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  • Ramadan fasting: Modern opposition to age-old rules – 16.06.2015 | 18 Jun 2015
    • It’s that time of year again. Gentle squabbles over moon sightings, the stockpiling of frozen samosas, and the dreaded “Ramadan breath”, which means we have to keep a miswak teeth-cleaning stick (or, more likely, a toothbrush) on us at all times. For tomorrow is the start of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar….

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  • Dara: A Battle for Hearts and Minds – 07.04.2015 | 8 Apr 2015
    • Tehmina Kazi Originally published in The Huffington Post Set in 17th century India, Dara tells the story of two Royal brothers – Aurangzeb (Sargon Yelda) and Dara (Zubin Varla) – who are pitted against each other in a battle for succession. In a poignant reminder of how little has changed in 400 years, Puritanism competes…

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  • Child exploitation: an issue minorities cannot afford to ignore | 9 Mar 2015
    • Left Foot Forward 6th March 2015 Failure to engage with the cultural issues in the case review makes them ripe for exploitation by the far right The serious case review into the Oxford sex gang cases (‘Operation Bullfinch’) has revealed ‘a worrying lack of curiosity’ about what was happening to the six girls in question,…

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  • Book Review: Women Against Fundamentalism: Stories of Dissent and Solidarity | 20 Jan 2015
    • Public Spirit Posted on 09/01/2015 at 4:25 pm. Tehmina Kazi Women Against Fundamentalism was formed in 1989 in the wake of the Rushdie Affair with the aim of challenging fundamentalist trends in all religions. Though it has now, after twenty-five years, ceased activities, the organization published an edited collection recounting the stories and experiences of…

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  • British Muslims for Secular Democracy (bmsd) response to the Woolwich murder | 23 May 2013
    • British Muslims for Secular Democracy (bmsd) are shocked and profoundly distressed by the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich on 22nd May 2013. The victim was a soldier who was described as a “loving father” to his two-year-old son, and we send our deepest condolences to his family and…

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