Category - muslims

  • 4 Oct 2014

    A war between Christians and Muslims which seems never-ending. Religious leaders who tell the faithful that if they die fighting a ‘holy war’ they will have eternal life. This was the scenario in the Crusades of the mediaeval period, and the religious leaders who promised such rewards for martyrdom were the Popes, the leaders of Christendom.

  • 16 Feb 2014

    An 11 year old Muslim girl has been found isolated in a village west of Bangui following a massacre six days ago.

  • 5 Jun 2013

    Our valued associate Dr Harry Hagopian has been as busy as ever in travelling, advising, writing and broadcasting on the ever developing events across the Middle East and North Africa region.

  • 25 May 2013

    On BBC1's important, topical television 'morality and beliefs' show, The Big Questions, next due to air at 12.05pm on Sunday 26 May 2013, a major focus of discussion will be the horrific Woolwich killing and its aftermath.

  • 25 Feb 2013

    As the Bill to allow same-sex marriage makes its way through the UK Parliament, BBC religion commentator and broadcaster Ernie Rea and guests on the Radio 4 'Beyond Belief' programme (4.30pm, Monday 25 February 2013) will be discuss whether homosexuality is compatible with Islam, and related questions.

  • 18 Feb 2013

    Pakistan's authorities have been asked to do more to protect the persecuted Shi’a Hazara, following a devastating attack in Quetta that killed scores.

  • 27 Dec 2012

    A dozen worshippers have been killed in two attacks by an extreme Islamist group operating in the north of Nigeria over the Christmas period.

  • 2 Nov 2012

    Back in September, there were expressions across the world of what was dubbed 'Muslim rage' by the media, following the tawdry trailer for a film entitled 'Innocence of Muslims' ostensibly intended to defame the Muslim prophet Muhammad and insult the ummah of Islam worldwide. But Dr Harry Hagopian paints a much deeper and wider picture of Muslim discontents and provocations experienced throughout the Middle East and North Africa and elsewhere. Challenging simplistic 'clash of civilisations' theses, he says that what we need is not further disengagement between peoples and cultures, but rather further re-engagement.

  • 21 Aug 2012

    The Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dr Mustafa ef. Ceric, who is the country’s senior Muslim leader, arrives in Scotland from Sarajevo on Wednesday.

  • 19 Aug 2012

    In his 2012 Eid Message, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, writes of a hope we can all aspire to.