Articles by: 5Pillarz

For and against: Are Sunnis oppressed in Iran?

For and against: Are Sunnis oppressed in Iran?

Features, Opinion October 31, 2014 at 1:59 pm 0 comments

The recent case of Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was recently executed in Iran for murder, has put the country under the human rights spotlight. Western governments and human rights organisations claim she didn’t get a fair trial or decent legal representation. Others wrongly claimed that she was Sunni and used this [...]

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British Muslims urged to wear “Poppy Hijab”

British Muslims urged to wear “Poppy Hijab”

UK October 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm 0 comments

British Muslims are being urged to wear a new “Poppy Hijab’ – as a challenge to extremist groups who ‘spout hatred’ about the Armed Forces. The scarf is backed by government-friendly Muslim groups including the Islamic Society of Britain and profits from its sale will be donated to the Poppy [...]

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Closure of Masjid al-Aqsa is a “declaration of war”

Closure of Masjid al-Aqsa is a “declaration of war”

Middle East, Palestine, World October 30, 2014 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Israel’s closure of Masjid al-Aqsa to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner is tantamount to a “declaration of war,” Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said on Thursday. “This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab [...]

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Sister writes tribute to brother who was killed in Syria

Sister writes tribute to brother who was killed in Syria

UK October 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

Aiosha Deghayes, sister of Jaffar Deghayes, writes a tribute to her brother who died fighting in Syria on the weekend.  Deghayes, 17, is believed to have died after leaving home for Syria in a bid to help overthrow Bashar Al-Assad’s government. His brother, Abdullah, 18, died in Latakia province in [...]

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Jaffar Deghayes

Second Deghayes brother killed in Syria

UK October 28, 2014 at 11:01 pm 0 comments

A teenager from Brighton whose brother died fighting in Syria earlier this year has also been killed in the war-torn country, his father has said. Jaffar Deghayes, 17, is believed to have died at the weekend after leaving home for Syria in a bid to help overthrow Bashar Al-Assad’s government. [...]

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5Pillarz goes from strength to strength

5Pillarz goes from strength to strength

Editor's Desk October 27, 2014 at 11:25 pm 0 comments

It’s been a while since I gave our readers an update on 5Pillarz performance and finances but insha’Allah from now on I will do it much more regularly, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. Alhamdulilah, we are now averaging around 5,000 unique visitors a day to the website and often we get [...]

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Libya's Ansar al-Islam have pledged allegiance to ISIS

Libya chaos opens new doors for ISIS

Opinion October 27, 2014 at 10:33 pm 0 comments

All roads in Libya today are leading in one direction – out of the country, writes Abdel Bari Atwan. Libyans from the East are piling into their vehicles, loaded with all manner of belongings and heading for Egypt; those from the West are aiming for Tunisia, while the people of [...]

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69% of US Muslims “plan to vote” in upcoming midterm elections

69% of US Muslims “plan to vote” in upcoming midterm elections

North America, United States of America, World October 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has released the results of a survey indicating that 69 percent of registered Muslim voters will go to the polls on November 4 and that more than half will vote for Democratic Party candidates. Domestic [...]

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Bob Lambert

Met pays £425,000 to victim of ex undercover cop Bob Lambert

UK October 24, 2014 at 11:56 am 0 comments

The Metropolitan Police has agreed to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by Bob Lambert who she didn’t know was an undercover police officer. Lambert later went on to lead the Met’s Muslim Contact Unit which “tackled radicalisation” in London. He also worked closely with prominent members [...]

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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK  are under pressure

Muslim Brotherhood claims British govt will clear it of terror charges

UK October 24, 2014 at 11:25 am 0 comments

The Muslim Brotherhood has stated that the British government’s investigation into the group’s activities has proved that the group is not associated with terrorism. In a statement the Brotherhood said: “The lawyers representing the group have been informed that the investigation ordered by British Prime Minister David Cameron regarding the [...]

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