#Tweetdeck- BBC3 Documentary- “We want our country back”

On Tuesday 8th October, BBC3 aired a documentary about Britain First, an new name in far right politics. Deputy leader Jayda Fransen and leader Paul Golding were followed by a presenter who wanted to get a feel for the new movement which had hit headlines with publicity stunts outside Mosques and in densely populated Muslim areas. […]

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 […]

VIDEO- Woolwich- ‘Road to Radicalistion?’ -Ummah Channel Show

The Woolwich Incident drew international attention as the spotlight diverted to the Muslim Community in the UK on how they should feel accountable for such events. This has led to confused responses from Masjids, Imams, Scholars and Islamic Groups taking on an apologetic Stance. Four panelists were invited to discuss the issue in detail – […]

Woolwich Murder- What is the counter narrative?

Yesterdays news of a soldier from Middleton being murdered on the streets of London has deeply affected all sections of British Society, including the Muslim community. The tragic event was cold blooded and beyond the ordinary as the Murderers stood by after the killing speaking to the public about their actions. The reportage once again […]

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 […]