Jenny Taylor

An established media professional, academic and writer, she trained with Yorkshire Post Newspapers and became the first race reporter in the Westminster Press Group, disconcertingly finding herself interviewing her heartthrob Cat Stevens, just after he became Yusuf Islam. She has travelled widely seeing the work of civil society organizations all over Asia and Africa at first hand. She is an expert on the connection between faith and culture, on which she has addressed parliamentary and Commonwealth gatherings. Her doctorate is from SOAS in London on Islam and secularization.

 


Is the so-called Islamic State Islamic?

by Jenny Taylor - 3rd September 2014

A debate has raged on this website among scholars on whether the 'essence' of Islam is what gives rise to the sickening violence in Syria and Iraq, degrading all our lives and politics.

Yet when experts cannot agree, it is little wonder how unconvincing Barack Obama and other leaders sound when they declare definitively that the so-called IS 'speaks for no religion', and in reference to the beheading of journalist James Foley, 'no just God would stand for what they did yesterday ...'

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‘Academics lied about nature of jihad’: Extraordinary claim increases government pressure to rescue Iraq’s terrified minorities

by Jenny Taylor - 12th August 2014

EXPERT accuses policy makers and the CIA of allowing themselves to be duped by ‘culture blind’ theologians in Britain and US

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Riverine Centre - Rebuttal Proof of Evidence

by Jenny Taylor - 20th June 2014

NCL: 2.1

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Site at Riverine Centre, Canning Road, Stratford London
E15 3ND

Proof of Evidence
of
Jennifer Taylor BA (Hons), NCTJ Cert., Ph.D.
for
Newham Concern Limited

June 2014

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