On a visit to Brixton Mosque, I found frenzy, fist fights and zeal without knowledge
This has nothing to do with the Blitz spirit, writes Ekow Eshun. It is about a modern society founde
We're called upon to stand firm and defend our core values. But what are those values? In the 21st c
Terror and the UK: Young Muslims have been totally marginalised by their "community leaders". Nothin
The day after it was revealed that the London bombers were British, the Guardian newspaper gave space on its opinion pages to one of its trainee journalists, a young Muslim called Dilpazier Aslam, to write about the background to the atrocity.
Terror in the UK - Reporting from Leeds and Bradford, Shiv Malik finds a worrying willingness among
'People need to stand up against the perverted form of Islam that a minority of Muslims wants to imp
After the events of 7 July, the proposed law to criminalise incitement to racial hatred is even more
Terror and the UK - Policy towards Muslims at home is as important as foreign policy. If British Mus
Terror in the UK - Hizb ut-Tahrir sells itself as a community group. Its members become part of a vi
Terror in the UK - Most Muslims abhor violence, yet the terrorists are a product of a specific minds
Half Persian and half white, Katharine Quarmby grew up in a loving home in Norfolk. Adoption across
Certain artefacts in the British Museum are deemed to have such religious significance that the dire
The battle between reformers and clerics might be exercising the rest of the world, but Iranians hav
Muslim children as young as six are still being allowed to beat themselves with knives on the end of
Not content with controlling Congress and the presidency, the Republicans now want the judges to be
In an ideal world, democratic elections would be characterised by a kind of Socratic dialogue. Rival politicians would put forward cogent arguments, quoting unadorned and carefully sourced facts. Questioners would seek further details and probe weaknesses.
Observations on religious hatred
As Britain's culture wars grow in intensity, and abortion and artistic freedom become hot issues, Cr
How can it be that, while the prospect of a general election campaign is greeted with a collective public yawn, the death of an 84-year-old Pole grips the country's attention and imagination?
With many pharmacists refusing to accept, or even confiscating, women's birth-control prescriptions,
The cult of monarchy is over, as the royal wedding fiasco shows. But Catholic cardinals should know
Pope John Paul II helped keep the continent of Africa disease-ridden, famished and disastrously unde
Linda Grant is trying to make up her mind between two Jewish women candidates
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Violence and threats from militant religious groups are coming thick and fast, and the targets are w
Observations on religious schools
Observations on Melanie Phillips