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Police find no evidence of criminality by Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman
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Lutfur Rahman, elected mayor of Tower Hamlets, east London, was accused by the BBC’s Panorama of more than doubling public funding to Bangladeshi and Somali groups from £1.5m to £3.6m in the face of recommendations from council officers. He denied the allegations, saying they had been motivated by racism and Islamophobia.

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Airport security tried to yank off Swedish Muslim’s hijab
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A Swedish woman wearing a Muslim headscarf claims security staff at a small northern airport tugged on her hijab in public rather than take up her offer to take it off away from prying eyes.




FBI smashes alleged radical-right terror plot in Texas – US media show little interest
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FBI agents in Texas have arrested a man who allegedly was plotting to use C-4 explosives and weapons to kill police officers, rob banks and armored cars, and blow up government buildings and mosques, authorities announced today.




Victoria Jackson says she is fighting for the ‘soul of America’
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When a Muslim, Daoud Abudiab, moved in near Victoria Jackson’s suburban neighborhood, she responded with a post on her website titled, “Civilization Jihad, Hits Home (my back yard, literally).”




Fascist group entering mosques and handing out inflammatory literature
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A group purporting to be on a ‘Muslim anti-grooming campaign’ are entering mosques and handing out inflammatory literature. In the latest video posted on the Britain First website members of the group can be seen standing inside a mosque in Bolton.




Helsinki clothing store bosses fined over headscarf sacking
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Helsinki District court has fined managers at a Helsinki clothing retailer for discriminating against an employee on the basis of religion. They received 20 day-fines for sacking a Muslim worker who was told she should not wear a headscarf.




Neo-Nazi who plotted to blow up Mersey mosques branded ‘evil’ by judge
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Terror suspect Ian Forman, 42, from Birkenhead, planned to explode home-made devices packed with nails and ball-bearings. He downloaded pictures of two mosques near his home and labelled them “targets” before making a string of YouTube posts threatening to “blow them up”.




Fake ex-terrorist is ‘keynote speaker’ at Holocaust March of Remembrance event
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Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion reports that a recent luncheon in Houston, which was held to raise awareness of the Third Annual Holocaust March of Remembrance next month and drew over 200 Christian leaders, featured as its keynote speaker none other than Kamal Saleem




Public prosecutor challenged to act on Wilders’ Moroccan comments
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Moroccan organisations in the Netherlands said they will make a formal complaint against the public prosecution department if it does not take action over Geert Wilders’s latest anti-Moroccan statements.




Maajid Nawaz declares that Muslims find respect and tolerance for others reprehensible
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Maajid Nawaz sparked heated exchanges with audience members at his first public appearance as Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn.