Councillor who described all Muslims as "terrorists" and asked why people should be "interested in black history" apologises


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Councillor who described all Muslims as 'terrorists' and asked why people should be 'interested in black history' apologisesMarjorie Snowden made comments on equality and diversity courseOfficial complained about the offensive comments to a colleagueThe reply was 'well, that's Marjorie', before it was reportedCllr Snowdon is a former mayor of Sherborne in Dorset By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:01 GMT, 18 April 2013 A councillor has formally apologised for labelling 'all Muslims as terrorists' while on an equality and diversity course. Marjorie Snowden, a former mayor of Sherborne in Dorset, also asked why council members should be 'interested in black history' during the training. A horrified official complained about the offensive comments to a colleague but the reply was 'well, that's Marjorie', before it was reported.

Anjem Choudary: Hate preacher pocketing 25,000 a year in benefits calls on fanatics to live off the state


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'Claim jobseeker's allowance and plan holy war': Hate preacher pocketing 25,000 a year in benefits calls on fanatics to live off the stateAnjem Choudary called benefits 'Jihadseeker's allowance'The extremist told followers they must hate democracy and freedomAlso listed bizarre sharia laws, including 'not riding cats and sheep' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 11:22 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:21 GMT, 17 February 2013 Anjem Choudary has been recorded telling followers to claim benefits as part of their struggle to bring sharia law to the UK A controversial Muslim cleric who lives off benefits is urging his followers to also sponge off UK taxpayers by claiming their 'Jihadseeker's allowance'. Anjem Choudary, who in the past has planned to disrupt the minute's silence on Remembrance Sunday, also openly mocked hard-working Britons, calling them 'slaves'. The Sun newspaper secretly filmed him saying Islam will overrun Europe, David Cameron and Barack Obama should be killed and calling the Queen 'ugly'.

Naomi Oni: Victoria"s Secret worker scarred for life when niqab-wearing attacker threw acid in her face


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Victoria's Secret worker scarred for life when niqab-wearing attacker threw acid in her face as she walked home from shopNaomi Oni, 20, was almost blinded and will need years of skin graftsShe was heading back to her flat from the bus stop when she was injuredHad been talking to her boyfriend on the phone after a late shiftSays the apparently random attack has 'destroyed' her lifeThe shop assistant no longer wants to go out in publicShe was inspired to share her story by acid-attack victim Katie Piper By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 14:17 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 2 February 2013 A young woman suffered horrific facial burns after a woman wearing a Muslim veil threw acid in her face. Naomi Oni, 20, was walking home after finishing work at lingerie shop Victoria’s Secret when the woman, wearing a niqab – which reveals only the eyes – appeared and launched the apparently random attack

Lego accused of racism by Turkish community who say toy is offensive because as is "based on a mosque"


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Muslims claim Jabba's Palace Lego toy is racist as it is 'based on iconic mosque in Istanbul' Turkish Community Forum issued statement criticising toy manufacturer Claims that Jabba's Palace set resembles Istanbul's Hagia Sophia mosqueDescribes Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt as resembling a 'terrorist'Lego denied any link and said the toy was based on the Star Wars movies By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 17:03 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:05 GMT, 24 January 2013 Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars toy allegedly depicting a mosque. The critics claim that the Jabba's Palace model, part of Lego's Star Wars range, offends Muslims as it resembles the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul – one of the world's most renowned mosques

Give Santa back! Turkish professor calls for return of St Nicholas" bones which were taken to the Vatican in the 11th century


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Give Santa back! Turkish professor calls for return of St Nicholas' bones which were taken to the Vatican in the 11th century | UPDATED: 19:22 GMT, 23 December 2012 With an address at the North Pole, every child knows where Santa Claus lives. But the ancient remains of the person on whom the mythical figure of Father Christmas is based are at the centre of a tug-of-war

We want exemption on gay marriage too say angry Muslims as they attack Government"s plans


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We want exemption on gay marriage too: Angry Muslims demand government treats them the same as Church of England | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 18 December 2012 Muslim leaders yesterday criticised controversial plans to allow gay marriages – and demanded they should have the same legal exemption as the Church of England. The Muslim Council of Britain, which represents 500 mosques and community organisations, claimed the law was ‘utterly discriminatory’ and said they were ‘appalled’ by it

Syrian "dictator" Bashar al-Assad "cannot win", says his OWN vice president


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Syrian 'dictator' Bashar al-Assad 'cannot win', says his OWN vice president Farouq al-Sharaa says neither Assad nor the rebels can can win the warBattle now being fought on outskirts of Assad's powerbase in DamascusMost prominent figure to say in public that Assad will not win | UPDATED: 19:46 GMT, 17 December 2012 President Bashar al-Assad can not win the Syrian war according to his own vice president. Farouq al-Sharaa said that neither the forces of the president or rebels seeking to overthrow him can win the war which is now being fought on the outskirts of Assad's powerbase in Damascus. Sharaa, a Sunni Muslim in a power structure dominated by Assad's Alawite minority, has rarely been seen since the Syrian revolt erupted in March 2011 and is not part of the president's inner circle directing the fight against Sunni rebels.

Egypt narrowly votes for new constitution favoured by President Mohammed Morsi amid widespread claims of ballot box fraud


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Egypt narrowly votes for new constitution amid widespread claims of ballot box fraud Muslim Brotherhood claims to be in lead with 56 per cent of 'yes' votesRights groups call for repeat of votes as counting 'took place in darkness'120,000 army troops deployed to help the police protect polling stations | UPDATED: 18:56 GMT, 16 December 2012 Egyptians voted narrowly in favour of a controversial new constitution yesterday amid accusations of widespread ballot box violations. Rights groups today called for a repeat of the first round of the two-part referendum as Islamists, who back the disputed charter, claimed they were in the lead with a 56 per cent majority of ‘yes’ votes. Representatives of the seven groups charged that there was insufficient supervision by judges in Saturday's vote in 10 of Egypt's 27 provinces and independent monitors were prevented from witnessing vote counts.

Abu Qatada"s new 450,000 four bedroom home – paid for by you


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Hate preacher Abu Qatada's new 450,000 four bedroom home – paid for by you The owner of his new rented home said she will try to evict himGovernment confirm Qatada has so far received more than 500,000 in legal aid | UPDATED: 12:06 GMT, 16 December 2012 Radical preacher Abu Qatada has moved into a new taxpayer-funded house worth 450,000 near to a church – and the furious owner wants him out. The fanatical Muslim, who preached hate sermons towards the West – arrived in the leafy suburb of North-West London last week

Respect MP attacks new rule on veils saying the restriction discriminates against Muslim women


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Respect MP attacks new rule on veils saying the restriction discriminates against Muslim women George Galloway said restrictions could discriminateHe said they were 'heavy handed'Everyone who works at the Palace of Westminster are 'required to remove any covering obscuring the face' | UPDATED: 01:34 GMT, 9 December 2012 New curbs on Muslim veils in the Commons were criticised by Respect MP George Galloway last night, writes Simon Walters. Mr Galloway, whose Bradford West constituency has a large ethnic population, said the restrictions could discriminate against Muslim women