Intolerance

Islamophobia Is Real

Farida Ahmed | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

What is Islamophobia? It is an irrational fear and hatred of Muslims categorized as an identifiable group. Islamophobia is becoming an 'elephant in the room' - it is an actual phenomenon that has gained significant momentum in Europe over the last decade.

The Campaign to Ban the Veil Is Only the Latest Attack on the Muslim Community

John Wight | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The latest manifestation of this campaign centres on the veil, or niqab, worn by a minority of Muslim women in Britain but recently inflated to assume the status of a threat to society. It is a campaign which has drawn support from both right and left of the mainstream political spectrum and commentariat, justified on the basis of women's rights, security, and/or progress.

Immigrants Must Be to Blame for Everything

Bob Morgan | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Ordinary immigrants coming into the UK did not invent numerous devious ways of lending and re-lending useless loans to get rich people even richer which we now know led to the banking collapse and the near ruining of our economy - but you would think they did the way people are piling in.

Fussy Eater or Food Intolerance?

Christine Bailey | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Bailey

Food intolerance is actually really common. Allergy UK estimates that up to 45% of people in the UK develop food intolerance, and the incidence of diagnosis is increasing in the younger population.

Are We More or Less Tolerant?

John Howe | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
John Howe

Is intolerance on the up? Pessimists would say yes.

Careful Scrutiny of Olympic Park Preaching is Required

Rupert Sutton | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Rupert Sutton

As people from all over the world arrive in London to cheer on their athletes at the Olympic Games, the opportunity for religious organisations to spread their word is one which appears to be too good to miss.

Islamophobia: Europe's New Political Disease

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

A new wave of anti-Muslim intolerance and antagonism is sweeping Europe. The far right political gains seen in some parts of the continent are alarming. Anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and extreme right parties seem to be cashing in on economic hardship and austerity measures. In a blinkered world of 'us' and 'them' they have found in Europe's Muslim citizens the 'others'.

Homophobic Speakers on Campus Highlight Importance of Challenging Intolerance

Rupert Sutton | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rupert Sutton

The debate that surrounds the issue of extremism on university campuses is one which is frequently framed in political language, examining the dangers of Islamist radicalisation or the influence of the Far-Right. Challenging the spread of homophobia by religious speakers is something which often receives less attention, yet is an equally prevalent problem.

Integration and Prevent 2.0: Are They a Break From the Past or More of the Same?

Nick Micinski | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Micinski

Back in June 2011, the government presented their policy on counter terrorism - sold to us as the new Prevent strategy (what I call Prevent 2.0)- which supposedly signified a radical shift from Labour's approach to stopping extremism.

Peanut Allergies – Have Scientists Finally Found A Cure?

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists from the Northwestern University in Chicago have come one step closer to developing a potential cure for peanut allergies, by creating an i...

Human Rights Watchdog: Let Travellers Stay

PA | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK

Europe's human rights watchdog has called for the legalisation of long-established traveller sites - even if they breach local planning laws. ...