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Anti-Muslim suspicion in Britain has a whiff of McCarthyism about it
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Allegations that 25 schools in Birmingham are at risk of an “Islamic takeover plot” reached new levels of hysteria recently. An announcement was made that a counter-terrorism expert has been drafted in to conduct yet another investigation.




Imran Awan: Why Muslims in Birmingham Feel Like a ‘Suspect’ Community
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They also remind me of past incidents which has led to a ‘breakdown’ of relationship between the police and the Muslim community in Birmingham.




Islamophobic hoax exposed
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The fact that it has been taken seriously in the news media is a worrying reflection of the extent to which anti-Muslim prejudice in the UK today has destroyed journalists’ capacity for critical thinking when it comes to evaluating spurious Islamophobic propaganda.




Birmingham conservative group not giving up fight against alleged pro-Islamic textbooks
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Alabama State Board of Education dismissed last week allegations from conservative groups that 11 textbooks on the state’s new list for social studies material are pro-Islamic and diminish Christianity.




Who is the man with the mosque bomb tattoo? ‘EDL member’ poses brazenly with inking depicting explosion at Muslim place of worship
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Grinning brazenly as he lifts up his shirt to reveal an inflammatory image of a mosque being blown up, this man was pictured openly with his offending tattoo at a far-right rally.




Birmingham spy cameras to be dismantled
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The scheme, Project Champion, was shelved less than six months ago when an investigation by theGuardian revealed police had misled residents into believing the cameras were to be used to combat vehicle crime and antisocial behaviour.




Police face legal threat over Birmingham spy cameras
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West Midlands Police is facing legal action if it does not remove all cameras controversially put up in largely Muslim areas of Birmingham. More than 200 covert and overt cameras were installed in Washwood Heath and Sparkbrook, paid for with government money to tackle terrorism.




Zakir Naik was asked to help combat extremism … then banned from the UK as an extremist
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A controversial Islamic preacher who was banned from entering the country by the Home Secretary Theresa May has claimed that he was twice approached by security officials who wanted him to help educate disaffected young British Muslims.




Zakir Naik appeal hearing set for 20 October
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An Islamic scholar barred from entering the UK for his “unacceptable behaviour” has won the first round of his court battle against the Home Secretary’s ruling. A High Court judge decided the case for Dr Zakir Naik should be fast-tracked despite objections from Theresa May’s lawyers.