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)

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

ASIAN EXPRESS ARTICLE- “Bolton Muslims voice concern over Military in Mosque”

 By Majed Iqbal- A visit by the British Army to a Mosque in Bolton for an “Islamic Awareness” day has caused local outrage and has become the subject of heated discussion after it was revealed that the Army personnel visiting the mosque would be serving in Afghanistan in April this year. Organised by the Bolton […]

ASIAN EXPRESS ARTICLE- Kristiane Backer- “From MTV to Mecca”

Read the Exclusive Interview By Majed with Kristiane Backer, former MTV europe Presenter, for the Asian Express National Newspaper. The article evaluates the new report issued last month which highlighted over 5,ooo people embrace Islam every year in Britain. Read the EXCLUSIVE Interview online by clicking here

ASIAN EXPRESS ARTICLE- White girls are “Easy Meat” for Pakistani men says Jack Straw

Read the article – “White girls are “Easy Meat” for Pakistani men says Jack Straw” written for the January edition of the Asian Express National Newspaper. The story tackles the ‘sensationalist’ comments made by Straw when commenting on the spate of grooming offences reported in a Times Newspaper research piece. Click here to read the […]