Can Anyone Tell Me What Mo Shafiq’s ‘Ramadhan foundation’ Does?

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The emergence of 24 hour news has produced an insatiable need for talking heads and social commentators. Producers under pressure to deliver a package on the big topic of the day thank their lucky stars for the availability of an expert or representative. It’s become clear over the years that some are more available than others however.

When choosing someone to speak on behalf of a community, it’s especially important that you do so carefully and carry out the due diligence on their CV.

Many in the UK may be familiar with the mug of Mo Ansar for instance. At one time he was the most prominent Muslim face in Britain’s media. Unfortunately for Mo, his celebrity unravelled when a few inconvenient observations about his credentials and proclamations finally caught up with him.

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ALDI Supermarket Questioned Over ‘No Alcohol’ Till Sign

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The changes in UK religious demographics have brought about a new set of challenges for retailers in recent years.

Stories of Muslim employees refusing to sell alcohol and pork products whilst working for non-religious supermarkets are not uncommon. Back in 2016 I also reported on taxi drivers refusing to take passengers with guide dogs for ‘religious reasons’. This ended in perpetrators being fined for breaching equality laws.

It’s no shock to hear of people making unreasonable requests due to their faith, it’s just surprising to me when their employers say “yes”.

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Taking The Myth – August 2017 Edition

This week on Taking The MythStephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk: Iram’s Pakistan adventure, Charlottesville, rape gangs in the UK and what happened when a Labour politician named the problem. Also, the ASLAN Awards and much, much more!

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Ep#100 – Armin Navabi – Atheist Republic

This week on The #GSPodcast Iranian Ex-Muslim, author and founder of Atheist Republic Armin Navabi (@ArminNavabi) joins host Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker). We talk about religious conservatism in Iran, Islamic reform, Malaysian atheists and much, much more!

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Taking The Myth – Secular Conference – July 2017

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) report from the Secular Conference in London. We talk: banning the face veil, women’s rights, security risks when publicly criticising Islam, Inna Shevchenko, western feminism, Islam’s Non Believers documentary, Islamic reform scepticisim, Maajid Nawaz and more! Watch the video version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOT22bhemJQ

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