pan-theist”, he has nonetheless regularly painted a rosy picture of Iran’s theocratic government and has also, according [...]

Another Holocaust Denier Linked to Corbyn

This is a cross-post from Anthony Cooper
Jeremy Corbyn has been a Patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign since at least 2003. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) was founded in 1982 but almost collapsed in 1998. One of its executive members, Francis Clark-Lowes, helped “resuscitate” it by serving as its National Chair between 1998 and 2001. [...]

As date for verdict in Election Court set, Lutfur demands an explanation over Hitler posting

This is a cross-post from Ted Jeory

As a result of my post yesterday about Ahad Miah, the Tower Hamlets First candidate who published a salute to Hitler on his Facebook page during last summer’s Gaza crisis (and who was later chosen to go on a DCLG-funded outing to Suffolk to “promote integration”), Mayor Lutfur Rahman [...]