We’ve always done “news” on Islam21c, but we found increasingly worrying trends develop over the years in the so-called “mainstream” news coverage, especially with the impact of social media and the political earthquakes we’ve witnessed around the world.
Alhamdulillah we were able to expand our editorial team to introduce a news department, and NewsViews was born.
It’s crucially important for Muslims in the 21st century to have truly independent news sources and outlets, driven not by advertising revenues or persuasion architecture to grab people’s short-term attention, but by the divine imperative towards Truth, with our readers’ and society’s long-term benefits and interests at heart.
We have discovered that there is a lot that goes into making news; what you choose to report and why, what broader narratives and stereotypes you are ossifying or dispelling, the list goes on.
There’s so much power there, and it’s about time we took that power back from those who would happily sell society’s long term interests and benefits for a few ad clicks and newspaper sales.
1439 has been the first complete year that NewsViews have been running. Scroll down to see a small selection of some of our NewsViews coverage over the year, and don’t forget to share with others.
Following public pressure, the UK Government has suspended financial aid to the military of Myanmar.....Read More
Alhamdulillāh, he avoided prison but was charged for protecting the confidentiality of a US-torture victim.....Read More
The latest in a string of arrests targeting popular religious and political figures in Saudi Arabia.....Read More
Human Rights Watch report, "several said they were threatened with deportation back to Afghanistan...”..Read More
Rapes between under-18s rose to an average of one every four hours.....Read More
The UK’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation Max Hill QC has spoken out yet again against the misuse of terrorism legislation for political ends...Read More
Prevent referral statistics released by the Home Office today may have inadvertently highlighted its "ineffective and counterproductive" nature.....Read More
"Indeed, those who have tortured the believing men and believing women and then have not repented will have the punishment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the Burning Fire..."..Read More
An international network of anti-Muslim activists is using automated Twitter applications, fake news and image manipulation to magnify its audience and influence political debate.....Read More
The Bosnian Croat war criminal, Slobodan Praljak, was pronounced dead after he was seen intaking some unknown poisonous substance.....Read More
Powerful words.....Read More
Signs might point to neocon cronyism, but is there a ray of hope?..Read More
The internet, mainstream media and even some politicians have reacted with a combination of disbelief and amusement following the government announcement of its choice to head up the newly-formed Commission for Countering Extremism.....Read More
A study has shown that the number of Americans leaving Islam is roughly offset by the number converting to Islam.....Read More
The ongoing case of Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been in police custody since 2nd February, may have taken an extraordinary turn following the unveiling of a previously overlooked evidence.....Read More
Yesterday marked 69 years since one of the most influential Islamic figures of the 20th century, Hasan al-Banna (rahimahu Allāh), was assassinated by Egyptian secret police.....Read More
Was the commission's controversial obsession with Muslim charities a factor that led to overlooking concerns with Oxfam?..Read More
“He said he was proud of himself and was doing the country a favour.” But you have probably never heard of it.....Read More
The government of Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency following mob attacks on Muslim homes, businesses and masājid this week. Soldiers and extra police have been deployed for a period of at least 10 days with the hope that the violence will be brought to an end, although early signs are that some .....Read More
Last night's Dispatches "investigation" had many disappointed, who were expecting something needing a serious rebuttal..Read More
The National Union of Teachers (“NUT”), part of the UK’s largest teachers’ union, held their annual conference over the weekend, covering a wide-range of topics from pay scales to Ofsted policy. Amongst the important topics discussed was a unified voice of condemnation of Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Speilman’s instruction to interrogate children as young as .....Read More
"This massacre and the targeting of the carriers of the Holy Qur’ān, the Scholars, and the Callers to Islām, come in the context of successive violation against the Muslims..."..Read More
The story of Ali al-Marri is in fact an inspiring one considering his relationship with the Qur’ān during prolonged periods of torture and solitary confinement—designed to break people—is what saved his sanity and indeed his life...Read More
After wasting more than £750,000 of tax-payer money defending itself, the UK Government this week finally admitted their complicity in kidnap and torture, and apologised for their “appalling” treatment..Read More
Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi: “It is the duty of all Muslims to support the Palestinian people with everything they have been given.”..Read More
“the largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today.”..Read More
President Erdoğan wins the 12th election with 52.7% of the presidential votes to become the country's first executive president. His alliance, the People's Alliance obtained 57% of seats in Parliament...Read More
The UK government under Tony Blair has been exposed for involvement in the extraordinary rendition and torture of hundreds of captives since 2001...Read More
Shaykh Qaradawi: “If I thought that putting in an appeal to them (the Egyptian authorities) would have worked, I would have done so, but they are completely heartless” ..Read More
“They’ll keep going, one by one, until she either junks Chequers or goes.”..Read More
Sheikh Yasir Qadhi: “But what these rulers forget, while they imprison scholars, shut down religious institutions, open the door to all types of evil, massacre their fellow Muslims of Yemen...is that money and power buys neither the love of mankind nor the real kingdom of the Hereafter."..Read More
The Muslim Ummah loses two major scholars in the east and west of the Muslim World: Mauritanian Sh Murabit al-Hajj and Chinese Sh Dunig Qawan Abdullah..Read More
Seifullah Chapman, who was serving a 65-year sentence, was sentenced as part of the so-called Virginia “Paintball Jihad” network in 2004 alongside a number of other defendants. The precedent set by this case has possible implications for other prisoners such as Dr Ali al-Tamimi and Masoud Khan who could also potentially be released… ..Read More
Anger over Ofsted decision to downgrade Brighton nursery Little Ducklings over lack of controls to detect radical toddlers in nappies..Read More
“It’s very significant and growing, and what I’ve seen over the last couple of years is a lack of recognition of that.” ..Read More
With 2,371,675 pilgrims performing Hajj this year, Muslims all around the world celebrated ‘Eid al-Adhā - the greatest day in the sight of Allah..Read More
1400 years late: largest and most detailed research concludes that governments should advise people to refrain from alcohol completely ..Read More
Nearly a quarter of a million have seen the BAE roadshow. BAE states that it spends tens of millions of pounds each year reaching children as young as four...Read More
Saudi newspaper Okaz reports that the 61-year old faced 37 charges and has been issued the death penalty by the Saudi General Prosecution..Read More