If today's rise in extremism can be traced back to two overlapping crisis; a crisis of ideology, and a crisis of identity, then it is vital we work our way through the crisis of ideology, and in Europe, map the overlap between both Islam and the values set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. This is what my report for the Council of Europe seeks to do.

The humanitarian situation in Aleppo is more serious than ever, with supplies of food, clean water and medical equipment now nearly exhausted. It is now time for the Government to consider airdrops of humanitarian aid and to work to ensure the safe passage of civilians from besieged areas to safe grounds.

Many in Hodge Hill and the West Midlands voted to leave the European Union on June 23. I accept and respect the result as the will of the British people expressed in a democratic exercise.
I will not therefore vote to frustrate the Brexit process. I will be fighting to ensure that we get the best possible deal for Britain- one that protects jobs, the economy and workers’ rights.

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill 2016-17 is an important Bill which requires the United Kingdom to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
This Bill has come at in important time. According to research, 936 women were killed between January 2009 and December 2015, while 400, 000 cases of abuse are recorded each year.

I write to you on behalf of my constituents who have writen to me with regards to the plight of the minority Muslim population in Burma who are faced with the gravest threat to their human rights. According to the United Nations, the threat of sectarian violence and torture has led to some 10,000 of them fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh. This is a huge concern to me, and to my constituents. We must use our voice to stop the violence.

Schools in Hodge Hill and across the country are faced with inadequate funding to their budgets which affects their ability to provide for the quality of education that our children deserve.

The huge cuts by the government to school budgets over the next coming years is an issue of serious concern to me. The government’s cuts to school budgets affect the quality of education our children receive.

The welfare of animals is an important issue and the suffering of animals is deplorable.

We took the decision many years ago to end fur farming in the UK. The UK was a driving force behind EU regulations banning the import of animal fur and skin.

The import of fur of endangered animals into the United Kingdom is already banned by EU regulations. Regulations are imposed on the import of cat, dog, and seal furs.

The welfare of horses at the end of their lives is an issue that requires proper scrutiny.

Protecting animal welfare in slaughterhouses should be encouraged. The mandatory use of CCTV in slaughterhouses should therefore apply in all circumstances and in relation to all animals.

Here's my comment piece in the Daily Mirror about Black Flag Down: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/biggest-challenge-britain-facing-extremism-9288590

Al-Qaeda has killed seven times more Muslims than non-Muslims. Since January 2014, ISIS has murdered more than 19,000 Iraqis. The fight we’re waging is not between Islam and the West. It is against murderous heretics.

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