British Muslims’ citizenship reduced to ‘second-class’ status, says report

INTERNATIONAL Many British Muslims have been reduced to “second-class” citizens as a consequence of citizenship-stripping powers introduced by the UK government since 2002, according to a new report by a race equality think tank. The report by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), entitled “Citizenship: from right to privilege“, follows the recent extension[…]

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British MPs and international lawyers make request to visit ‘tortured’ Saudi activists

A cross-party group of British politicians and international lawyers has requested to visit detained female human rights activists in Saudi Arabia to investigate claims that they are being tortured. Several activists have been subjected to torture, sexual harassment and other inhumane treatment at the Dhahban prison near Jeddah, Amnesty International[…]

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Yvonne Ridley on Muslim women and human rights

By Yaseen Kippie While South Africans feel the country is in bleak state given the current political upheaval and weak economy, world renowned speaker Yvonne Ridley calls our country a place of optimism, and an example for the Middle East. Ridley is a British journalist, who was captured by the Taliban[…]

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SA visa regulations putting Brits off

The Telegraph, said to be one of the biggest websites in the United Kingdom, has run an online poll ahead of South Africa’s new visa rules set to come into effect on 1 June – and the results are alarming. South Africa’s new rules on travelling with children will require[…]

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IS beheads British aid worker

British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded – like two American journalists before him – and the Islamic State group is threatening to kill a fourth captive. A grisly video released by the group showing Haines’ body both mocks the West and raises the pressure on Western leaders. It[…]

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