Can’t get a job cos I’m Muslim

By Majed Iqbal-  You maybe surprised by the title and be thinking “Hey , i’m Muslim and i’m in a job!.” or “That cant be true for 2016 can it?.” The reality is, many Muslims are finding it hard to bag jobs when in competition with others. Many out there are being denied access to job […]

One in two women have been sexually harassed at work

By Majed Iqbal- A study, dubbed as the largest of its kind for a generation on sexual harassment at work, has discovered more than half (52%) of women, and nearly two-thirds (63%) of women aged 18-24 years old, said they have experienced some form of sexual harassment within their workplace. The report found concerning trends of […]

#Tweetdeck- BBC3 Documentary- “Is Britain racist?”

On Monday 5th October, BBC3 aired a documentary titled “Is Britain racist?”- Presenter Mona Chalabi goes on a mission to investigate the reality of racism in Britain. Three reporters were sent undercover to reveal how much prejudice there is on the streets of Britain. Majed’s Blog presents the following Live tweets analysing the show during its […]

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 […]

Rochdale Grooming case revisited- Who will address ‘Generation Sex’?

No community will accept the grooming of girls for sex. It is also not a time to point figures at victims and go through a blame game. What right minded, thinking individuals should be doing is questioning the values upon which society is built and how from here they plan to safeguard those under their protection.

ITV News Report Appearance- Shafelia Ahmed Trial Verdict

ITV News visited Rochdale to find out the views of young Pakistani’s on the Shafelia Ahmed Honour killing Case. The term ‘honour’ was discussed and what it meant to the younger generation.

BBC Big Questions Appearance on EDL and Grooming

I participated on BBC’s ‘Big Questions’ earlier in April this year, a flagship program which addresses current issues from a moral, ethical and religious angle. Hosted by famous anchor Nicky Campbell, the episode focused on 2 topics. My Comments were on the first topic which was – “On the weekend that the EDL and far-right […]

ASIAN IMAGE- ‘Rochdale Grooming’ Verdict

By Majed Iqbal- A gang of men from Rochdale who preyed on young girls for sex have been sentenced earlier today. Nine out of the eleven  who were arrested and put on trial were convicted for the crimes. The high-profile case brought much media attention and was immediately turned into a race and a religious […]

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 […]

COMMENT- Two Alcohol ‘Free Days’ a week or more?

By Majed Iqbal- A committee of MP’s have urged and recommended in a New Report that drinkers should have  at least two alcohol-free days a week. The report has raised concerns on drinking habits and believes that Binge Drinking could be tackled with the new proposals by limiting the amount of units consumed daily. The […]