“Engage” Vacancies Go Live

1st October 2011

Our friends over at Engage are offering two exciting positions for the right candidate wanting to promote active citizenship, especially amongst the Muslim community. See below for full details: Job Vacancy – Ref: LPLO1/0911 Public Liaison Officer (Full Time, Central London) Salary: £35,000 per annum Hours: 40 hour week Holidays: 25 days paid holiday (pa)…

What are BNP supporters really like?

29th September 2011

Matthew Goodwin often writes sensibly and clearly and this article is no different. Muslims would do well to rid themselves of a comfort zone in which every right-wing extremist challenge comes with a bald head, contorted face and foam around the mouth. Even more importantly, the article below suggests that with such a growing network…

Trader Confessions, Gold Purchase Restrictions And Other Fun…

27th September 2011

The market trader below might not exactly be a Michael Douglas despite shocking the life out of so many (BBC Presenters at least), and the latest possible news (underneath the video) that France has put a hold on the purchase of large quantities of metal commodities (read: gold) might be a conspiracy theory gone too…

Sikhs in airport ‘disrespect’ demo

25th September 2011

By Ellen Branagh, The Independent Muslims should also participate in these demos to show their support of the Sikh community concerning this disgraceful treatment! Sikhs in airport ‘disrespect’ demo Thousands of Sikhs will gather in London today to protest against harassment they say they experience at European airports. The demonstration, in Parliament Square at noon, will…

Muslim chaplains connect communities to public bodies

24th September 2011

BBC News Muslim chaplains in Britain play a key role linking their communities with public organisations, research by Cardiff University has found. It found a rapidly growing number of Muslims in a sphere of work usually associated with the Christian faith. Chaplains can be found in prisons, hospitals, airports, courts, higher education and the military,…

Muslim students face finance dilemma over tuition fees

22nd September 2011

Sanjiv Buttoo, BBC Asian Network Bushrat Almari is from Bradford and is studying for a pharmacy degree at Bradford University. Like many Asian students in further education she lives with her family and is fortunate that her father can manage to pay the annual £3,000 tuition fees. But that will change next year when they…

France’s burqa ban: women are ‘effectively under house arrest’

21st September 2011

Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian Since France introduced its burqa ban in April there have been violent attacks on women wearing the niqab and, this week, the first fines could be handed down. But a legal challenge to this hard line may yet expose the French state as a laughing stock. Hind Ahmas walks into a…

Let’s Serve: A Request

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 18th September 2011

One of the key things 1st Ethical are looking to continue doing is to strengthen our collaborations with major organisations/charities and “movements” that all work for the public good with wide ranging projects from animal welfare to maternal care to fostering to environmental awareness to political awareness to children safety etc etc. Needless to say,…

Tough Policing: Advice for the New Met Police Commissioner

16th September 2011

Robert Lambert, The Platform From a short list of three candidates I confess I was keen to see ‘soft cop’ Sir Hugh Orde win the contest to become the new Met Police Commissioner but now that the Home Secretary has appointed ‘tough cop’ Bernard Hogan-Howe instead I offer him my full support in his new…

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