The plans which include the potential to close mosques, were designed to target all hate groups including far-right organizations. Islamic groups who variously described it as “war onMuslims.”
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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A letter written by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and signed by Roman Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh faith leaders claimed the defeated bill crossed “a legal and ethical Rubicon.”
LONDON (Reuters) There are as many as 150 Muslim drag queens across Britain, seeking to reconcile their sexuality with their faith, while challenging homophobia and taboos within Islam.
LONDON (Reuters) Across Europe, Jews have warned of a growing undercurrent of anti-Semitism, fueled by anger at Israeli policy in the Middle East and social tensions over immigration.
LONDON (RNS) Britain’s leading religious freedom advocate stepped down as Foreign Office minister Tuesday in protest over her government’s “morally indefensible” policy on the Gaza crisis.
(RNS) Judge Howard Riddle said the case sought to use the legal system as “a high-profile forum to attack the religious beliefs of others.”
(RNS) Legal scholars expressed bewilderment at the development, saying British law precludes challenges to theological beliefs in secular courts.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Baroness Sayeeda Warsi said protecting the religious freedom of minorities is a responsibility of all faiths. “It shouldn’t just be for Christians to speak for Christians, and Jews to speak for Jews, and Muslims to speak for Muslims.”