COMMENT- Government Fanaticism to cure ‘Extremism’ in Madrassas?

By Majed Iqbal– It was a few weeks ago when British PM, David Cameron announced that he would enforce tough measures on any educational institute that promotes intolerance and extremism. Weeks after these announcements, many are now beginning to see the irrelevance of his words uttered at the Tory Party Conference and are realising the repercussions […]

VIDEO- “Is ‘Extreme/bad’ Religion leading people to leave their faith altogether?”- Ummah Channel Show

I was invited onto the Ummah Channel show to discuss why some maybe sceptical of Islam and trying to distance themselves away from it. We explored the following questions Is Radical Islam a factor for why People may choose to distance themselves away from Islam? Is the Western narrative of ‘Either ISIS or the west’ […]

News of the World Saga- The Big Boys & the Media

By Majed Iqbal- The verdict finally came. Rebekah Brooks was acquitted of all charges and on Andy Coulson, he was convicted of phone hacking in his time at the NOTW but the jury failed to reach verdicts in two other counts. In addition many other who have worked for the News of the World were found guilty […]

COMMENT- Maria Miller isn’t the Problem, its the Political System!

By Majed Iqbal- Over the last week, Culture Secretary Maria Miller has come under fire as once again another MP expenses saga is disclosed. This time amounting to a staggering £45,000 claimed for housing. Evidently, we have a public and a media who are furious and rightly so. Taxpayers money being used for MP’s personal […]

TWEET DECK- #Veil Debate

An incident involving a women refusing to unveil in a court room has hit national attention in an unprecedented manner. Discussions on the veil are not new to the UK, but seem to stir up national hysteria anytime an incident surfaces, involving a muslim woman’s dress. Majed’s Blog presents short and precise arguments for you […]

Cameron & Obama’s Ramadhan Messages- Talking Peace whilst Terrorising the World

By Majed Iqbal- In usual fashion, Politicians and Statesmen put their charm on to for another PR activity and photo shoot opportunity to show how they love their multicultural societies. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and US President did exactly this by issuing their Ramadhan Messages for this year. Successive leaders in both countries have […]

BBC Big Questions Appearance

I participated on BBC’s ‘Big Questions’, 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. On the weekend that the EDL and far-right groups from across Europe held a rally in Denmark,  has Britain become too complacent about […]

NORWAY ATTACKS- The Religious & Political narrative that feeds Extreme Right-Wing Terrorism

By Guest Contributor- Jahangir Mohammed Director Centre for Muslim Affairs– Just a couple of months ago the Norwegian Security Services concluded that there was little threat of terrorism from those associated with the far right. The British government in its revised Prevent Strategy also arrived at a similar conclusion. In the wake of the terror […]

UMMAH CHANNEL APPEARANCE on NEWSWATCH Show- Govt’s new ‘Prevent’ Strategy

I was invited as a guest on the News Watch Show on the UK based Sattellite Channel- Ummah Channel. The show’s topic focused on the breaking news of the day on the Governments ‘Prevent’ strategy in combatting Islamic Radicalisation and extremism. My key points on the Hour long show were – The strategy is a […]

UMMAH CHANNEL Appearance on the “Debate Night” Show- Western Intervention in Libya

On Wednesday 6th April, i was invited to participate on the BIG Debate Show on the UK based satellite Station, Ummah Channel. The topic of focus was the “Arab Spring and Libya – was military action right”. Questions that have arisen in the media, political circles and amongst the masses in the Muslim World are […]