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Catalonia Crisis: How Identity Politics is Challenging Nation States

Follow Project Vanguard on Facebook and Twitter. Catalonia is an autonomous community in the north-eastern corner of Spain. It’s home to the Spanish cities of Barcelona, Tarragona and Lledia. Today, 90% of the voters who took part in the referendum that took place on the 1st of October made a clear choice of wanting to split from Spain. […]

October 22, 2017 1144 0 0

End of the American Empire

“The sta­tus quo that was hatched and nurtured by U.S. strategists after World War II and has for decades been the principal ‘beat’ for DoD is not merely fraying but may, in fact, be collapsing” In a popular editorial, Life magazine (1941), Henry Luce described the 20th century as “The American Century”. Tony Judt would more accurately […]

August 2, 2017 1146 0 0

Qatar Crisis: The Message of Ramadan has Fallen on Deaf Ears of Arab Rulers

I’m sure most of you can relate when I say that Ramadan is a time where you feel an inexplicable amount of joy and happiness. When it comes around each year, you can’t wait for it and the feeling it brings with it. It’s the month of mercy, peace, and most importantly, it’s the month […]

July 3, 2017 2274 0 6

Why is it Difficult to Accept Foreign Policy Plays a Part in Terrorism?

In the travel documentary, In America, Stephen Fry visits a tea party in Massachusetts to speak with Harvard Professor Peter Gomes. The conversation discusses the re-imagined history of the United States, describing how American political solutions are sought for global and local problems. Gomes goes on to suggest ‘the many things one can say about […]

June 3, 2017 631 0 0

Piers Morgan – A Young Muslim Mother’s Response

Following the terrorist incident in Manchester, Piers Morgan asserted his thoughts in an emotional piece for the Daily Mail. Clearly angry and seeking answers he declared, “the Manchester murderer may have been a ‘lone wolf’, but I refuse to believe nobody knew anything. As Trump said, Muslims must drive. Them. Out”. Piers admitted he was […]

May 24, 2017 3063 0 11

PODCAST: How “Halal” is our Halal Meat?

Halal Meat: We eat it all the time, but do we ever think of the consequences? We explore this growing controversial issue and ask how should a Muslim approach it.     Follow Project Vanguard on Facebook and Twitter

May 13, 2017 858 0 0

PODCAST: Why Has May Called A Snap Election & Will It Pay Off? – #GE2017

The British Prime Minister has called for the dissolution of Parliament and a snap General Election on 8th June. We discuss why she has made this sudden move, if it will pay off and if the Muslim community is ready for such a challenge?  

April 25, 2017 930 0 0

PODCAST: British Muslim Reflections Over The Westminster Attack

Despite a lack of pressure towards the Muslim communities, the position that many has left the Muslim communities divided of how they should respond. This podcasts takes a look this debate and lessons we should glean for the future.

April 5, 2017 639 0 0

Why Muslim activism is the biggest threat to the global status quo

There are two things that power structures tend to do: 1) avoid accountability, and 2) try to keep the power they have. This is particularly so if they have something to hide and are up to no good. It’s no secret now that Western government officials from various nations are involved in arms trade contracts […]

March 14, 2017 502 0 0

Muslims need to understand systemic White Privilege before we can counter it

For a long time now anti-racism movements in the West have struggled to explain to white people that people of colour aren’t asking for any favours from this society, but just the same equality and privileges that fellow white citizens have. Despite this being a century-long manifestation, this phenomenon has only recently been coined as […]

March 14, 2017 560 0 0