Category Archives: Government

PBS: The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Last October 2019, a year after the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US public service channel, PBS, broadcast a two-hour documentary, The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. The documentary looks at the rise of Muhammad bin Salman … Continue reading

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Ayatullah Khamenei’s Friday Jumu’ah sermon – with English translation

The Iranian channel Press TV has uploaded the entire footage of the  sermon – click on the pic above – delivered by the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatullah Khamenei at the Friday congregational prayer in Tehran on 17th January 2020. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Very British Muslim Activist

What an incredible journey Ghayasuddin Siddiqui has been on. Arriving in Sheffield as an impoverished Chemistry PhD student from Pakistan in the early 1960s, he would be heavily involved in the earliest UK student Islamic societies. It would be a … Continue reading

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Independent Review of Prevent – An Opportunity To Raise Concerns

Almost a year ago, I wrote a short blog looking back at 15 years of the Prevent anti-radicalisation strategy and raised some concerns that UK Muslims had about Prevent and said that “the government and authorities should be seen to … Continue reading

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The Attack on Our Freedoms by Israel’s Supporters

The current onslaught on the Labour Party by Israel’s supporters  is simply breathtaking to watch for the scale of its hypocrisy and deceit. The Labour Party has adopted a code of conduct that accepted the IHRA definition but quite sensibly … Continue reading

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Defending The Values of The Enlightenment

Donald Trump’s visit to the UK has led to mass demonstrations in London, Scotland and elsewhere with protestors making clear that they oppose his anti-immigrant and anti-environment policies along with his appallingly misogynistic views. On Monday 16th July, Trump is … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of President Erdogan?

Last month, Turkey held both Presidential and parliamentary elections. They were – according to Al-Jazeera – the 14th elections that the incumbent President Erdogan has taken part in and “he has won them all”. It is a truly remarkable record. … Continue reading

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