Tag: HUMAN RIGHTS

Current Affairs Europe Featured News Opinion Opinion Politics UK 15 Min Read

Why I won’t cry about hijab bans

The women’s dress-code for employment agency Portico published last year, stated: What we like to see: Makeup worn at all times and regularly reapplied, with a minimum of: Light blusher; Lipstick or tinted gloss; Mascara; Eye shadow; Light foundation/powder. Heel height normally a minimum of 2 inches and maximum of 4 inches, unless otherwise agreed

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“Secret evidence has poisoned the UK legal system”

The  consequences of the ECHR’s decision in the case of ‘K2’, a dual British-Sudanese citizen who had his UK citizenship revoked, will lead to a greater use of secret evidence. The use of secret evidence has poisoned the UK legal system and prevents individuals and their lawyers from seeing evidence

Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics 10 Min Read

New Imam Bill makes Islam a Crime

With an upcoming law targeting Muslim imams, preachers and lecturers, Denmark is now leading the way in Europe with far-reaching anti-Muslim laws. The so-called “Imam package” is defined by significant totalitarian features usually seen in the most infamous police states. Are we witnessing the reemergence of totalitarianism in Europe?     

Current Affairs Featured Middle East Politics Syria 9 Min Read

Aleppo: Starved, Bombed, Gassed, Broken but not Defeated

Aleppo: Starved, Bombed, Gassed, Broken but not Defeated The regime has finally broken the rebel defences in besieged eastern Aleppo and has retaken a third of the territory. Up to 20,000 people have fled from rebel held areas as the regime has moved in. Most of them headed to Kurdish

How to react to the death of President Karimov

Qatāda b. Rib’i reported that the Messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said: “…(the death of) a wicked person relieves the people, the land, the trees, (and) the animals from him.” President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, who was responsible for gross abuses towards human beings and excessive persecution of Muslims

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Parliamentary Report Criticises ‘Extremism’ Policies

Today the Joint Committee on Human Rights, made up of members of the House of Lords and House of Commons, released a report which has finally injected some much-needed logic and reason into the “counter-extremism” arena. Many from within and without the Muslim community have welcomed this critical assessment of

Current Affairs Featured Middle East Palestine Politics 5 Min Read

Muhammad Ali, supporter of Palestine denouncer of Zionism, dies

Innā lillāhi wa innā ilayhi rāji'ūn To Allāh we certainly belong, and certainly to Him is our return. It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing away of the beloved former heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali (rahimahullāh) at the age of 74. Anyone who ever heard of him

Current Affairs Featured Iran Iraq Politics 11 Min Read

Fallujah, the Gaza of Iraq

Al Fallujah, Starving between a Rock and a Hard Place In a desperate letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the 'Arabic European Center of Human Rights and International Law' reports that food and medicine in Iraq's Fallujah has all but entirely depleted due to a strangling siege enforced by

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Is BBC’s Panorama Normalising Torture?

Is BBC's Panorama Normalising Torture? On Monday 3 August, the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Panorama broadcast Panorama: Fighting Terror with Torture. The documentary looked at the CIA’s torture programme used on detainees during the War on Terror. I watched the programme because it is an area of interest which

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Can we trust the judges?

Can we trust the judges? Introduction The alleged increase in the threat of terrorism has led to an erosion of civil liberties. Successive British governments have implemented measures which infringe upon the most basic rights. What is the best method to protect the rights of the individual in an atmosphere