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 […]

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 […]

VIDEO- Western Attack on Syria? – Ummah Channel Show

On the eve of UK Parliamentary discussions on a possible attack on Syria, i was invited to Ummah Channel to discuss the future of Syria and what consequences an invasion will mean for Syrians. Discussions also centred around surrounding Arab regimes failure to respond over the last  years as well as in recent days when […]

REBUTTAL- “Women & Islam: The rise and rise of the convert”

By Guest contributor Sarah Hunak- The rise of the single white female muslim documented in a mainstream broadsheet newspaper was a bit of a surprise and at first glance a refreshing change to the usual drivel written about Muslims in the British media.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Uninvited Visitors

By Zaythoun Suleman- On Wednesday 26th January 2011 at approximately 6am in the morning, my son had just made the first adhan for Fajr and was waiting to make the second adhan. All of a sudden, there was a bang on the door. He didn’t know what to do; he saw the police through the […]

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 […]

Sexism, Sports And Society. Why Sky’s Not The Limit

  By Zaufishan Iqbal- Sports are a man’s kingdom and the kitchen was fully fitted for women. While modernity has blurred these socially accepted gender roles into new and improved feminised women and emasculated men, misogyny is rampant on every sports ground and channel. I, and I’m certain our readers, have a keen interest in […]