Bismillah Al Rahman Al Raheem. (In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Kind). One thing that's been exposed in Manchester in the aftermath of the cowardly and horrific terror attacks, is the inconsistency in the stances of some of the city's mullahs along with a number of others in our country, from a variety…Read more Muslims must be Consistent
European Union, In or Out?
The European Union is something I’ve given much thought to over the years. At age 17, I studied European Studies in Sixth Form, and while doing so was given the opportunity to travel to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, as part of a Euroscola programme. The idea was to promote better understanding of the EU,…Read more European Union, In or Out?
To Live Together As Brothers or To Perish Together as Fools?
"Through our scientific and technological genius, we have made of this world a neighborhood and yet we have not had the ethical commitment to make of it a brotherhood. But somehow, and in some way, we have got to do this. We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish…Read more To Live Together As Brothers or To Perish Together as Fools?
FRA: Violence against women: an EU-wide survey (2014)
Frightening reading... Although much progress was made in Europe throughout the 20th Century gender based discrimination, abuse, and violence is still rife in European society. We must do more to address this completely unacceptable situation. Survey factsheet: http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-factsheet_en.pdf Violence against women: an EU-wide survey - Main Results: http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-main-results-apr14_en.pdf
Press Release On Memorial Day For Victims Of Honour Crimes
As the UK marks the first Memorial Day For Victims Of Honour Crimes, the Association of British Muslims (AoBM) lends support to the campaign raising awareness of gender issues among men and women. At the same time, AoBM notes that despite successful prosecution in cases of violence, there is still a pervasive social acceptance of…Read more Press Release On Memorial Day For Victims Of Honour Crimes
In Memory of Dr Nazim Mahmood and Dr Priya Vedi
The Association of British Muslims (AoBM) remembers Dr Nazim Mahmood (UK) and Dr Priya Vedi (India) whose death brings to light grim attitudes grounded in religious and cultural perceptions. AoBM also lends support to Naz & Matt Foundation as Matthew Ogston walks a 130 mile distance in the memory of Dr Nazim Mahmood to raise…Read more In Memory of Dr Nazim Mahmood and Dr Priya Vedi
KILLING AT CHARLIE HEBDO: IS AN ASSAULT ON FREEDOM AND LIBERTY
By Dr Syed Talib Hussain Warsi Director of Intrafaith Relations, AOBM The Association of British Muslims strongly condemn and express our revulsion at the brutal and insane act of violence and murder of twelve people and injuring eleven others in Paris at the offices of the satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo. On behalf of the Muslims…Read more KILLING AT CHARLIE HEBDO: IS AN ASSAULT ON FREEDOM AND LIBERTY
John McCain on Senate Intelligence Report on CIA “Enhanced Interrogation” (09.12.2014).
“I know from personal experience that the abuse of prisoners will produce more bad than good intelligence. I know that victims of torture will offer intentionally misleading information if they think their captors will believe it. I know they will say whatever they think their torturers want them to say if they believe it will…Read more John McCain on Senate Intelligence Report on CIA “Enhanced Interrogation” (09.12.2014).