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Rizwaan Sabir, Police Corruption & The Strange Silence of Muslim Organisations

There was a very interesting story published in the Observer ten days ago about Rizwaan Sabir – a research student who had been arrested four years ago for downloading the “al-Qa’ida Training Manual” but was then released without charge seven … Continue reading

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Young, Educated and Dissatisfied in the Gulf

My younger sister, Zamila –  a visiting fellow at Brookings Doha Center – has an article published today on the New Statesman website about the Gulf countries and some of the problems that are facing their youth.

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Pakistani Ambassador to UK sticks head in sand over cricket scandal

The Pakistani Ambassador to the UK, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, has told reporters that he believes the three Pakistani cricketers (Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif) at the centre of the corruption scandal that has rocked the game, were ‘set up’. … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s corrupt cricketers uncovered by News of the World

You have to hand it to Mazher Mahmood, the NotW’s legendary Investigations Editor. Over the years he has landed some huge stories and his victims include Sarah Ferguson and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. So you can just imagine how he must have … Continue reading

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‘A degree is a degree! Whether fake or genuine’

There is a great story in today’s edition of the Guardian about a scandal engulfing Pakistan’s politicians and senior public servants many of whom have apparently lied about having university degrees. Here is the killer paragraph that made me laugh: “As … Continue reading

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