Sharia law review issues call for evidence – Home Office

Posted July 6th, 2016 in evidence, Islam, islamic law, press releases, rule of law by Mark L

‘Individuals with experience of sharia law are being urged to take part in an independent review into its use.’

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Home Office, 4th July 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Plane passenger jailed for shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘boom’ on Birmingham-bound flight – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2016 in Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism, threatening behaviour by michael

‘A passenger who sparked terror panic and left holidaymakers in tears after shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “boom” on a Birmingham-bound flight has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

London imam sues BBC for libel after being called an ‘extremist’ – The Independent

Posted June 28th, 2016 in BBC, defamation, Islam, news by sally

‘A London imam has sued the BBC for libel over a broadcast which he says meant he was a member of a “rogue’s gallery of extremists”.’

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The Independent, 27th June 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MPs launch inquiry into sharia courts in UK – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2016 in inquiries, Islam, news, parliament, select committees by sally

‘MPs on the Commons home affairs committee have launched an inquiry into the operation of sharia courts in the UK to ensure their principles are compatible with British law.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court of Appeal: SDLT not payable by company using Shari’a finance scheme – OUT-LAW.com

‘Project Blue Limited (PBL) was not liable for stamp duty land tax (SDLT) in respect of its acquisition of the former Chelsea Barracks by means of a Shari’a finance scheme, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st May 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Senior EU lawyer backs workplace ban on Muslim headscarves – The Guardian

‘Companies should be free to ban Muslim women from wearing headscarves at work if they have a general policy barring all religious and political symbols, a senior EU lawyer has said.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mother who tried to move family to Syria ordered to give up children – The Guardian

Posted May 4th, 2016 in care orders, children, families, family courts, Islam, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The high court has ruled that the three children of a Leicester woman who tried to take them to Isis-controlled territory must live with their grandmother.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Two British students given life sentences for ‘drive-by’ plot – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2016 in conspiracy, firearms, Islam, murder, news, police, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two British students have been jailed for life for plotting to kill police or soldiers in a shooting inspired by so-called Islamic State.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2016

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Boy aged eight among known potential victims of forced marriage in UK – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in children, forced marriages, Islam, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘A boy as young as eight is among scores of children feared by judges to be at risk of forced marriage as official figures reveal police are struggling to bring cases to court.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Muslim man loses high court bid to have sons circumcised – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2016 in children, Islam, news, parental rights by sally

‘A devout Muslim has failed to persuade a high court judge to rule that his sons should be circumcised.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

NHS Christian worker loses appeal after ‘giving book to Muslim colleague’ – BBC News

‘A Christian health worker in the NHS has lost her appeal against a ruling which suspended her for giving a religious book to a Muslim colleague.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2016

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Court rules four children must have vaccines after mother objects – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2016 in children, consent, Islam, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A family court judge has ruled that four children must be immunised after their Muslim mother refused consent because she said vaccines contained pork gelatine.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court ruling on teenager who refused to live with her family ‘because they were not strict enough Muslims’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2016 in children, families, homelessness, Islam, local government, news, young persons by tracey

‘A teenager who did not want to live with her family because “they were not strict enough Muslims” after being returned from the Syrian border, should have been provided with accommodation and support by the local authority, the High Court has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Shabir Ahmed: Sex gang leader appeals over deportation – BBC News

‘The ringleader of a child sex grooming gang has appealed against deportation from Britain on human rights grounds.’

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BBC News, 16 February 2016

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UK counter-terrorism laws ‘harming aid efforts of Islamic charities’ – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2016 in banking, budgets, charities, complaints, inquiries, Islam, news, terrorism by sally

‘The former international development secretaries have called for an inquiry into the way in which UK counter-terrorism laws are hampering the humanitarian work of Islamic charities, including some of the few British charities capable of operating inside Syria.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Muslim teenager ‘should watch TV to avoid radicalisation’, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2016 in barristers, Islam, media, news, social services, terrorism by sally

‘Barrister representing 17-year-old girl’s family says television would give the teen “a portal on the wider world – football, boys and so on”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2015

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Regina (MM) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted February 1st, 2016 in citizenship, families, Islam, judicial review, law reports, public interest, terrorism by tracey

Regina (MM) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: [2015] EWHC 3513 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 503

‘The Secretary of State for the Home Department had no discretion to refuse citizenship by naturalisation under section 6(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981 in order to deter potential extremists from their activities through knowing that family members would not be naturalised in consequence.’

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Wearing the veil in schools: the debate continues – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 28th, 2016 in education, freedom of expression, human rights, Islam, news by sally

‘Last week the Prime Minister entered into the debate on the wearing of veils by Muslim women in schools. This week, it is the turn of the Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshire.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th January 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Wearing the veil in schools: the debate continues – Education Law Blog

Posted January 27th, 2016 in education, human rights, Islam, news, school children, school exclusions, teachers by sally

‘Last week the Prime Minister entered into the debate on the wearing of veils by Muslim women in schools. This week, it is the turn of the Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshire. The Chief Inspector has said that:

“The Prime Minister and Secretary of State are right to give their backing to schools and other institutions which insist on removing face coverings when it makes sense to do so.’

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Education Law Blog, 27th January 2016

Source: www.education11kbw.com

Can schools ban the veil? – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2016 in education, human rights, Islam, news, school children, school exclusions, teachers by sally

‘No-one knows how many adult women in the UK wear the full face covering known as the niqab.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk