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 […]

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 […]

ASIAN IMAGE- ‘Rochdale Grooming’ Verdict

By Majed Iqbal- A gang of men from Rochdale who preyed on young girls for sex have been sentenced earlier today. Nine out of the eleven  who were arrested and put on trial were convicted for the crimes. The high-profile case brought much media attention and was immediately turned into a race and a religious […]

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 […]

Ummah Channel Appearance- “Child Grooming Cases”

I was invited onto the Debate Night Show on the British TV satellite Station “Ummah Channel” to discuss recent cases of convictions of Pakistani men in Child grooming cases. I was joined by Panel Guests Iqbal Banna Najam Sheikh Both guests had participated in a recent report by CEOP on the issue which looked into […]

BBC3 Documentary “Groomed for Sex” Appearance

The Documentary titled “Groomed for sex” was aired on National British Television on BBC on 5th December 2011. The subject was related to the Pakistani Community and when contacted i felt obliged to participate and try to present some clear thoughts on the issue that may help salvage the Pakistani and Muslim Community from the […]

BBC 3 Documentary- “Groomed for Sex”

The discussions surrounding Asian gangs and grooming of white girls for sex had been lingering in the background with a few cases reported over the years. In January 2011, Jack straw decided to draw attention to it, citing that Pakistani Men viewed White Women as ‘Easy Meat’ and culturally there was something there which re-enforced […]

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 […]