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Birmingham Muslims Unite Against Terrorism

by HOPE not hate | Friday, 24 March 2017

Over 250 Birmingham Imams, mosques and organisations pledge to combat terrorism by delivering a Friday #notinourname sermon to their congregations Leading Muslim organisations call on Muslims to unite and march against terrorism in Birmingham on Saturday 1pm Victoria Square Muslims highlight teachings of the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad, which condemn violence more...

The Business of Selling Hate

by Safya Khan-Ruf | Tuesday, 21 March 2017

“Is liberal democracy under threat”? That was the question posed at a London School of Economics (LSE) event on Friday, at which HOPE not hate senior researcher Joe Mulhall and Chetan Bhatt, professor of Sociology at the LSE, discussed evolving hate groups, the far right’s seductive message and how to reach more...

Calls for law change as asylum seekers report harrowing treatment across Europe

by Safya Khan-Ruf | Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Refugees report inhumane treatment in certain European countries, including being held in cages and tortured Migrant-rights group calls for scrapping of policy allowing return of refugees between member states Group urges creation of a standardised European application process Refugees should not be sent back to European countries with proven records of human rights more...