Published: 09:30 GMT Daylight Time - Thursday 26 July 2012
Operation Nehemiah: News update #55
Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe
Islamists' hold over Mali threatens Europe, diplomat warns
Islamist groups are using their hold over key urban areas of Mali to recruit, arm and train growing numbers of fighters and could pose a threat to Europe within two years, government and security sources believe.
UK: Sharia rules do not apply in divorce case, court rules
A Muslim hospital consultant has been told that he must pay his ex-wife maintenance even though under Islamic rules he believes he owes her nothing. A judge told Dr Zaid Al-Saffar that he must follow “the rule in this country”.
UK: Tony Blair says Christians should "speak up and speak out"
Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has insisted that Christians should not be afraid to speak in public about faith – even though he was once instructed not to “do God”.