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 […]

TWEET DECK- #Veil Debate

An incident involving a women refusing to unveil in a court room has hit national attention in an unprecedented manner. Discussions on the veil are not new to the UK, but seem to stir up national hysteria anytime an incident surfaces, involving a muslim woman’s dress. Majed’s Blog presents short and precise arguments for you […]

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 […]

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 […]

BBC BIG Questions Appearance

On Sunday 30th January 2011 i participated in the BBC Big Questions Show: A live program which deals with topical current issues from a moral/religious framework. Topics for discussion in this episode included the following – Are sexist remarks just harmless banter? – Is it right to rent a womb? – And, is there life […]

ASIAN EXPRESS ARTICLE- White girls are “Easy Meat” for Pakistani men says Jack Straw

Read the article – “White girls are “Easy Meat” for Pakistani men says Jack Straw” written for the January edition of the Asian Express National Newspaper. The story tackles the ‘sensationalist’ comments made by Straw when commenting on the spate of grooming offences reported in a Times Newspaper research piece. Click here to read the […]