Monday, 10 March 2014
Insted Consultancy, Islamophobia 10 – Theme Parks 0, 27 Feb 2014 "Recently the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF), based in East London, announced plans for a families day out at Legoland, the famous theme park near Windsor. What? A Muslim organisation wanting its children to enter and enjoy public space? In the eyes of the Daily Mail, that would never do. The Mail requested its columnist Richard Littlejohn to rubbish the whole idea. Littlejohn’s article was entitled ‘Jolly Jihadi Boy’s Outing to Legoland’ and appeared on 18 February. It was illustrated with large pictures of Abu Hamza and Omar Bakti Mohammed, allegedly respected and extolled by the MRDF, and it consisted of a spoof timetable for the day as a whole."
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Ex-Guantánamo detainee Moazzam Begg held in Birmingham terror raids | World news | The Guardian "Begg, released from Guantánamo without charge, arrested with two men and a woman on suspicion of Syria-related offences"
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
My indoctrination at a local madrassa | DocSyK: mostly coherent, 23 Feb 2014 "My name is Syma Khalid, and between the ages of 11 and 15 I attended a madrassa in Wolverhampton, for 2 hours every day after school." Opinion piece.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
As Hate Crimes Rise, British Muslims Say They’re Becoming More Insular - NYTimes.com "Anti-Muslim hate crimes are up, the police and Muslim advocacy groups say. In response, many British Muslims say they are becoming more insular and more reluctant to leave their areas of Britain’s big cities, where they are among other Muslims and South Asians."