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 […]

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

Will you be my Valentine…Please?

By Majed Iqbal- It’s that time of the year again when the Majnu’s of this world- yes that Aashiq crowd whose diet consists of a Bollywood movie a night come out and confess their love to ‘the one’. Yes, were talking about Valentines Day when romance is in the air and a day on which […]

LETTER to Media- ‘US Marines urinate on Dead Taliban Fighters’

A video surfacing on YouTube depicting four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters is being labelled as images that could possibly be used as a propaganda tool by America’s enemies, US experts have said. These same experts denied the atrocities of sexual misconduct, beating, electrocution and humiliation of innocent detainees in Abu […]

BBC3 Documentary “Groomed for Sex” Appearance

The Documentary titled “Groomed for sex” was aired on National British Television on BBC on 5th December 2011. The subject was related to the Pakistani Community and when contacted i felt obliged to participate and try to present some clear thoughts on the issue that may help salvage the Pakistani and Muslim Community from the […]