VIDEO- Rochdale Muslim Community Press Conference on Islamophobia & Grooming

Muslims from the Rochdale Area held a community Press conference to highlight the growing trend of Islamophobia post the Grooming Scandal which hit National headlines and sparked off a national debate on the role of Asian men in using underage ‘White’ girls for sex. The cross community event was covered by National Media- BBC on […]

Community Platform Show- “Islamophobia, Muslims & the Media”

I was invited onto the Community Platform Show on Ummah Channel, a UK based Satellite Channel, to discuss the issue of Islamophobia which was raised in a recent report by the organisation ‘Tell MAMA’. The Show was hosted by Popular anchor, Anjum Anwar.

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 […]

JUMAH KHUTBA- “The Rochdale 9”

By Majed Iqbal- Insha’allah you are all in the best state of health and Imaan. Please take time to send durood (salutations) upon the Prophet ﷺ (Allah’s peace and blessings be be upon him), especially on the Day of Jum’ah. Abu Hurayrah (ra) may Allah be pleased with him narrated Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said, “The person who recites eighty times on Friday (the following […]

Ummah Channel- ‘Rochdale Grooming Case’ Show

I was invited onto the UK based Satellite Station, Ummah Channel on 09/05/2012 on the Prime Time Show , CommUNITY Platform’ to discuss the recent convictions and sentencing of 9 Pakistani men from my home town Rochdale for the crime of grooming white girls for sex. The High profile case has been reported heavily in […]

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.

POEM- The EDL came

Dedicated to the Muslim Youth of Bradford who did not fall for the trap set by the EDL and UAF. Also a message for Muslim youth everywhere to think carefully about how to respond to the attacks on Islam. In Bradford it was the EDL who had the negative media coverage because of their hooligan […]