Articles by: 5Pillarz

Moazzam Begg

British Muslim groups welcome Moazzam Begg release

UK October 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

British Muslim organisations have welcomed Moazzam Begg’s release. The organisation he works for, CAGE, said it had been “vindicated by the announcement that all seven charges against our Outreach Director Moazzam Begg have now been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service due to lack of evidence.” Asim Qureshi, Research Director [...]

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Moazzam Begg

Terror charges against Moazzam Begg dropped

UK October 1, 2014 at 11:16 am 0 comments

The former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has had seven terror charges against him dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service. The charges were all connected to the conflict in Syria and included an allegation that he attended a terrorist training camp there. Mr Begg is expected to be released from [...]

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Rabia Qureshi (pic: Telegraph & Argus)

Asda apologies after pork sausage roll found in pack of vegetarian pastries

UK September 29, 2014 at 10:10 am 0 comments

A student has complained to supermarket giant Asda after she found a pork sausage roll in a packet of vegetarian pastries. Rabia Qureshi cannot eat the meat on religious grounds, so she said she was appalled when she opened the packet of cheese and onion rolls and found one contained [...]

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Will Western intervention really destroy ISIS or will it help them?

Will Western intervention really destroy ISIS or will it help them?

Opinion September 27, 2014 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

Without much debate in the public domain, and any real chance for people to think about repercussions, the West is now once again intervening in the Middle East, writes Haseeb Rizvi. In reality, Western intervention against ISIS is counter-productive and may strengthen and unite the militant jihadist ideology and spirit. [...]

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Britain prepares to bomb yet another Muslim country

Britain prepares to bomb yet another Muslim country

UK September 27, 2014 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

British warplanes are awaiting orders to launch missile attacks against Islamic State (IS) after Parliament backed military action in Iraq. Six Tornado G4 fighters have been based in Cyprus since August but so far have been used only for reconnaissance. The bombers are expected to lead any British operations targeting [...]

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Rushanara Ali MP resigns from shadow cabinet over Iraq air strikes

Rushanara Ali MP resigns from shadow cabinet over Iraq air strikes

UK September 26, 2014 at 7:27 pm 0 comments

Labour’s Rushanara Ali has resigned from her post as shadow education minister over parliament’s decision to carry out air strikes in Iraq. The Bethnal Green and Bow MP, who was elected in 2010, has stepped down from her position on the opposition front bench in order to abstain. 524 MPs [...]

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America’s real aims in Syria

America’s real aims in Syria

Opinion September 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

America denies having requested permission from the Syrian regime to strike Islamic State, al-Nusra and the Khorosan veterans’ group targets on its territory, writes Abdel Bari Atwan. But the Syrian regime says it was “informed” of the strikes slightly ahead of them. The point is it doesn’t really matter because [...]

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Houthis in Sana'a

A national partnership is essential in Yemen to prevent a sectarian war

Opinion September 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

Reporting from Sana’a, journalist Yousef Mawry says that the recent tumultuous events in Yemen are a victory for the Shia Zaidi Houthis and a defeat for the Yemeni branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. But if the Houthis don’t form an inclusive national government the country could become the next Iraq [...]

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Anjem Choudary

Anjem Choudary arrested by counter-terror police

UK September 25, 2014 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Anjem Choudary and nine other men were arrested today as part of an investigation into “Islamist terrorism.” The men, who were all seized in London, were arrested on suspicion of being members of, or supporting, a banned organisation, the Metropolitan Police said. Al-Muhajiroun is understood to be the banned organisation [...]

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MPs will make the UK a terror target once again if they vote to bomb ISIS

MPs will make the UK a terror target once again if they vote to bomb ISIS

Editor's Desk September 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm 0 comments

If British MPs want to make the UK a target for ISIS terror attacks then all they have to do is vote for military action on Friday, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. And indeed it seems likely that MPs will vote to back airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq during the upcoming [...]

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