It’s time to look beyond Obama

By Waseem Aslam- The inauguration of Barrack Obama was a true 21st Century world event, with live coverage being beamed all across the globe. Obama for many is not just a replacement for George Bush but a real sense of hope for the future – this includes many in the Muslim world. A charismatic speaker who […]

“From the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq”

By Majed Iqbal- America’s campaign led on the War on Terror, regime change in Iraq for the betterment of the Iraqi people, and winning the hearts and minds of Muslim countries was thrown into abyss when a journalist threw his shoes at the outgoing American president George Bush. Muntazer al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist who works […]

COMMENT: Mumbai Attacks- Is Pakistan now on the Defensive?

Published on the Asian News Website By Majed Iqbal- Pakistan’s weak government, despite claiming that we are not on the back foot on the Mumbai Blasts is surely feeling the heat. Whilst the foreign minister argues that there was no reason for Pakistan to be on the defensive over the attacks, the President, Mr zardari […]

The Jewel of Medina- Is this Sherry Jone’s idea of “Honouring” Islam?

By Majed Iqbal– The passion of the Christ, The Satanic Verses, The Last Temptation of Christ, Danish cartoon of Prophet Mohammad and sketches of Hindu Goddess- recent times have seen plenty of controversies surrounding religion under the shroud of Freedom of expression. In addition to these on-going debates lands the latest hot issue in the form […]

Musharraf Resigns- Is there anything worth rejoicing for?

Published on the Asian News Letters Section By Majed Iqbal- Today’s announcement by Musharraf of his resignation has come at an interesting time. I’m sure, this move has sparked off a wave of emotions in Pakistan as well as catching the attention of keen Observers of the country which has played a pivotal role in Americas […]

Letter- Cameron jokes about Shariah Law after bike is stolen

By Waseem Aslam- David Cameron is famed for his biking riding adventures. He will tell you all that is a part of his new green image for the future of Britain and the world. Mr Cameron will tell us all a lot of things. He is a man of many forthright views, most of these views (he […]

Are British Muslims “Attention Seekers”?

By Majed Iqbal- A report issued this month has found eye-opening evidences that Muslims living in Britain suffer disproportionately more from discrimination, racial abuse and racial attacks than any other faith group, and the more openly devout they are, the more likely they are to experience harassment and abuse. The Study titled “Muslims under siege- […]

LETTER- Bishop Nazir Ali’s comments on Islamic Extremism

 Published in the Asian News Letters Section By Waseem Aslam- Regarding the recent comments made by Nazir Ali stating that the vacuum left by the Christian faith in British society is being filled by Islamic extremists. I would agree that British society is godless and that religious faith plays no role in the day to day function of the society as […]

Can Muslims take a joke?

By Maqsood Ahmed and Majed Iqbal– Borat approached a passer-by in a NewYork street and said in the style of his Kazakh alter ego: “I like your clothings. Are nice! Please may I buying? I want have sex with it.” But the target of his joke didn’t see the funny side and punched Cohen repeatedly in […]

Dutch MP’s Anti- Quran Film: Is this the road to Integration?

By Majed Iqbal– It was on September 30, 2005, when the Danish daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten’s, published cartoons depicting the Prophet of Islam in an attempt to “test the level of tolerance of Muslims” living in Danish Society. Two years on from the international furor created by these publications, a sequel with an even more loaded […]