This group has been established to:
- increase awareness of the teachings of Islam,
- challenge misinformation about Islam, especially by public authorities and the media, and
- analyse the influence of Islam on contemporary UK society.
Despite Islam, in one manifestation or another, dominating the news for over forty years, most non-Muslims would still struggle to provide an accurate quote from the Qur’an or to summarise the life of Mohammed. Serious evaluation of the obviously important influence of Islamic doctrine upon current affairs is almost completely absent from the discussion of them by politicians, journalists and academics in the mainstream media, with non-professional comment being increasingly censored from social media.
Proponenents and opponents of Islam all too often project well-rehearsed but limited arguments from entrenched positions, with little meaningful exchange of ideas, and with reasonable concerns by the latter all too often dismissed out of hand as ‘hate speech‘ and ‘Islamophobia‘.
One of the purposes of this site is to encourage a better informed and more fruitful discussion about the nature of Islam and the issues that the growth in its numbers and influence of inevitably raise.
What is Islam?
An introduction to the teachings of Islam, outlining ten instructions contained in the Qur’an that are commonly presented as being inconsistent with liberal, secular democracy, and considering frequently put counter arguments.
The Qur’an as it was Reportedly Practised and Preached by Mohammed
A series of ten papers in which each of the Qur’an’s instructions that are highlighted in What is Islam? is subjected to a detailed analysis including:
- key Qur’an verses in multiple translations,
- all related verses,
- traditional accounts of the circumstances in which these verses were announced,
- traditional accounts of how these instructions were reportedly practised and preached by Mohammed, and
- an overview of their interpretation in classical Islamic commentaries and jurisprudence.
Read the Qur’an Through 100 Verses
(Now available to buy in paperback on Amazon)
Muslims in Britain
A survey of the ethnicity, demographic trends, confessional affiliation, polled opinions and tendency to segregation of Britain’s Muslim community. It concludes with a warning of a likely future Muslim v non-Muslim conflict scenario in Britain if matters continue on their present course.
Simplified family tree of Mohammed’s Meccan and Medinan wives
The IRG supports the For Britain Movement, the only UK political party encouraging the honest discussion of Islam and prepared to directly oppose Islamic teachings that are incompatible with individual freedom, the rule of law and a tolerant and democratic society.