Politics and Media

Is Sajid Javid The Shining Progressive Saviour?

According to Census 2011, the British Muslim population is around 4.8%, which is about two million, yet British Muslims are very under-represented in British politics and media. Putting the percentage of British Muslim into consideration, there should be 32 Muslim MPs out of the 650, but currently there are only 16 Muslim MPs. However, the […]

May 24, 2018 255 0 0

A Virtue of Disobedience: An interview with Asim Qureshi

What is the right response to despotism? Asim Qureshi’s new book attempts to tackle this question and the complex issues of justice, oppression and faith based resistance by drawing on his 15 years of experience working with people detained at Guantanamo Bay. As the director of research at CAGE, a Britain-based advocacy organization, Qureshi and […]

May 10, 2018 517 0 0

Why Do Some Muslims not Want to ‘Get Involved With Politics’?

Politics by definition are ‘activities associated with the governance of a country or area, especially the debate between parties having power’. The term is subject to interpretation and could also be defined as ‘activities aimed at improving someone’s status or increasing power within an organization.’ Politics essentially gives people a platform to display their beliefs, […]

May 3, 2018 138457 0 10

On Her 17th Birthday, Ahed Altamimi Remains A Symbol of Resistance Against Israeli Child Abuse

Many activists in Palestine and around the world are celebrating the 17th birthday of Ahed Attamimi. While her birthday’s candles are flamed outside, Ahed spends her birthday in the darkness of detention. More than twenty Israeli patrols, arrested Ahed late on the night of 18 December 2017 in the village of Nabi Saleh near the […]

February 1, 2018 1217 0 2

Is Angela Merkel’s Dream Over?

Follow Project Vanguard on Facebook and Twitter.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to form a three-way coalition to stabilise the German government as well as to secure her position as German Chancellor failed. The failure of coalition talks between Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian sister party Christian Social Union (CSU), the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) […]

November 27, 2017 637 0 0

The Oversized Coat: The Palestinian Film That Talks About My Life

Follow Project Vanguard on Facebook and Twitter.  I thought of the name of the film, “Oversized Coat”. “It is unfamiliar but an interesting, good choice”, I whispered to myself. Enthusiastically, I went to watch the film that talks about the issue of my homeland. On my way, I imagined the scenes that will be covered by this film, including […]

October 31, 2017 2210 0 9

Did I Join a Religion of Terror?

I performed my Shahadah in March 2016 and began my journey as a Muslim. In that month I stopped drinking, learned how to perform my daily prayers, started eating halal and learning the Qur’an in Arabic. So what inspired my conversion to Islam? What caused me to become a Muslim and devote my life to […]

August 22, 2017 2219 0 8

The Western Media’s Classification of a Terrorist is Racist

It’s no secret that the way in which the media portrays ‘Muslim’ and POC committed acts of terror is of vast contrast to the portrayal of non-Muslim or white committed acts of terror. Over the years, there is clear evidence of selective reporting where acts of terror are concerned, regarding word usage and diction. Predominantly […]

August 14, 2017 1376 0 6

Here’s Why the “Fear of Islam is Rational” Argument is Stupid

“An Islamophobe—a silly word that means nothing.” – Bill Maher “I’m always being accused of Islamophobia, that’s a non-word.” – Richard Dawkins “Islamophobia is a misnomer. I prefer to use the word ‘anti Muslim bigotry’” – Maajid Nawaz “This word is a pollution of the language… [it includes] perfectly legitimate criticism of Islam and its texts. […]

July 27, 2017 2546 0 1

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 2217 0 6