The muslim community of Rotherham (and the UK) needs critical friends, desperately

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The muslim community of Rotherham (and the UK) needs critical friends, desperately. I was invited, when the cse scandal became front page news, to attend a faith leaders seminar with Sarah Champion, to explore what the faith communities could contribute … Continue reading

Missing signatures of support?

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A disappointing and worrying omission In a letter in this weeks Rotherham Advertiser is the lack of a signature from the Rotherham Council of Mosques (RCM) or British Muslim Youth (BMY). The letter signed by three Rotherham based faith leaders … Continue reading

Momentum Vs Sarah Champion: Clash of the Tight’uns.

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A local Momentum organiser in three responses to an article (Save our Sarah) on Rothpol failed to deny allegations that they’re plotting with elements from the Council of Mosques(CoM) to oust Sarah Champion as MP. Ian Roddison (aka RadishRoddo;) criticised … Continue reading

Anti-Semitism – The Rotherham Link?

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Way back in March 2013, Naz Ahmed got himself into difficulty over his own anti-Semitic prejudices, shared by many Rotherham coreligionists, I am told. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article3713009.ece This photo, first published on Guido Fawkes’ blog, was taken on the now infamous, for … Continue reading

Council cabinet has three new members

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Council cabinet has three new members THREE extra Cabinet members have been added to Rotherham Borough Council’s advisory Cabinet. Cllrs Taiba Yasseen, Saghir Alam and Emma Wallis join the existing five in supporting the Government commissioners. Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/100885/council-cabinet-has-three-new-members.aspx

Mosques and Openness

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The role of Rotherham’s  Mosques in recent years has not been seen to be honourable, and they can seem to the least holy of holy places. Often slow to comment on child sexual exploitation within their community, they seem keener … Continue reading