Inquiry into foreign backers of UK extremists gets green light – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2016 in government departments, inquiries, Islam, news, Saudi Arabia, terrorism by tracey

‘The Home Office’s new extremism analysis unit has been directed by Downing Street to specifically examine the scale and origin of funding of extremist groups in the UK with a remit to follow overseas funding streams.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2016

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‘Trojan horse’ headteacher receives lifetime ban for professional misconduct – The Guardian

‘A headteacher who was accused of misconduct in the so-called Trojan horse scandal in Birmingham has been banned indefinitely from teaching after being found guilty of professional misconduct.’
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The Guardian, 4th January 2016

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Muslim Brotherhood review: main findings – Home Office

Posted December 17th, 2015 in inquiries, Islam, parliamentary papers, proscribed organisations, reports by tracey

‘This review, requested by the Prime Minister, sets out the government’s understanding of the Muslim Brotherhood and its links to extremism.’

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Home Office, 17th December 2015

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Muslim Brotherhood will legally challenge UK government report – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2015 in inquiries, Islam, news, proscribed organisations, reports by tracey

‘A critical report calling for greater oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood is expected to be subject to a legal challenge by the Islamist movement after it is published on Thursday by the government. The long-awaited inquiry, ordered by David Cameron, into the Brotherhood’s operation in the UK is expected to include new curbs on the group and its associates in a move that will be presented by ministers as a crackdown on Islamism.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2015

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Islamists actively seek prison sentences to radicalise other convicts, say officers – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2015 in Islam, news, prison officers, prisons, sentencing, statistics, terrorism by sally

‘Islamist extremists are attempting to radicalise prisoners by deliberately getting custodial sentences or gaining jobs in jails, according to the Prison Officers Association (POA).’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2015

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Jail warning for backstreet school organisers – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2015 in consultations, education, fines, Islam, news, prisons, school children, sentencing, standards by sally

‘Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says anyone found running an illegal backstreet school in England will face fines or a prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2015

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MoJ urged to probe impact of ‘religion-based law’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 9th, 2015 in codes of practice, equality, gender, Islam, Judaism, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice should issue guidance to ensure that religious and cultural tribunals comply with UK standards on gender equality and judicial independence, according to a high-profile commission into the role of religion and society.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th December 2015

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Family of hate preacher linked to ‘Jihadi John’ win right to UK citizenship – Daily Telegraph

‘Hani al-Sibai has been on a terror sanctions list since 2005 and resisted deportation to his native Egypt for almost 20 years – but the High Court has ruled his family should be given UK citizenship.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2015

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Girl becomes first Briton convicted of trying to join fight against Islamic State in Syria – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A British teenager who made a graveside pledge to devote herself to the PKK cause has been convicted of intending to join the proscribed Kurdish terrorist organisation to fight Islamic State.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2015

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‘Trojan Horse’: Park View pupils ‘fed diet of Islam’ – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, education, Islam, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘Teachers at the school at the centre of the “Trojan Horse” scandal fed pupils “on a diet of Islam” and isolated them from British society, a panel found. Akeel Ahmed, 41, and Inamulhaq Anwar, 34, denied stepping up religious influence in education at Park View Academy in Birmingham. But a professional conduct panel found against them.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2015

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Hate crimes against Muslims in London ‘up by 70%’, police figures show – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2015 in hate crime, Islam, London, news, racism, religious discrimination, statistics, women by sally

‘London’s Muslims have faced a 70% increase in Islamophobic attacks over the past year, according to figures from the Metropolitan Police.’

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The Independent, 7th September 2015

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Girl, 16, who tried to travel to Syria must be removed from her home – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2015 in children, families, family courts, Islam, news, passports, terrorism, wardship by sally

‘A schoolgirl “fully radicalised” by Islamic State propaganda must be removed from her family home, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2015

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Islamic State concerns prompt passport confiscation – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2015 in Islam, news, passports, terrorism, wardship by sally

‘A girl from the same school attended by girls who went to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been ordered to hand her passport to the High Court.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2015

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UK parents to get power to cancel children’s passports over Isis fears – The Guardian

‘Parents worried that their children may be about to travel to Syria or Iraq to join Islamic State (Isis) will be able to apply for their child’s passport to be cancelled, David Cameron has announced in a speech setting out his five-year counter-extremism strategy.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2015

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Jails and universities obliged to prevent radicalisation as new act becomes law – The Guardian

‘Local authorities, prisons, NHS trusts, schools, universities and further education institutions will this week be placed under a new statutory duty to prevent extremist radicalisation taking place within their walls.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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Muslim nursery worker loses appeal to wear jilbab gown at work because it is a ‘tripping hazard’ – The Independent

‘A nursery worker has lost her appeal to wear a head-to-toe Islamic jilbab dress to work, after a judge upheld a previous ruling that it was a “tripping hazard”.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2015

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Pressure group Cage launches legal action against Charity Commission and accuses it of acting like ‘counter-terrorism police’ – The Independent

Posted June 5th, 2015 in charities, freedom of expression, Islam, judicial review, news by tracey

‘The British pressure group which claimed the Islamic State executioner known as “Jihadi John” was radicalised by MI5 has launched legal action against the Charity Commission, accusing it of acting like a branch of “counter-terrorism police”.’

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The Independent, 4th June 2015

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Zakariya Ashiq trial: Guilty of trying to join Islamic State – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2015 in intelligence services, Islam, news, terrorism by sally

‘A British man has been convicted of trying to join Islamic State in Syria.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2015

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Women who wear religious veils in court must be respected, says UK’s most senior judge – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2015 in court dress, courts, Islam, judges, news, religious discrimination, Supreme Court by sally

‘Women who choose to wear religious veils in court must be shown respect, the country’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2015

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Respect women’s right to wear veil in court, says Britain’s most senior judge – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2015 in court dress, Islam, judges, news, religious discrimination, women by sally

‘Judges must show respect to women who choose to keep their faces covered due to their religious beliefs, the UK’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2015

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