Criminalising imams will not solve the problem of unregistered marriages – Family Law

Posted January 15th, 2019 in bills, Islam, marriage, news, registrars by tracey

‘In this post Russell Sandberg, Professor of Law at Cardiff University, questions the current proposal for celebrants to face criminal penalties if they fail to ensure the marriage is also civilly registered. He argues that this will not cure concerns about unregistered religious marriages but rather underlines the need for comprehensive reform.’

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Family Law, 15th January 2019

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Offenders with Muslim names are not jailed for longer, study finds – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2018 in Islam, news, religious discrimination, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Offenders who have Muslim names do not appear to be receiving unfairly long sentences from crown courts in England and Wales, according to criminology research.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2018

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Muslim takes local council to High Court because their burial rules ‘breach his human rights’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A Muslim man has taken his local council to the High Court after complaining that their burial rules are infringing on his human rights.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2018

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School which taught that only Muslims were saved on Noah’s Ark is first to be fined for opening illegally – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2018 in education, fines, Islam, news, school children by tracey

‘An Islamic school which taught that only Muslims and animals were saved on Noah’s ark has become the first to be successfully prosecuted for operating illegally.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2018

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Radical preacher Anjem Choudary freed from prison – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2018 in early release, hate crime, Islam, media, news, terrorism by sally

‘Anjem Choudary has been released from prison after serving half of the five-and-a-half-year sentence he received in 2016 for urging support for Isis and pledging allegiance to the terrorist group.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2018

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Hate crime linked to religion doubled in three years – Daily Telegraph

‘Hate crime has surged across the country, new figures have revealed, with those directed at people because of their religious beliefs doubling since 2015.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2018

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Hate preacher Anjem Choudary, to be freed in weeks, is ‘still a threat’ – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2018 in incitement, Islam, news, prisons, release on licence, terrorism by tracey

‘The Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary remains a dangerous threat ahead of his imminent release from jail, the prisons minister has warned, as plans to train an “elite corps” of Muslim chaplains to de-radicalise extremist inmates were unveiled.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2018

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Equality watchdog attacks Boris Johnson’s ‘inflammatory’ remarks – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2018 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, equality, Islam, news, political parties by sally

‘The equalities watchdog has branded Boris Johnson’s comments on the burqa “inflammatory and divisive”, but said it has no powers to launch an investigation.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2018

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English law applies to Islamic marriage, judge rules in divorce case – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in divorce, financial provision, Islam, islamic law, marriage, news by tracey

‘A high court judge has decided that a couple’s Islamic marriage falls within the scope of English matrimonial law, in a ruling that could have implications for thousands of Muslims in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2018

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Media watchdog upholds complaint by council over “distorted” coverage of foster case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 27th, 2018 in complaints, fostering, Islam, media, news by tracey

‘The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has upheld a complaint by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets against a national newspaper’s coverage of a fostering case.
IPSO concluded that The Times had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) in an article headlined ‘Judge rules child must leave Muslim foster home’, which was published on 30 August 2017.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th April 2018

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Times distorted Muslim foster case, regulator finds – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2018 in complaints, fostering, Islam, media, news by sally

‘The press regulator has ruled the Times “distorted” its coverage of a five-year-old Christian girl who was placed with Muslim foster carers.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

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Ofsted school hijab ban stance challenged by teachers’ union – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2018 in Islam, news, school children, teachers, trade unions by sally

‘Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman risks splitting communities by backing head teachers who may wish to ban the hijab, says a teaching union leader.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2018

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Paul Moore jailed for Leicester hate crime car attack – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2018 in attempted murder, attempts, hate crime, Islam, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who hit a Somali woman with his car before going back to run her over as she lay helpless has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years.’

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27th March 2018

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Judges told to limit observers if witness has to remove veil – The Guardian

‘Judges should restrict the number of observers allowed into court when defendants or witnesses are compelled to remove their veil to give evidence, new guidance to judges recommends.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2018

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Is there a problem with unregistered schools? – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2018 in child abuse, education, Islam, Judaism, local government, news by sally

‘School inspectors have warned that there are hundreds of unregistered schools but that they have few powers to investigate or shut them down.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2018

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Sharia law review recommends civil marriage alongside religious ceremony – Family Law

Posted February 5th, 2018 in Islam, islamic law, marriage, news by sally

‘An independent review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales published by the Home Office has recommended that Muslim couples must undergo a civil marriage alongside a religious ceremony, in a move expected to give Muslim women increased legal protection.’

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Family Law, 5th February 2018

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Judge agrees to judicial review of ‘cab rank’ rule for unexplained deaths – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in burials and cremation, complaints, coroners, Islam, Judaism, news by sally

‘A high court judge has granted an application for a judicial review of a senior coroner’s “cab rank” policy in dealing with unexpected deaths, saying it raises issues of importance to Jewish and Muslim communities.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2018

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Darren Osborne guilty of Finsbury Park mosque murder – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in hate crime, Islam, murder, news by sally

‘A man who drove a van into a crowd of Muslims near a London mosque has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2018

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Unregistered marriages – time to register calls for law reform? – Family Law

Posted December 5th, 2017 in Islam, islamic law, marriage, news by tracey

‘Planning a dream wedding can be hugely stressful at the best of times. At the worst of times, however, the dream can turn to a nightmare for some Muslim women who may later realise that their marriage is not recognised as valid under English law.’

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Family Law, 4th December 2017

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Ofsted accused of racism over hijab questioning in primary schools – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2017 in Islam, news, racism, religious discrimination, school children by sally

‘Ofsted’s recommendation for inspectors to question Muslim primary school girls if they are wearing a hijab has been condemned as “kneejerk, discriminatory and institutionally racist” by more than 1,000 teachers, academics and faith leaders.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2017

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