Teenager who praised killer of Jo Cox guilty of making pipebomb – The Guardian

‘A teenage white supremacist who lauded the killer of MP Jo Cox as a hero has been found guilty of making a pipebomb.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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Mail pays out £150,000 to Muslim family over Katie Hopkins column – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in compensation, costs, Islam, media, news by sally

‘Mail Online has been forced to pay out £150,000 to a British Muslim family over a Katie Hopkins column which falsely accused them of extremism.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2016

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Ex-Britain First leader Paul Golding jailed over mosque ban – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2016 in contempt of court, Islam, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The former leader of Britain First has been jailed for breaching a court order telling him not to enter a mosque or encourage others to do so.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2016

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Segregation in faith schools does not offend Equality Act: High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 14th, 2016 in equality, Islam, news, school children, sex discrimination by tracey

‘The Interim Executive Board of X School v Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills [2016] EWHC 2813 (Admin). The principal issue in this application for judicial review was whether a mixed school unlawfully discriminated against its male and/or female pupils by making “parallel arrangements” for their education in the same building or by applying a regime of “complete segregation” for all lessons, breaks, school clubs and trips. There was no evidence that either girls or boys were treated unequally in terms of the quality of the education they received (in the sense of one sex receiving a lower quality of education than the other).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th November 2016

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Ofsted wrong to penalise Islamic school over gender segregation, court rules – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in education, Islam, news, reports, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘A high court judge has ruled that Ofsted inspectors were wrong to penalise an Islamic faith school because of their “erroneous” view that segregation of boys and girls amounted to unlawful discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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BBC defends defamation claim using justification defence – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 4th, 2016 in defamation, Islam, media, news by tracey

‘The BBC has successfully defended a claim that it defamed a London imam before the High Court in London.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2016

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MPs and peers question independence of press watchdog – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2016 in complaints, Islam, media, news, religious discrimination, terrorism, women by sally

‘The press watchdog is facing questions over its independence after Trevor Kavanagh, one of its board members, used his regular Sun column to criticise the Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji just days after her complaint against the tabloid was rejected.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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High court overturns lifetime bans for Trojan horse teachers – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, Islam, news, teachers by sally

‘The high court has thrown out the lifetime bans imposed by the Department for Education on two teachers caught up in the Trojan horse controversy.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2016

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Should Burkinis Be Banned? – RightsInfo

Posted September 1st, 2016 in freedom of expression, Islam, news by sally

‘Authorities in several towns in France have controversially banned ‘burkinis’ – a form of swimwear popular with Muslim women – in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in the country. Is banning burkinis necessary to prevent public disorder or does it go too far and violate the right to freedom of religion?’

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RightsInfo, 24th August 2016

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Why a Tribunal has mis-applied human rights law in closing an independent religious school – Education Blog

Posted August 26th, 2016 in education, human rights, Islam, news, proportionality by sally

‘In a very recent appeal against a decision to deregister a school whose curriculum centred around the Muslim faith, the First Tier Tribunal has attempted to apply Article 9. It appears, however, to have got it wrong.’

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Education Blog, 25th August 2016

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Government sets out new measures to tackle extremism in prisons – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 25th, 2016 in freedom of expression, Islam, news, prison officers, prisons by sally

‘Extremists to be held in ‘specialist units’, a crackdown on extremist literature and tightened vetting of prison chaplains.’

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd August 2016

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Man given suspended sentence for death threat to MP – The Guardian

‘A man who sent a threatening voice message to senior Labour MP Ben Bradshaw the day before the killing of parliamentary colleague Jo Cox has been given a suspended sentence.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2016

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Robb Leech’s brother was jailed for preparing acts of terrorism – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in Islam, news, terrorism by sally

‘One of the UK’s most notorious radical clerics, Anjem Choudary, has been convicted of inviting others to support the so-called Islamic State.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2016

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Extremist prisoners ‘may be separated’ from other inmates – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in Islam, news, prisons, reports, select committees, terrorism by sally

‘Violent extremist prisoners could be held in separate special units inside jails under government plans to stop other inmates being radicalised.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2016

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Britain First banned from all mosques in England and Wales – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2016 in injunctions, Islam, news, political parties, public order by tracey

‘Britain First campaigners have been banned from mosques across England and Wales for the next three years and could face bankruptcy if they appeal, after police won an injunction from the High Court.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2016

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Radical preacher Anjem Choudary behind bars as police reveal his links to 500 Isil jihadists – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 17th, 2016 in Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Britain’s anti-terror laws are under scrutiny following the belated conviction of the hate preacher Anjem Choudary almost 20 years after his terrorism links first emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2016

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Britain First could be ‘finished’ if High Court bid to ban them from every mosque in England and Wales – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2016 in demonstrations, harassment, injunctions, Islam, news, police, political parties by sally

‘Britain First could be “finished” as it faces a High Court attempt to ban it from entering any mosque in England or Wales for the next three years.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2016

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Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2016 in employment, Islam, news, religious discrimination, reports, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘Muslim women are the most economically disadvantaged group in British society, according to a report by MPs.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2016

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What you’re reading should be no business of the police – but our freedom of expression is at risk – The Independent

‘Think carefully before you pack your holiday reading. As The Independent reported earlier this week, Faizah Shaheen was detained under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act last month after cabin crew on her Thomson Airways flight spotted her reading a book about Syria.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2016

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Hate crime: Prosecutors told to push for tougher sentences – BBC News

‘Prosecutors will be urged to push for tougher sentences for people committing hate crimes, following a rise in incidents after the EU referendum.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2016

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