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Lady Warsi launches bitter assault on coalition strategy towards Muslims

Former Tory chair targets Michael Gove for criticism and says failure to engage with the community ‘has fuelled resentment’ Baroness Warsi has issued her first criticism of government policy towards Muslims since resigning from the cabinet. Photograph: Paul Cooper/Rex Features Lady Warsi has delivered a blistering critique of the government’s approach towards Britain’s Muslims, warning that failure to engage properly …

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Merkel to Join Muslim Tolerance Rally to Rebuke Growing Anti-Islam Movement

hancellor Angela Merkel is set to join a Muslim community rally to promote tolerance, condemn the attacks in Paris and send a rebuke to Germany’s growing anti-Islam movement. President Joachim Gauck will address the vigil starting at 17:00 GMT at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday, organised by the Central Council of Muslims in Germany under the banner “Let’s be …

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Interfaith Fast in Solidarity with Paris Massacre Victims

Muslim, Christian and Jewish religious leaders in Nottingham united to host an interfaith fast to grieve for the victims of the Paris atrocities last week. Here people of various faiths united against fear and extremists, while “sharing in the bereavement and sadness of the recent events.” As Archdeacon of Newick says, “this was an active action for peace.”

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The Muslim Hero Who Saved Lives at a Paris Kosher Market Is Being Awarded French Citizenship

Lassana Bathily, the Muslim man from Mali who saved the lives of several customers during last week’s hostage situation at a kosher supermarket in Paris, will be awarded French citizenship for his heroic efforts. The news comes as many, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have expressed their gratitude to Bathily for his bravery. Nearly 300,000 people signed a petition calling …

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Charlie Hebdo attack: fallen policeman Ahmed Merabet buried in Bobigny

People carry the coffin of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet after a funeral service at the Bobigny mosque on Tuesday. Photograph: Jacques Brinon/AP Ahmed Merabet would have celebrated his 41st birthday on Thursday last week, one day after the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. On Tuesday, the family of the police officer, murdered in cold blood by terrorists, …

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‘Islam Is Reviving British Values’, Says Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Rowan Williams

Lizzie Dearden – The Independent He said the religion promotes a sense of duty and community belonging Islam is rejuvenating “British values”, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed while lambasting sections of the press for presenting Muslims as “un-British”. Rowan Williams was giving a speech at the annual Living Islam Festival in Lincolnshire on Friday, discussing what British values …

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Dutch Mosque Leaders Call For Tolerance Towards Jewish ‘Brothers’ Despite Gaza Tensions

As tensions rise in the Middle East, mosque groups in the Netherlands are calling for tolerance from their congregations, specifically for Jewish “brothers of the holy book,” according to Dutch weekly magazine Elsevier. The Council of Mosques and the Union of Moroccan Mosques Netherlands expressed their concern about recent incidents ofanti-Semitism most likely connected to emotions running high about the current Gaza …

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Brave Muslim Jogger Dubbed A Hero After Saving Woman From Being Raped

ABDULL Oun was running in Kelvingrove Park when he heard the victim’s screams and sprinted to the scene before knocking out the beast with a flying kick. Hero: Abdull Oun   A MAN has been hailed a hero after he came to the rescue of a woman who was about to be raped. Abdull Oun, 27, heard the victim’s cries …

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Ramadan fasting dilemma when sun never sets

By Mark BosworthBBC World Service, Rovaniemi, Finland Practising Muslims across the world are observing Ramadan. For one month, they are fasting between first light and sunset. But what do Muslims do in a town where the sun never really goes down? The town of Rovaniemi in Finland lies in a land of extremes. At 66 degrees north it straddles the …

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