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Megamosque 'would remain island of separate development'

Lawyers will today make closing statements in planning appeal over Europe's 'largest mosque'. Lapido Director DR JENNY TAYLOR gave evidence against as expert witness, here

Appeal barrister's closing statement here

ANALYSIS: Can ‘obscure cleric’ save Iraq from brutal terrorism of ISIS?

by Charles Cameron - 18th June 2014

THE WORLD should be grateful to al-Sistani, argues CHARLES CAMERON. Touted as a potential Nobel Peace Prize winner, he's shown great restraint in dealing with rising sectarian cleansing. 

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Political correctness denies British Muslim children their freedom

by Jenny Taylor - 16th June 2014

THE TROJAN HORSE story is 'not about extremism but the consolidation of strict Islam', argues Dr Jenny Taylor in The Tablet 

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