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Fears that university has been infiltrated by Islamic extremistsCountry/Region: United Kingdom, Europe
Westminster University has elected a new student union president with links to an Islamist group that advocates the establishment of an Islamic state.
According to a Daily Telegraph report, new president Tarik Mahri has links to the group Hizb ut-Tahrir, a group that the Prime Minister has said should be banned as it "seeks to poison young minds against our country". Although the government has not yet taken action, the group has been banned by the National Union of Students and many student unions across the country. However, this is the first known case of individuals with extremist links being elected to senior positions in the student union.
France starts ban on full-face veil
Anyone in France wearing the Muslim niqab or burqa in public could now face a fine or lessons in French citizenship following Europe's first-ever ban on full-face veils and other face coverings in public.
Halal award boosts New Zealand meat industry
The New Zealand meat industry is expected to grow significantly after the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry in New Zealand won the award for best service provider at the World Halal Forum in Malaysia last week.
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #18
Staffordshire schools ban Gideon Bibles;
Britain is no longer a free society – Bishop Nazir-Ali;
Other news in brief;
Staffordshire schools ban Gideon Bibles
Two schools in England have banned Christians from handing out Bibles.
Britain is no longer a free society – Bishop Nazir-Ali
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has warned that Britain is no longer a free society where conscience is respected.
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #17
Britain’s best-loved chocolate and cereals go halal;
Dawa Campaign launched for Olympic Games;
UK halal trade seeks £1 billion export business;