ASIAN EXPRESS- Rochdale Grooming Scandal & rising Islamophobia

By Majed Iqbal- Muslims in Rochdale, for the first time, have collectively spoken out against the rise of Islamophobia and discrimination that the town’s Muslims are facing post the Grooming scandal involving Asian men sexually exploiting young girls. In 2012, nine men of Pakistani descent were convicted and sent to prison for grooming underage white […]

‘Trojan Hoax’ – Birmingham Teacher speaks out about School Extremism probe

 By Majed Iqbal- A school teacher from one of the schools being investigated under the ‘Trojan Horse’ investigation has broken his silence. Speaking exclusively to the Asian Express, he exposes what he believes was a ‘Pre-mediated’ plan. Inam Anwar, a senior Teacher, who has worked at the school for over five years as a Head […]

ASIAN EXPRESS- Syria- Govt can’t differentiate between Aid work & Fighters

By Majed Iqbal- With Britain’s counter-terrorism police concerned that British men involved in aid work for Syria may return to the UK radicalised by hardline Islamists, charities are now being scruitinized about aid or money going out to international conflict zones. READ FULL ARTICLE on link below ONLINE PAPER

ASIAN EXPRESS- “We need to learn from Asian and Black Communities on looking after the elderly” says MP

By Majed Iqbal- An MP has raised eyebrows, commenting on the endemic problem of isolation of elderly people by citing Black and Asian people as role models and their family structures in looking after their elderly. READ FULL ARTICLE ON links below WEB ARTICLE (Page 22) ONLINE ARTICLE  

ASIAN EXPRESS- Twins have the ‘Urban-Nasheed’ Factor

 By Majed Iqbal- Meet Nabeel Hussain and Aqeel Hussain – two Birmingham-based twin brothers who have made an explosive  entry into the world of chart topping music, but with a distinct difference. The dynamic duo, known as ‘Deewane Mustafa Twins’ have set the scene with a unique brand- Islamic poetry fused with urban beats. With […]

ASIAN EXPRESS- “Operation Trojan Horse- The Muslim takeover of Birmingham Schools”

  By Majed Iqbal- A leaked document last month claimed an alleged plot to oust twelve Birmingham head teachers to make their schools more suitable to accommodate Islamic principles. Click below to read the full Article online WEB ARTICLE ASIAN EXPRESS- Yorkshire Edition (Page 8) ASIAN EXPRESS- National Edition (page 10)

Rihanna’s Mosque Photo shoot- Any Publicity is ‘Good’ publicity

By Majed Iqbal- It seems pop stars don’t get enough of drawing attention to themselves nowadays and there also seems to be a winning formula for doing this! It’s not rocket science to tell you the truth. All they have to do is to do the most ridiculous thing they can think of! I am […]

COMMENT- Morsi & Egypt- Compromised Politics never work

By Majed Iqbal- A re-run of the Protests which ousted Mubarak back in 2011? This is what commentators are dubbing the fresh protests in Egypt as  where thousands have converged on the renowned Tahrir Square which shook the throne of the Dictator Mubarak. Its seem surprising that Egyptians are protesting against a Government which they […]

COMMENT: EDL calls for ‘Burning Quran’ in Rochdale Rally

 By Majed Iqbal- This weekend saw the English defense League pouring into Rochdale to protest against what they believe was underlying cultural issues which saw 9 men convicted last month for grooming under-age girls for sex. EDL visited last year too in March, voicing concern over the same issue. But this time it was different. […]

ASIAN EXPRESS ARTICLE- New arrests made in second Rochdale sex Grooming case

Read my article written for the Asian Express Newspaper, on the Rochdale Sex grooming Case analysing the issues surrounding the story which have made national headlines. YORKSHIRE EDITION-  Click here to read Online NATIONAL EDITION-  Click here to read Online