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British arms sales to Israel face high court challenge

Leading UK law firm claims government’s failure to suspend existing export licences is illegal

A Palestinian man carries a child killed in the blast outside a UN run school in Rafah, in the south

A Palestinian man carries a child killed in the blast outside a UN run school in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, earlier this month. Photograph: Hatem Ali/AP

By: Jamie Doward

Source: http://www.theguardian.com

The government faces being dragged into the high court over the sale of military hardware to Israel in an unprecedented legal move that puts the UK’s controversial export policy on a potential collision course with the EU.

Law firm Leigh Day, representing the Campaign Against Arms Trade(CAAT), has written to the business secretary, Vince Cable, claiming that the failure by the British government to suspend existing licences for the export of military components to Israel is unlawful as there is a risk that they may have been used in Gaza. It says that it has been instructed to seek a judicial review of the government’s reluctance to suspend licences unless it agrees to stop the export of the components.

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The Deen Show: Muslims Review the Movie Noah with Russell Crowe and Islam (Video)

info-pictogram1 Muslims Review of the film Noah with Russell Crowe and Islam, all this and more in this weeks show.
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You cannot change the past, but you can change how to review it in your mind, you can always find meaning amongst the tears.

gb copy You cannot change the past, but you can change how to review it in your mind, you can always find meaning amongst the tears.
es copy No se puede cambiar el pasado, pero se puede cambiar la forma de revisar en su mente, siempre se puede encontrar un significado entre las lágrimas.
nl copy Je kunt het verleden niet veranderen, maar je kunt veranderen hoe om het te bekijken in je geest, dan kunt u altijd betekenis te vinden onder de tranen.
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de copy Sie können die Vergangenheit nicht ändern, aber man kann sich ändern, wie man es im Kopf überprüfen Sie immer Sinn zu finden kann unter den Tränen.
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Bedtime checklist (IMAGE)

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  • Recite Aytul Qursi
  • Recite the last two verses of Surah Baqarah
  • Recite Surah Mulk (Chapter 29)
  • Engage in seeking Allah’s forgiveness (Istighfaar)
  • Reflect and Review on your day.
  • Read the Dua: Allahuma bismika amoutu wa ahyaa – Oh Allah, With Your Name I Die and I live.