TWEET DECK- ‘Charlie Hebdo Attack’- What is the Muslim response?

Majed’s Blog has been actively tweeting about the Paris attack where French Cartoonists, Editors and staff were murdered in cold blood. Whilst all Muslims will condemn the killings, below are a range of views which provide context and perspective to the debate on the events #CharlieHebdo are not martyrs for free speech as previously they […]

ASIAN EXPRESS- “We need to learn from Asian and Black Communities on looking after the elderly” says MP

By Majed Iqbal- An MP has raised eyebrows, commenting on the endemic problem of isolation of elderly people by citing Black and Asian people as role models and their family structures in looking after their elderly. READ FULL ARTICLE ON links below WEB ARTICLE (Page 22) ONLINE ARTICLE  

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 […]

COMMENT- ‘Students turn to Prostitution to fund Studies’

By Majed Iqbal- A report aired on BBC Radio 5 live today morning on  ‘Students turning to Prostitution to fund their Studies’ grabbed my attention immediately. The report highlighted that more and more students were turning to work in the sex industry to pay their way through university in the face of rising tuition fees […]

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 […]

Wives, Girlfriends or BOTH?

In the midst of Jack Straws ‘timely’ plan of blaming Pakistani culture for the problem of grooming in recent cases around the North West and Midlands, Muslim youth groups in Rochdale were already discussing the underlying factors which lead to this behaviours many years back. Rochdale Youth ran a series titled “Thug Life” in Summer […]

Dear BBC, Don’t Blame Muslim Schools For Britain’s Social Problems

By Zaufishan Iqbal (New Blog Contributor)– Every week the BBC broadcasts their edgy-undercover program Panorama, which attempts to expose Britain’s fraudsters and fears. On Monday 22nd November, Panorama puked out an episode ‘British Schools, Islamic Rules’, a lengthy report of fears that Saudi-funded schools teach anti-Semitism. As a Muslim teacher and student of Muslim schooling […]

ASIAN IMAGE ARTICLE- 3/4 of Youth in Pakistan define themselves as Muslims first

By Majed Iqbal- The Pakistan British Council has released a report titled “Pakistan: The Next Generation”, a large section of which aims at encapsulating the opinions of the youth of Pakistan on a variety of matters like religion, education and international politics. The report set out to argue for the ‘demographic dividend’, a principle which […]

Are Pakistani Rock Stars ‘Radicalising’ the nation?

By Majed Iqbal- America’s increased presence in Pakistan as a political and military force under it’s Af-Pak strategy has  been an issue of concern for both Pakistanis and the American administration. Pakistan is a country which has been marred by bloodshed and violence with immediate blame falling on the ‘militants’. America has upped its game in recent months to present themselves as the saviour […]

“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 […]