23/09/2012

NOTE: During the interview with Abdel Bari Atwan, whilst talking about Al-Qaeda and the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’, Mr Atwan said that Channel 4 had had to withdraw another film about Islam. We would like to make it clear that Channel 4 did not cancel any transmissions of their film but on security advice, did reluctantly cancel a small post-transmission screening event for invited guests.

Following the murder of two police officers in Greater Manchester this week, the Rev'd James Halstead, whose parish includes the estate where the shootings took place, talks to Edward Stourton about the impact on the community. Canon David Wilbraham, National Police Chaplain, talks about the impact on the police of losing two colleagues in the line of duty.

Edward Stourton talks to Abdel Bari Atwan, Editor of the London based pan-Arab newspaper al-Quds, about how al-Qa'ida is profiting from the Arab Spring.

Professor Ted Cantle enquiry into the 2001 Oldham riots concluded they were the result of people living 'parallel lives', but in a speech this weekend he will say that multiculturalism is no longer working in Britain.
Oldham based Catholic Priest Fr Phil Sumner discusses the future of multiculturalism with him, whilst Kevin Bocquet reports from Oldham on what progress has been made toward a more integrated community.

This week the Catholic Church organised a conference to discuss how Catholic Social Teaching might help FTSE 100 business leaders restore public trust in their companies. Trevor Barnes reports.

Steven Nimmo, a funeral director from Dorset, explains his high tech, interactive way to remember the departed.

On her visit to the USA this week, Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally received the Congressional Gold Medal she was awarded in 2008. While feted abroad, Suu Kyi faces criticism from human rights groups due to her silence over the treatment of the Muslim Rohingya group. Benedict Rogers is a human rights campaigner with Christian Solidarity Worldwide and talks to Edward Stourton about this group.

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