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Time shifts – The UK is on British Summer Time

It’s that time again In the early hours of Sunday 27th March 2016 the clocks went forward an hour as the UK converted to ‘British Summer Time’. This means that the evening will have more daylight, and the mornings less. This change is done in part due to a European directive that all European countries must implement a common [...]

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Deaths Under The British Empire

From The Independent; A new YouGov poll has found the British public are generally proud of the British Empire and its colonial past.   YouGov found 44 per cent were proud of Britain’s history of colonialism, with 21 per cent regretting it happened and 23 per cent holding neither view.   The same poll also found 43 per cent [...]

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British Law & Sharia

There is a lot of fuss in the West about implementation of what they call ‘Sharia Law’. Generally, people fail to realise that many principles of Sharia have already been incorporated in the British law and others are being incorporated for the benefit of the general public. Law of Tort is one example of this. We look at the Islamic [...]

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Muslims should vote in the British General Elections

Some Muslims are distributing leaflets saying that Muslims should not take part in elections in the Western Countries. They say it amounts to committing shirk. They do not, however, produce any verse from the Holy Quran to support what they say. This khutba shows that, on the contrary, the Holy Quran gives clear instructions about who Muslims [...]

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Eric Pickles letter to the Muslim community

Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary has sent the following letter to over a thousand Muslim community ‘leaders’. We strongly support the request from the Communities Secretary to these Muslim leaders asking them to denounce violence and to say that they are proud to be British and uphold and promote values such as democracy, [...]

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Battle for British Islam

A BBC Panorama documentary from 12th January 2015 In its programme ‘Battle for British Islam’ the BBC exposed the fact that there is no difference between the so called conservative Muslims and extremists. The conservatives interviewed clearly said that Muslims should segregate themselves from the rest of the community and that [...]

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The criminalisation of Islam in the British media

Professor Paul Baker of Lancaster University carried out a unique research entitled, ‘The Representation of Islam and Muslims in the UK Press 1998-2009’. Along with three other academics, Professor Baker embarked on a rigorous study that involved the analysis of more than 200,000 articles, equating to over 147million words of journalism. [...]

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Presumed Guilty

Remember the Birmingham Six, the Maguire Seven, the Guildford Four and Judith Ward? Behind the campaigning numbers were 18 innocent people who collectively spent scores of years in British jails after being falsely convicted of terrorism offences. Their sin was to be Irish (or, in Ward’s case, to have spent time in Ireland) during that [...]

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British Pathé releases 85,000 films on YouTube

Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. This unprecedented release of vintage news reports and cinemagazines is part of a drive to make the archive more accessible to viewers all over the world. “Our hope is that everyone, everywhere who has [...]

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Muslims in the UK armed forces

Imam Asim Hafiz is not surprised that more and more Muslims are joining the British military. He is in no doubt, either, that British Muslims can be good soldiers?. That is not because Mr Hafiz was the first Muslim chaplain for the Armed Forces when he was appointed in 2005. Nor is it because he is now an Islamic adviser to the MoD. Rather, [...]

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Muslim Rulers and the British Empire

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah and Mehdi, said that Jihad of the sword against the British rule in India was not required because; Jihad of the sword was meant to protect freedom of religion and belief and that existed under British rule. Jihad was only to be conducted when Muslims had the resources to carry out such warfare [...]

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