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Britons want cuts in immigration level


January 15th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) About 80 percent people in Britain want to see cuts in the level of immigration, a survey carried out for the government has revealed.According to the Daily ... Read more...

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Alcohol more damaging than heroin, cocaine?


November 1st, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Alcohol is more damaging than heroin or crack cocaine in terms of harm to the individual as well as society, says a new study.The study led by ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda is biggest threat to Britain


July 5th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 5 (IANS) Al Qaeda remains the biggest threat to British security, a think tank says, adding Britons - many of Pakistani origin - were behind terrorist offences in ... Read more...

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Tory MP moves private bill to outlaw ‘burqa’


July 1st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 1 (IANS) Conservative MP Philip Hollobone has introduced a private member's bill in the British Parliament to regulate the wearing of "certain facial coverings" that would include the ... Read more...

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UK school brands student truant for not dressing like a Muslim


May 13th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): A fourteen-year-old British girl was branded as truant because she refused to dress as a Muslim and visit a mosque.Amy Owen and her classmates were instructed to wear ... Read more...

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Jailed preacher, controversial Islamic leader’s books still publicly available in UK


March 29th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29(ANI): A new report has revealed that books written by the jailed preacher, Abdullah al-Faisal, and the controversial Islamic leader, Bilal Philips, are still available in public libraries in ... Read more...

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Rocket-shaped minaret, giant arches outside London’s mosque sparks controversy


December 14th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14(ANI): A huge rocket-shaped minaret and two giant arches in the style of Muslim headscarves outside London's Brick Lane Jamme Masjid has sparked off a controversy, as community leaders believe ... Read more...

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Ban my egg-pelting attackers, says British Muslim MP


December 7th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) A British Muslim MP who was pelted with eggs last week said Sunday her Islamist attackers should be banned. "The protesters are understood to be members of the al-Muhajiroun ... Read more...

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Ban my egg-pelting attackers, says British Muslim lawmaker (Lead)


December 7th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) A British Muslim lawmaker who was pelted with eggs last week said Sunday her Islamist attackers should be banned. "The protesters are understood to be members of the al-Muhajiroun ... Read more...

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Britain to closely monitor plans for 5,000-place Muslim girls’ boarding school


December 1st, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 1 (ANI): The British Government has vowed to closely monitor construction plans for a 5,000-place Muslim girls' boarding school.This would be the biggest boarding school in the UK, dwarfing the ... Read more...

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Brit peer Baroness Warsi pelted with eggs for not being a practicing Muslim


December 1st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 1 (ANI): A group of Muslim men hurled eggs at Tory peer Baroness Warsi, for not being Muslim enough in her actions and statements.Warsi, who is the Shadow Minister for ... Read more...

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Radical Muslim group to demand full imposition of Sharia law in UK


October 15th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.15 (ANI): The fanatical group -- Islam4UK - has announced plans to hold a potentially incendiary rally here later this month to further its aim of imposing sharia law on ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s ‘unofficial asylum’ in London raises stink among Muslims


September 10th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.10 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's 'unofficial asylum' in London and the unprecedented privileges being received by him has come under the scanner, as a Labour peer has ... Read more...

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More Brit non-Muslims turning to Sharia courts to resolve civil disputes


July 21st, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): An increasing number of non-Muslims are turning to Sharia courts to resolve commercial disputes and other civil matters.A report in The Times has quoted the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal ... Read more...

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British Minister wants UK to distance itself from US’ Pak drone attack policy


April 12th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): A British minister wants the United Kingdom to distance itself publicly from the American policy of launching attacks on al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists hiding inside Pakistan tribal ... Read more...

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13 most powerful UK Muslim women revealed


March 21st, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.21 (ANI): More Muslim women than ever are in leading positions in British society. There are more than 100,000 Muslim women currently working in Britain, yet many feel misunderstood and ... Read more...

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Pakistani origin women are most inactive in the UK: Report


February 25th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 25 (ANI): With a rating of 65 percent, women of Pakistani origin have the highest economic inactivity rate in the UK, a British Government data has revealed. The British ... Read more...

