Writing in the Guardian last month, Miqdaad Versi highlighted both the dangerous linking of terrorism with relgion, chiefly Islam, in the press, and the frightening way in which such false claims are then propagated through social media. The most… Continue reading
A YouGov poll on attitudes to the causes of Islamic and Christian terrorism shows a significant differences of views between younger and older respondents.
While “religious views” is thought to be the main cause of terrorist acts, in neither Christian… Continue reading
On 5th December 2016, 16 fully armed policemen and 12 plain clothed officers in three police vehicles forcefully entered the Tahrik Jadid (an administrative body of the Ahmadiyya community overseeing overseas missions, building mosques, and publishing literature and the Holy… Continue reading
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the so-called “Yarovaya package” of laws which substantially toughen criminal accountability for a number of crimes and introduce new forms of violations of law, including “failure to report a crime”.
The package also forbids… Continue reading
The majority of people promoting “jihad” online are using political rather than religious arguments, according to a study by two UAE-based think-tanks.
The report, by the Abu Dhabi-based Future Centre and the al-Mesbar Centre in Dubai, was released as a… Continue reading
Forum18 reports that in latest cases in Russia against Sunni Muslims who read the works of the late Turkish theologian Said Nursi, eight individuals are known to be facing charges in separate criminal investigations in four different cities.
Three of… Continue reading
Pakistani Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi and other speakers at an event held at the United Nations voiced serious concern over the increasing hate crimes against Muslims in the West, saying that the most effective action to reverse this dangerous trend lay… Continue reading
World Report 2016 is Human Rights Watch’s 26th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from the end of 2014… Continue reading
The 2016 “Annual Dialogue Report”, prepared by Media Tenor and just released, examines ways to build trust and increase dialogue across religious faiths.
The report has been published annually since 2008 and aims to “provide objective data on… Continue reading
After Kenyan authorities reported that Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a bus near the northeastern village of El Wak, attempting to separate Muslims from the Christian passenger, a number of Muslims reportedly stood up against the radical gunmen and told them “to… Continue reading