Category Archives: Extremism

Orlando Massacre: The Need To Challenge Homophobia

Just over six months after a Muslim couple killed 14 people in San Bernardino County, USA – killings in whose aftermath US Presidential candidate Donald Trump would call for an immediate ban on all Muslims entering the USA – we … Continue reading

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Bradford Man Admits Killing Ahmadi Shopkeeper

Various news outlets including the BBC are reporting that Tanveer Ahmed, 32 – the Bradford man arrested and charged with murdering the Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah – has admitted killing him for allegedly “disrespecting” Islam. Ahmed’s lawyer, John Rafferty, said that … Continue reading

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BBC R4’s Moral Maze – The ISIS Problem

Yesterday evening, I took part in a discussion about the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Radio 4’s Moral Maze programme. The episode can be heard in full here. I mentioned that in light of the pledge by the so-called Islamic State … Continue reading

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Responding To The ISIS Threat

In the wake of today’s terror attacks in Brussels, ISIS have issued a statement saying: “We promise to the states that are allied against the Islamic State that they will face dark days in return for their aggression against our … Continue reading

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The Shameful Smearing of Sadiq Khan MP

We are less than three months away from London’s Mayoral election to be held on 5th May 2016 and it should come as no surprise that the front runner, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, is being targeted by the right-wing press. Earlier … Continue reading

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British Muslims and the IS Blame Game

It is an incredible and baffling story. Why would three UK Muslim mothers take their nine children away from Britain and to live in war-torn Syria? Admittedly, their home town was Bradford, but nevertheless! The Prime Minister David Cameron, urged … Continue reading

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The Muslim Community from Rushdie to Hebdo

I went along to the Muslim Institute in Old Street, London, earlier this afternoon to take part in a panel discussion entitled “The Muslim Community from Rushdie to Hebdo”. I have written about this topic on several previous occasions so … Continue reading

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