COMMENT- Mr Milliband, Now you know how Muslims feel!

By Majed Iqbal- Yesterday we saw an emotional rebuttal response from Ed Miliband, Leader of the opposition Labour Party to the remarks made against his father by the Daily Mail who accused him of hating Britain. Whilst one would need to dig deeper to substantiate these allegations made by the paper which were reprinted a second […]

COMMENT- Egypt Elections, Mursi & the Muslim Brotherhood

By Majed Iqbal- With the outcome of the Egyptian Elections finally out in the open, many are sighing with relief that finally the ‘revolution’ has materialised. Who would’ve thought that the iron grip of Mubarak, who ran Egypt like a Police State, imprisoning and torturing opponents would be ousted in a ‘People’s’ movement that had […]

Debate Night- “Grooming” on Ummah Channel

I was invited onto Debate Night on Ummah channel, a UK based Satellite Network, to discuss the topical issue of Grooming and sexual exploitation. Check out  the Grooming Section on my Blog for more discussions on the issue

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. […]

EDL’s ‘Rochdale Grooming’ Demo- HOW should the Community Respond?

By Majed Iqbal- Over a year ago, the English Defence League (EDL), a racist and Islamoophobic national outfit with links to the terrorist Anders Brevik, who murdered hundreds in Norway, marched into Rochdale. In March 2011, EDL took senior Politician’s, Jack Straws words as Gospel when he stated that some men in the Pakistani community “view […]

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

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 […]

GROOMING CASE- BBC North West Interview

Watch my interview on BBC North west aired on 08/05/2012, commenting on the Grooming of White girls by Pakistani men in Rochdale.

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 […]

COMMENT- Diane Abbot ‘Twitter Race Row’

By Majed Iqbal- Shadow health minister Diane Abbott has apologised after posting a comment online, sparking off a race row. On her Twitter account she wrote : “White people love playing ‘divide and rule’. We should not play their game.” The comments have hit press headlines over her 140 characters comment as she suddenly finds […]