Archive for the 'Islam' Category

West Midlands police facing judicial review over surveillance project – The Guardian

“The West Midlands police force faces a judicial review over its plans to continue using cameras installed under a discredited scheme to place thousands of Muslims under permanent surveillance.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2010

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High Court test case to keep Islamic preacher Zakir Naik out of Britain – Daily Telegraph

“A Christian minister is bringing a legal test case to try to prevent a radical Islamic preacher coming to Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2010

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Magistrates order pregnant Muslim to remove veil – Daily Telegraph

“Magistrates ordered a pregnant Muslim woman to remove her veil while she gave evidence against her violent ex-partner.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2010

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Police surveillance of Muslims set up with ‘no regard for law’ – The Guardian

“A secret police operation to place thousands of Muslims living in Birmingham under permanent surveillance was implemented with virtually no consultation, oversight or regard for the law, a report found today.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2010

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An MP’s posturing talk of a burqa ban – The Guardian

“Philip Hollobone, the Tory MP for Kettering, has told the media that he won’t meet with constituents who wear a burqa or niqab. Last week Liberty wrote to him pointing out that, as the burqa and niqab are a form of dress exclusively associated with Muslim women, this will amount to direct religious discrimination. By treating Muslim women less favourably than he would treat people of other religions he is disregarding the Equality Act 2006.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Minister says Burka ban would be ‘un-British’ – The Independent

“Banning the wearing of burkas in public would be ‘rather un-British’, the Immigration Minister said today as he attacked efforts to make it illegal in this country.”

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The Independent, 18th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Tory MP proposes law to ban wearing burkas – The Independent

“A Conservative politician is seeking to make it a criminal offence to wear a burka in public. Philip Hollobone, the MP for Kettering, was the subject of a complaint to police from the Northamptonshire Race Equality Council five months ago because of remarks he made about burkas.”

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The Independent, 1st July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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