Articles by: 5Pillarz

IHRC welcomed Moazzam's release

IHRC: Open letter to British Muslims about ISIS

Opinion, UK November 20, 2014 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

In an open letter to British Muslims, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) says we need to have an internal conversation about the ideology ISIS has spawned, its appeal to some young Muslims, and the divisions it is creating in our community. The conversation about “IS” cannot be about expedient [...]

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ISIS fighter Michael Dos Santos

Two Frenchmen named as killers in gruesome ISIS video

Europe, France, World November 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm 0 comments

A second Frenchman was today identified among the ISIS fighters suspected of beheading 18 Syrian soldiers in a video that also showed the severed head of US aid worker Peter Kassig. He is Michael Dos Santos, a 22-year-old originally from the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne, in the Val-de-Marne department. Dos [...]

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Sunni or Shia? Simply Muslim, Thank God

Sunni or Shia? Simply Muslim, Thank God

Opinion November 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Blogger, Muslim convert and PHD student João Silva Jordão argues that entrenched sectarian identities only weaken the Ummah and assist the enemies of Islam. Quran 3:103 – And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you [...]

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Latest ISIS video should open our eyes to the takfiri menace

Latest ISIS video should open our eyes to the takfiri menace

Editor's Desk, Opinion November 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

The latest ISIS video – which shows the brutal execution of several Syrian soldiers as well as American Muslim convert Peter Kassig – is the most gruesome, graphic and high-tech to date, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. As part of my journalistic research I had the displeasure of watching all 15 [...]

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William Shawcross

Report: Charity Commission targets Muslim groups

UK November 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

More than a quarter of the statutory investigations that have been launched by the Charity Commission since April 2012 and remain open have targeted Muslim organisations, an analysis by the Guardian can reveal – drawing criticism from Islamic groups that they are being unfairly singled out. Responses to freedom of [...]

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announces “Islamic State” expansion plans

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announces “Islamic State” expansion plans

Opinion November 15, 2014 at 11:56 pm 0 comments

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-appointed Caliph and leader of the “Islamic State” surprised not only the world’s intelligence and media organizations but even his own followers with Thursday’s release of a new audio speech. This put a sharp stop to feverish claims that he had been killed or wounded in [...]

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Gaddafi was overthrown with significant NATO military assistance

Three years on: The lessons of Libya

Opinion November 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

Three years ago the world witnessed the final defeat of the Libyan Jamahiriya – the name by which the Libyan state was known until overthrown in 2011, meaning literally the “state of the masses” – in the face of a massive onslaught from NATO, its regional allies and local collaborators, [...]

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ISIS supporter Abu Rumaysah flees to Syria

ISIS supporter Abu Rumaysah flees to Syria

UK November 13, 2014 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

One of Anjem Choudary’s most prominent followers has skipped bail and is thought to be in Syria, despite being banned from leaving the UK. Siddhartha Dhar, a convert to Islam also known as Abu Rumaysah, was told to hand in his passport but instead left London on a coach bound [...]

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Muslims are regularly stopped at airports under Schedule 7

Schedule 7 laws challenged in Supreme Court

UK November 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Controversial anti-terrorism powers which are being widely used to harass and gather intelligence on Muslims travelling to and from the UK are being challenged by several human rights organisations in a case to be heard by the Supreme Court today. Schedule 7, which forms part of the Terrorism Act 2000, [...]

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Our Islamic heritage is being destroyed as we watch in silence

Our Islamic heritage is being destroyed as we watch in silence

Opinion November 13, 2014 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

Lecturer Haroon Junaidi argues that the holiest city of Islam, Mecca, is being destroyed as the Ummah watches on. The year was 1983 when my family embarked on the sacred journey of a lifetime, the Hajj. I was only four years old and my recollection of that event in many [...]

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