Theresa May blocks Islam group jobs event

By Marcus Dysch, October 27, 2011

A Civil Service recruitment event was cancelled after Home Secretary Theresa May discovered it had been planned jointly with a student organisation she previously described as "complacent" in tackling extremism.

The Civil Service Fast Stream careers and skills session was due to take place on Tuesday organised with the Federation of Student Islamic Societies' (Fosis) careers section.


'Hate speaker' at UCL, but campus extremism is a myth

By Jennifer Lipman, October 27, 2011

An Islamic preacher who views Hamas terrorists as "freedom fighters" has been invited to address University College London students, less than a fortnight after its provost Professor Malcolm Grant claimed there was no problem with extremism on campus.


No way to a fairytale ending

By Jennifer Lipman, October 24, 2011

During his tenure as US president, Theodore Roosevelt coined the expression "bully pulpit", by which he meant that the incumbent of the White House had a near-unique position to advance an opinion or agenda.


Campus extremism is 'made up' - UCL head

By Jennifer Lipman, October 19, 2011

Anti-extremism campaigners and Jewish students have rounded on University College London provost Malcolm Grant for claiming there is no problem with extremism on Britain's campuses.

Professor Grant, who was in charge at UCL two years ago when the former president of UCL's Islamic Society, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, allegedly attempted to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane, told the Evening Standa


UCL's Malcolm Grant is the one who is 'out of touch'

By Rosanna Rafel, October 18, 2011

The issue of whether university campuses, particularly those in London, were "hot beds" for extremist behaviour was present long before Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab - former president of University College London's Islamic Society - boarded a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.


Outrage over Jaffa cemetery vandalism

By Jennifer Lipman, October 9, 2011

Jewish groups have condemned an attack on a cemetery in Jaffa as "unconscionable" and "a disgrace" to the religion.

Israeli police found smashed headstones and graffiti scrawled on Muslim and Christian graves calling for "death to Arabs" on Friday evening, as Jews around the world marked the Day of Atonement.


Teenager questioned in mosque arson case

By Jennifer Lipman, October 7, 2011

Israeli police have arrested a man in connection with the arson attack on a mosque in the north of the country.

According to his lawyer the suspect is an 18-year-old seminary student linked to a hardline settlement in the West Bank.


Israel is a victim, too

By Tim Marshall, October 6, 2011

There are two victims of the "price tag" campaign in Israel and the West Bank; those targeted by extremist Jewish gangs - and the state of Israel.


Banned Sheikh Salah was wrongfully arrested

By Jennifer Lipman, October 3, 2011

An Islamic political activist who entered Britain despite a Home Office ban and was arrested has won damages for wrongful detention.

The High Court said that Sheikh Raed Salah, who was detained in London in June, should have been told in Arabic the reason for his arrest. But it was only a partial victory as the court said the rest of his detention was lawful.


High Court to rule on Raed Salah arrest

By Marcus Dysch, September 16, 2011

A High Court judge is to rule on whether Islamic political activist Raed Salah was detained unlawfully in Britain.

Following a two-day hearing Judge Mr Justice Nicol reserved judgment on whether Home Secretary Theresa May's order to arrest Sheikh Salah was legal.