Euroscola 1996

Wow... this takes me back! I was sorting through some old files today, and found my Euroscola certificate from 1996, along with some local newspaper cuttings that covered our group's visit to the European Parliament. Interesting to reflect on this in light of recent developments.

European Heat Wave Invades Britain!

Scorching heatwave has breached British shores, bringing temperatures of 31ºC to parts of the UK. Temperatures are expected to shoot above 35ºC before the weekend. The #weather is set to turn hotter over the next few days thanks to heat spreading north from the near continent pic.twitter.com/ozYVucZYfv — Met Office (@metoffice) 17 July 2016 Government officials have been issuing…Read more European Heat Wave Invades Britain!

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?

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

Illegal immigration to the UK

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Welcome to the UK! If you evade customs and enter the country illegally, we will put you up in 5 star hotels and pay you £35k per year!!! Who wouldn't want to flee here? Really, this an unacceptable situation. We desperately need an EU-wide plan to ensure border security, it is…Read more Illegal immigration to the UK

On the passing of Shaykh Sufi Abdullah Khan al-Naqshabandi

I have received news of the passing of my Murshid (Spiritual Guide) from this realm of existence to the next... Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon (Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return). May Allah grant our murshid Shaykh Sufi Muhammad Abdullah Khan al-Naqshabandi a blessed journey to the highest stations…Read more On the passing of Shaykh Sufi Abdullah Khan al-Naqshabandi

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

The Association of British Muslims calls for Europe to Confront Violence and Protect Freedom.

The Association of British Muslims (AoBM) strongly condemns the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has killed at least 13 people according to the news reports. Our thoughts are with the victims of this terror attack and the families affected at this difficult time. At AoBM, we have maintained…Read more The Association of British Muslims calls for Europe to Confront Violence and Protect Freedom.