GEO TV Blasphemy- Religious Concern OR Concern for TV ratings?

By Majed Iqbal- A morning Show broadcast on GEO television, an international broadcaster has come under intense scrutiny earlier this week after a Qawalli was controversially played for a ‘Celeb couple’ on their mock TV wedding, a new phenomenon for daytime Programming. Ulama blasted the show as blasphemous when the lyrics of the Qawalli about […]

Jawaab Debates- “Women’s Rights in Pakistan Part 1” (5 mins)

I was invited by Jawaab TV, a youth movement based in Uk which describes itself as “A movement of grassroots voices. Campaigning towards a world free of social oppression, xenophobia and inequality” The filming took place in December 2012 in Central Manchester For more info on their work visit

COMMENT- Put the System on trial! Not just Musharraf

By Majed Iqbal- Musharraf’s trial this week bought much attention as he vehemently tried to defend himself against the title of ‘Ghadaar’ (traitor), the worst label a Politician or a ruler could be labeled whilst or after serving office. Musharraf boasted about his tenure served  in the Army, his participation in the Kargil operation against India, […]

TWEETDECK- #3March1924

Yesterday marked a significant day in the Calender for the Muslim world. 3rd March 1924 is the symbolic date when implementation of Islamic law at state level came to end at the head quarters for the International Khilafah State in Turkey. A twitter storm was organised last night to commemorate this day and to renew the Ummah’s efforts […]

COMMENT- Blair absolves responsibility of creating an unsafer world, again

By Majed Iqbal- Tony Blair has continued to argue his case that Radical Islam or extremist Religious interpretation as he recently put it, is the fundamental cause for world conflicts. Blairs comments appeared in the Observer Newspaper in reference to the conflict in Syria and its spillover in neighbouring countries. Blair said “There is one […]

NSA Files- Are you being bugged?

Majed Iqbal- Are you being bugged? The simple answer is YES! Why are you surprised? Why is Angela Merkel surprised? Why is the Spanish Minister surprised after being informed that 60 million calls, emails, social network activity was monitored by the US in just one month alone even surprised? Revelations in the last weeks about the […]

COMMENT- Pakistan Church Suicide attack- Why?

A Christian woman mourns the death of her son at the site of a suicide blast at a church in Peshawar

By Majed Iqbal- At least 78 people have been killed and a 120 were injured in a double suicide bomb attack on a Christian church in northwest Pakistan earlier today. The attackers struck as people left the church, causing devastation in the vicinity. The last decade has seen an unprecedented level of attacks, never seen in […]

VIDEO- Western Attack on Syria? – Ummah Channel Show

Will the US attack SYria?

On the eve of UK Parliamentary discussions on a possible attack on Syria, i was invited to Ummah Channel to discuss the future of Syria and what consequences an invasion will mean for Syrians. Discussions also centred around surrounding Arab regimes failure to respond over the last  years as well as in recent days when […]

TWEET DECK- #Egyptmassacre

The scenes over the last few days in Egypt have been unbearable to watch as hundreds were murdered and thousands injured in the crackdown by the Egyptian Army. With the flow of arguments chopping and changing on News channels, it is easy to get sucked into a narrative which blames the former President Morsi and […]

14th August- DIL DIL PAKISTAN?

Are we really Independent? What’s happening in Pakistan? What type of change do we need now? 66 years on since Pakistan’s independence, where do we stand today.