POEM- A child washed ashore by sea & all they cry is me

By Abdul Jabbar   A child washed ashore by sea & all they cry is me I am angry Why should I not be? Would you not if that was your child? With such ease they expect me to be mild My blood is boiling after seeing that picture They do not know that this […]

Niqab Debate Highlights- Ummah Channel Show

Ummah Channel UK did a 3 day special surrounding the discussions on the Niqab which recently resurfaced again. I was invited as a guest on Day 1 to share my views on the issue.

EVENT REVIEW- ‘Surveillance And Entrapment Of Muslims’

By Hamid Chaudry-  Governments Prevent Strategy – Surveillance And Entrapment Of Muslims CagePrisoners ventured ‘up north’ with a clutch of well informed speakers to talk about their work in the context of the Governments Prevent Strategy. The event was well attended by a cross section of the local community, as well as some further afield, including […]

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 […]

SPECIAL REPORT- A case of Mistaken identity?

The debate over identity arouses the strongest of passion in individuals. In today’s multi-cultural, global village, what is the role of identity in defining who we are, and the relationships we forge with others in wider society? Read this special Report written by Blog Contributor. Clickon the link Below to read full report SPECIAL REPORT

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 […]

ASIAN IMAGE ARTICLE- Rochdale Forum Questions Straw’s comments on Grooming

By Majed Iqbal– Rochdale has been under the spotlight in the last weeks after a report issued in the Times Newspaper highlighted cases of grooming of girls for sex and the subsequent imprisonment of young men from Rochdale. The case of Grooming hit the national news when thirteen men were charged in relation to Operation […]

UMMAH CHANNEL Appearance on the “Debate Night” Show- Jack Straw comments on Grooming

On Wednesday 12th January i was invited to participate on the Big Debate show on the Ummah Channel- a UK based Islamic television Network. The show focused on Jack Straw, former Home Secretary’s comments when he said Pakistani men were “fizzing and popping with testosterone, they want some outlet for that, but Pakistani-heritage girls are […]