Two new single-sex Muslim faith schools have been earmarked for land in Cheetham Hill despite concerns among council chiefs and MPs. The secondaries - which would sit side-by-side on land near the Irish centre, off Rayburn Road - would be run by the Blackburn-based Tauheedul Trust, which has more than 25 academies across the north of England, the Midlands and London. Each school, one for boys and one for girls, would take up to 800 children, including a sixth form at both, in a move the trust says will help meet a forecast 849-place shortfall in the area’s schools. They have already been operating, since last September, in temporary accommodation in the grounds of nearby St Chad’s primary. Plans for the permanent development will be considered by the council next week and are marked for approval. The proposal has been controversial, however, due to the separation of boys and girls in a state-funded school. When Tauheedul first applied to create the schools in 2016 - through … [Read more...] about Two single-sex Muslim schools earmarked for Manchester
America’s largest police force has agreed not to conduct surveillance operations based on religion or ethnicity, as part of a deal to settle claims that it illegally spied on Muslims in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In an agreement announced in New York, the force agreed to put an end to such operations based solely on these factors and to pay $75,000 in damages and $1m in legal fees. It also agreed to meet with members of the Muslim community to discuss various issues. “We are proud that we stood up to the most powerful police force in the country and against the suspicion and ignorance that guided their discriminatory practices,” said Farhaj Hassan, the lead plaintiff in the case. “We believe the legal rulings and settlement in this case will endure as part of a broader effort to hold this country to account for its stated commitment and its obligation to uphold religious liberty and equality.” The lawsuit followed a series of … [Read more...] about New York police settle surveillance lawsuit after Muslims said they were illegally targeted following 9/11
Sputnik: What is your particular take on this tendency? Does it come as a surprise to you? Prof. Susanne Schröter: From 2014 on, when al-Baghdadi proclaimed the so-called caliphate, many young Muslims all over the world were thrilled and fascinated by that idea and went to Iraq and Syria to join the ranks of ISIS*, and that was also true for Germany. © AP Photo/ Boris RoesslerMigrants Propel Germany to Highest Birth Rate in Over 40 Years So, from 2014 on, we had an increasing number of young people who moved out of the country; and they are not coming back. Now, the number of returning people, returning jihadists is growing. Salafism in Germany is a youth movement, it’s a [growing] youth movement. It has its own music, own style, own literature, so many young Muslims even convert, turning to that milieu. The third point is that Germany provided shelter for more than 1 million refugees … [Read more...] about 4th Gen Muslims in Germany Don’t Feel at Home, Prone to Radicalization – Prof.
the 'other' Does Auschwitz require Germans to protect Jews from Muslims, or all minorities including Muslims from everybody? A country ill at ease with its past faces a dilemma it wasn’t ready for. Published on April 6, 2018 1:51 pm One of the world’s most fraught relationship triangles is the one connecting Germans, Jews, and Muslims. Suspended over that triangle is of course the Holocaust. For seven decades, post-war Germans thought they understood their unique burden and responsibility. It was and is to atone for Auschwitz by taking it as a mandate to be and to do good – at home and abroad, today and tomorrow. But the passage of time has a funny way of confusing old certitudes. One question that was never clarified — because it never needed to be asked – is whether German atonement should be particular or universal. The particularist conclusion says that Germans must never again harm Jews. They must protect their former victims wherever they … [Read more...] about Germans, Jews, Muslims and the paradox of tolerance
Pakistan’s foreign minister has suggested that a Bollywood star who was sentenced to five years in prison for poaching a protected species of Indian antelope, received the lengthy punishment because he was Muslim. Salman Khan one of the highest paid actors in the world, was convicted of the 1998 shooting two rare blackbuck deer from his car window at a wildlife preserve near the city of Jodhpur, in the country's north west. The animals are protected by India's wildlife laws. Public prosecutors alleged that the 52-year-old and four other actors in the car with him fled the scene, leaving the carcasses behind. Read more Bollywood actor Salman Khan jailed for killing two endangered deer Pakistan’s foreign minister, Khawaja Asif, claimed that the actor who is known for his bad boy image, had received the long sentence because he was … [Read more...] about Salman Khan: Bollywood star who killed endangered antelope was jailed because he is Muslim, Pakistan’s foreign minister says