Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Statesman blog: Islamophobia, the Press and the Leveson Inquiry

I have written a blog for the New Statesman website which can be read here about the evidence I presented to the Leveson Inquiry on Tuesday  on behalf of ENGAGE regarding anti-Muslim bigotry in the UK press.

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My testimony to the Leveson Inquiry on anti-Muslim prejudice in the UK press

I went along to the Leveson Inquiry today at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, to give testimony on behalf of ENGAGE about anti-Muslim bigotry in the UK press and the current failings of the Press Complaints Commission. You … Continue reading

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Terror in Nigeria: Why an ‘Islamic State’ is not the answer

A Muslim group nicknamed Boko Haram (but whose actual name is Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad) has been widely blamed for a series of bomb attacks targetting police stations in the largely Muslim northern Nigerian city of Kano. The same … Continue reading

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Jesus is God? Amazing Idea…and Quite Mad

I have just come across this fine review in the Spectator of a new biography of Saladin (Salahuddin al-Ayyubi). The reviewer, Sam Leith, approvingly quotes from a 12th Century Syrian text that is cited in the biography and I must … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

There is a wonderful article in the Guardian today by Alexis Petridis recounting the first time he read Sue Townsend’s splendid book The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 which was first published in 1982. The comments following … Continue reading

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PM Cameron Silent about ‘Muscular Liberalism’ on Visit to Saudi Arabia

What a twat David Cameron is. Back in February last year, in his infamous Munich speech, David Cameron outlined his government’s approach towards UK Muslims. He said that his government would not work with Muslims who did not support democracy, … Continue reading

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US Marines Urinate Over Dead Afghan Mujahideen

YouTube have stopped allowing people to easily view the shocking video of several US marines urinating gleefully over the bodies of dead Afghan mujahideen. You now have to sign in using an official Google login which many people may not have. … Continue reading

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