Sunday, 5 July 2015

Missing UK family 'safer than ever with Islamic State'

Missing UK family 'safer than ever with Islamic State' - BBC News "A UK family of 12 who went missing have joined so-called Islamic State and feel "safer than ever", according to a statement said to be on their behalf."

Monday, 29 June 2015

Tunisia attacks

Reports on the 'Islamic State' attacks in Tunisia (and elsewhere) are collected on my other blog: Virtually Islamic

TV: My Jihad, 1. A Bus & A Burka

BBC iPlayer, My Jihad, 1. A Bus & A Burka first in a series, with some good performances and lines (and some potentially controversial issues). The other episodes are on iPlayer (haven't seen them all yet)

Friday, 19 June 2015

Michelle Obama in Tower Hamlets

Daily Mail, Michelle Obama inspire hundreds at London school contrasting coverage from the Daily Mail, with Richard Littlejohn's piece on 19th June, Did Michelle Obama not see the irony in delivering a speech on female emancipation to a school full of girls in headscarves in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets? (And is this the face Britain wants to show the world?)

Qari Asim: Why ISIS is a bloody betrayal of Islamic faith

Qari Asim: Yorkshire Post, Why ISIS is a bloody betrayal of Islamic faith  "As an imam in Leeds, just a few miles from Dewsbury, each week at prayers I have the privilege of speaking to young people who are the future of our community. Talking to and inspiring those who will become doctors, teachers, business people and leaders is hugely rewarding – and I know many of them will make a great contribution to society."

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Cardiff - student prosecuted

BBC News, Cardiff student pleads guilty to terror charge, 17 June 2015 "Prosecutor Sarah Whitehouse QC said in the weeks following the demonstration, Choudhury accessed websites about travelling to Syria and another one that was entitled "10 reasons to join ISIS"."

Exposure - Jihad - A British Story

itv.com, Exposure - Jihad - A British Story "A personal investigation by Deeyah Khan into the roots of Islamic radicalism in Britain, including interviews with former extremists who embraced hatred and fought jihad." Attracting mixed reviews; I haven't seen it yet, so cannot comment.