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Muslim peer claims Brit politicians are scared of discussing polygamy


February 21st, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.21 (ANI): Politicians are too scared to discuss multiple marriages in case they offend Muslims, Britains Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion, Baroness Warsi has claimed. The Telegraph quoted Warsi as ... Read more...

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British politician calls for stamping out Muslim polygamy


February 20th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A leading female Muslim politician in Britain said Friday she wants the government to make it compulsory to register all religious marriages so Muslim men stop taking more ... Read more...

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New UK law saves woman from forced marriage in Pakistan


February 12th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 12 (ANI): A new UK ruling has saved a-22-year-old Pakistani woman from a forced marriage in Pakistan. British police used the new legislation to restrain her father. With the ... Read more...

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Obama, first lady, set new tone for black families in US


January 15th, 2009 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (DPA) The US civil rights movement of the 1960s opened up economic and social opportunities for African Americans, but it was accompanied by an erosion of the black family ... Read more...

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Community support wins higher wages for lowest paid cleaners


November 5th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) Community spirit is not yet dead, bringing about positive changes like winning higher wages for some of the London's lowest paid. A new Economic and Social Research Council ... Read more...

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British MPs to defuse Muslim-Jewish campus tensions


November 3rd, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) A group of British MPs began a tour of some of Britain’s biggest universities Monday to promote better relations between Muslim and Jewish students.The tour is part of ... Read more...

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British government divided over immigration


November 2nd, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A disagreement between Britain's new immigration minister and its longest-serving Asian MP has opened up a divide in the ruling party over the number of skilled migrants who ... Read more...

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British Muslim community not advanced enough to have Sharia courts


October 12th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Browns new minister for race relations has attacked Sharia courts, insisting that the Muslim community in Britain is not advanced enough to have ... Read more...

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UK mulls lessons on terror to check kids being indoctrinated by terrorists


October 9th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct9 (ANI): In an attempt to get schools and colleges to tackle the problem of teenagers being radicalised or indoctrinated by terrorists, the UK Government is expected to announce a ... Read more...

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Brit Muslims get 1.3 million pound hotline to Cabinet


October 8th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.8 (ANI): Young Muslims will get direct access to Cabinet Ministers in a 1.3-million-pound community cohesion initiative. The new Young Muslim Advisory group is the brainchild of Childrens Secretary Ed Balls ... Read more...

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MPs fear riots in Britain due to rampant immigration


July 16th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 16 (ANI): Rapid immigration has damaged community relations in parts of England and is the single biggest cause of public concern, an influential group of MPs have warned.They ... Read more...

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Whites to lose jobs to ethnic minorities, women under new UK law


June 26th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): White men in Britain could be blocked from jobs and promotions under a so-called equality drive unveiled by the Labour Party on Thursday.Instead women and ethnic minorities ... Read more...

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Britain’s first state-funded Hindu school launched


June 7th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 7 (IANS) Secular Britain's first state-funded Hindu school was launched Saturday with its head promising to promote religious harmony. "We recognise and take our duty seriously in ... Read more...

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Tory leader says public funding of ‘Muslim fanatics” must stop


March 5th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar.5 (ANI): Conservative Party leader David Cameron has accused the Gordon Brown Government of allowing fanatics to benefit from public grants to Muslim bodies. "The Government has allowed hundreds of thousands ... Read more...

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Now faith schools prefer rich pupils to poor: Guardian


March 2nd, 2008 - 10:24 am ICT by admin
London, Mar.2 (ANI): New research has revealed that faith schools in Britain prefer to take in children from rich backgrounds to those from the poorest backgrounds nationwide. According to a report in the ... Read more...

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British MPs concerned over governments plan to fund Muslim schools


January 2nd, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Ed Ballas, UKs Cabinet minister for Children, Schools and Families, will face a grilling by senior MPs next week over his plans to pump millions of taxpayers cash ... Read more...

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Downgrade Christmas to improve race relations: UK think-tank


November 14th, 2007 - 8:14 am ICT by admin
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First Muslim woman takes a front row seat in UK parliament


November 14th, 2007 - 2:24 am ICT by admin
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