One in two women have been sexually harassed at work

By Majed Iqbal- A study, dubbed as the largest of its kind for a generation on sexual harassment at work, has discovered more than half (52%) of women, and nearly two-thirds (63%) of women aged 18-24 years old, said they have experienced some form of sexual harassment within their workplace. The report found concerning trends of […]

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 […]

Protests over Insulting Movie against Prophet Muhammad and the Uncivilised idea of Freedom

By Majed Iqbal- It has been over a week since a controversial 3rd grade movie, produced in the US, insulting the Holy Prophet Of Islam caused a world-wide stir. Protests against the backstreet studio movie spread from Libya and Egypt across all parts of the Muslim World and reached Political heights similar to the offensive Cartoons […]

Will you be my Valentine…Please?

By Majed Iqbal- It’s that time of the year again when the Majnu’s of this world- yes that Aashiq crowd whose diet consists of a Bollywood movie a night come out and confess their love to ‘the one’. Yes, were talking about Valentines Day when romance is in the air and a day on which […]

A Tale of Two Hinds

By Hamid Chaudry- News events this week threw open a trivial occurrence….two women, both called, Hind, both making the headlines. Now when’s the last time that happened, I hear some of you ask. While the rest of you are musing….any excuse for a whacky title, and a possible entry into the Guinness Book of Records. […]

Women, Weddings, War & Me- TV Program Review (Role Reversal)

The following article is a role reversal of the documentary screened on BBC television this week “Women, Weddings, War & Me”, which follows a Afghani Born British Girl visiting her country of birth to find out why her family fled the country. The article reverses the roles shown in the Program and provides the perspective […]

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 […]

Muslim Miss Universe? The Identity Crisis Of Muslim Pageants

By Zaufishan Iqbal – A British Muslim woman, Shanna Bukhari, entered the Miss Universe contest, triggering an onslaught of criticism, objection and death threats. “Why, oh why, oh why?” is how I responded. My first why? is towards the Miss Universe contest itself. A beauty pageant at its core is a misogynistic event. Yes, yes, […]

EDL’s Demo in Rochdale- HOW should the Muslim Community Respond?

By Majed Iqbal- What started off as rumours has now been confirmed earlier this week, that the English Defence League (EDL) are going ahead with a demonstration in the town centre of Rochdale. Last Friday, 25th march at around 7pm, a few cars drove down Ashfield Road hurling abuse at Muslims and telling them they […]

Tear Gas, Tyrants & Foreign Trade

By Hamid Chaudry–  As the grass roots revolution spreads across the entire Middle East, it is with a mixture of disgust, incredulity and jaw dropping aghast watching the bare-faced hypocrisy of western politicians, as they jockey for position in a new era for the Middle East and Arab lands. While not all of us are […]