The Asian News- Pakistani Sheikh issues fatwa for British Govt

  By Majed Iqbal- Pakistani Cleric Sheikh ul- Islam Dr Tahir ul-Qadri, has issued a global ruling against terrorism and suicide bombing. His 600-page judgement, known as a fatwa, aims at completely dismantling al-Qaeda’s violent ideology. The scholar developed his Fatwa last year as a response to the increase in bombings across Pakistan by militants. It has now been […]

Are Pakistani Rock Stars ‘Radicalising’ the nation?

By Majed Iqbal- America’s increased presence in Pakistan as a political and military force under it’s Af-Pak strategy has  been an issue of concern for both Pakistanis and the American administration. Pakistan is a country which has been marred by bloodshed and violence with immediate blame falling on the ‘militants’. America has upped its game in recent months to present themselves as the saviour […]

BBC and Sky’s ‘impartial’ coverage of Gaza come under raps!

By Majed Iqbal– Sky News and the BBC came under heavy criticism on their refusal to broadcast an emergency appeal for Gaza by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), an umbrella group of humanitarian charities including Oxfam, Save the Children and the Red Cross, in spite of renewed pressure from the public on the grounds that […]

North West Women’s conference addresses the future of Gaza

    By Majed Iqbal- While international pressure seems to have produced a ceasefire in Gaza, feelings of outrage have not dissipated easily left by the international silence by leading powers whilst the aggression was taking place in Gaza. Bitter taste can be felt resounding in many countries and seemed no different for the Muslim community in the […]

MAJEDS BLOG EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW- Rabbi speaks out: “Israel needs to be dismantled”

By Majed Iqbal and Waseem Aslam- Over 1000 men, women and children have been killed and over 5000 injured in Israel’s brutal state terrorism over the last few weeks in Gaza. Attacks on UN Buildings, Schools, cutting off humanitarian aid and medical supplies and bombing civilian houses and even graveyards have been the scenes we […]

ASIAN LEADER ARTICLE- Zionism is an Immoral and Illegitmate idea

The following interview was published in the Asian Leader Newspaper presenting a unique perspective on the state of Israel. One which is seldom heard of and is often muted deliberately and tarnished as ‘unrepresentative’voices. The full Interview can be read here on the blog and can also be read on the Look Asia website

Letter from a sister in Gaza

(Translated from Arabic)- Asaalam-u- Alaykum- My dear sisters and brothers I wanted to take this opportunity to send you a message from the sisters in Gaza. Please hear our situation and tell everyone that you know and dont know. Our situation is dire but our eman is strong alhamdulillah, even though we have no water […]

Rochdale Politicians score cheap points on Gaza Issue

By Majed Iqbal- When one Reads between the lines of the Open letter on Gaza submitted by the Rochdale MP, Paul Rowen, he has actually done no different to what the rest of the British media and Politicians have done- That is to condemn Hamas and blame them for the cause of the issues in […]

ASIAN LEADER Article- Israel’s offensive in Gaza: Blessed by Arab Rulers

The following article was published in the Asian Leader Newspaper which highlighted how Arab governments surrounding Israel are working to defend it despite its offensive in Gaza where hundreds have been killed. the full text of the article can be read HERE. The article also can be read online on the Look Asia website. CLICK HERE […]

ASIAN NEWS Letter- Gaza Massacre: Write to your MP? Are you serious?

  Letter submitted to the Asian News Website By Majed Iqbal- The war crimes in Gaza committed by the Israeli state have bought about mass anger internationally. Locally in Rochdale there has been similar resentment at aggression committed against Gazans with their homes and lives destroyed and even sacred institutions like mosques which have been targeted […]