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The purity question

Author, activist, journalist, politician, scholar – these are some of the many hats that Farahnaz Ispahani wears. But it is her close proximity to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and her journalistic perspective that provided the mooring for her just published book Purifying the land of the pure, which she says is her attempt at explaining why Pakistan’s minorities feel insecure.

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Our farcical asylum system is failing those who need it most

As MP for Rochdale I have seen first-hand the utterly shambolic state of the UK’s asylum system. Every month new Home Office statistics show that Rochdale is hosting more and more asylum seekers – taking in over a thousand while big cities and sprawling Conservative shires refuse to do their fair share.

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Beleaguered community: Abolish prejudicial laws: Jamaat-i-Ahmadiyya

2015 proved to be yet another taxing year for Jamaat-i-Ahmadiyya (JA). Over the year, two Ahmadis were killed, the houses of scores of others were set ablaze and a concerted anti-Ahmadiyya campaign continued relentlessly, a JA annual report issued on Monday stated.

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Glasgow Central Mosque accused of hiding links to anti-Ahmadi ‘hate speech’ group

The mosque accused of fomenting anti-Ahmadi persecution in Scotland hosted annual conferences for a group which has advocated the execution of members of the Muslim sect. The institution is also linked with posters that have accused Ahmadi of "abusing" Islam. One such flier was removed by police from a Glasgow shop on 12 April.

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David Cameron: Murder of Asad Shah was shocking

David Cameron has described the murder of Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah as shocking. The Prime Minister also appealed for groups to work together to combat extremism.

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