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‘Extending Prevent guidelines to primary and secondary schools will be counter-productive.’

by Staff Reporter - 1st July 2015

Taylor: ‘Laws don’t make you free.’Lapido Director on RT TV last night ahead of the release of statutory new requirements for teachers says they risk ‘criminalising’ society.

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Do Muslims have a monopoly on the word Allah?

by KL Chan - 24th June 2015

A MALAYSIAN court has ordered that CDs bearing the word Allah in their titles should be returned to Jill Ireland, a Christian

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Malaysian religious authorities drop appeal against Borders manager

by KL Chan - 24th June 2015

ONE of Irshad Manji’s books is now banned in Malaysia, but selling it before the ban is no crime under Syariah (Shariah) law

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