STATEMENT- Rochdale Muslim Community on release without charge of Rochdale Family

The following is a statement submitted to Majed’s blog from members of the Rochdale Muslim community including Teachers, Businessmen, Solicitors, Healthcare professionals and Community activists that has been circulated widely locally to Community Leaders and on social Media in light of the recent releasing without charge of 6 Rochdale residents accused of trying to sneak into Syria with eight of […]

Rochdale Family arrested on Syrian Border- Released without Charge

By Majed Iqbal- The ‘Rochdale 9’, a family of nine including 5 adults and 4 children (minors not guilty of anything) caught on the Syrian Border and an individual under investigation in Rochdale have all been released without charge. Police said there was no evidence has uncovered to suggest any imminent threat ‘to the communities of Rochdale or the […]

Rochdale Family Turkey Arrests – Advice for Community Leaders

The following is a statement submitted to Majed’s blog from members of the Rochdale Muslim community including Teachers, Businessmen, Solicitors, Healthcare professionals and Community activists that has been circulated widely locally to Community Leaders and social Media in light of the recent Rochdale Family Turkey Arrests Assalamualaykum, The revelations on the 3rd April 2015 of nine Muslims […]

‘Rochdale 9’ Syria Case- Media Hounds Muslim Community for story

By Majed Iqbal- Since Thursday, when news broke out on nine individuals from Rochdale caught on the Turkish border, allegedly attempting to enter Syria, there has been a huge Media Presence in the town. Whilst many would welcome this discourse, the climate of Islamophobia in Britain today, coupled with draconian laws that target the Muslim […]

EDL’s ‘Rochdale Grooming’ Demo- HOW should the Community Respond?

By Majed Iqbal- Over a year ago, the English Defence League (EDL), a racist and Islamoophobic national outfit with links to the terrorist Anders Brevik, who murdered hundreds in Norway, marched into Rochdale. In March 2011, EDL took senior Politician’s, Jack Straws words as Gospel when he stated that some men in the Pakistani community “view […]

JUMAH KHUTBA- “The Rochdale 9”

By Majed Iqbal- Insha’allah you are all in the best state of health and Imaan. Please take time to send durood (salutations) upon the Prophet ﷺ (Allah’s peace and blessings be be upon him), especially on the Day of Jum’ah. Abu Hurayrah (ra) may Allah be pleased with him narrated Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said, “The person who recites eighty times on Friday (the following […]

GROOMING CASE- BBC North West Interview

Watch my interview on BBC North west aired on 08/05/2012, commenting on the Grooming of White girls by Pakistani men in Rochdale.

Crescent Radio Appearance- “Life after 9/11”

By Majed Iqbal- I was invited on Rochdale’s Crescent Radio to discuss the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the effect this has had on muslims in Britain and internationally. I was joined by a member from the Popular Revival magazine Team, Zahid Maqbool on the show who has presented a challenging approach to such issues on Mainstream […]

EDL’s Demo in Rochdale- HOW should the Muslim Community Respond?

By Majed Iqbal- What started off as rumours has now been confirmed earlier this week, that the English Defence League (EDL) are going ahead with a demonstration in the town centre of Rochdale. Last Friday, 25th march at around 7pm, a few cars drove down Ashfield Road hurling abuse at Muslims and telling them they […]

ASIAN IMAGE ARTICLE- Rochdale Forum Questions Straw’s comments on Grooming

By Majed Iqbal– Rochdale has been under the spotlight in the last weeks after a report issued in the Times Newspaper highlighted cases of grooming of girls for sex and the subsequent imprisonment of young men from Rochdale. The case of Grooming hit the national news when thirteen men were charged in relation to Operation […]