Rihanna’s Mosque Photo shoot- Any Publicity is ‘Good’ publicity

By Majed Iqbal- It seems pop stars don’t get enough of drawing attention to themselves nowadays and there also seems to be a winning formula for doing this! It’s not rocket science to tell you the truth. All they have to do is to do the most ridiculous thing they can think of! I am […]

French ‘Officially’ ban the burka- A Superiority Complex?

By Majed Iqbal-France becomes the first country to enforce a ban against the niqab (Muslim face veil) Monday, when new legislation comes into force. Not enough with banning the headscarf from government institutions and buildings including schools, colleges and universities, the French President Nicolas Sarkozy sparked off deeper controversies by calling for the burka to […]

“Your Hijab is Bondage” says Hotel owner- How Free is Speech?

By Majed Iqbal- A court has cleared two Christian hoteliers accused of religiously insulting a Muslim guest at their Hotel. Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang were hauled into the dock after a white British convert to Islam complained they had called the prophet Mohammed ‘a warlord’ and told her that Muslim women were oppressed. Supporters broke […]