Politics and Media

What Does the #GE2017 Result Mean for British Muslims?

We should have been able to breathe a sigh of relief after learning that UKIP won zero seats in last week’s general election. Our reaction should have been positive: this should have been the end of UKIP and an indication of a progressive shift in public opinion. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. In truth, […]

June 17, 2017 489 0 1

#GrenfellTower is an Example of How London Masks it’s Poverty

At 00:54 on the morning of Wednesday the 14th of June, London Fire Brigade was called in response to a fire spreading through the Lancaster West Estate block tower in North Kensington, the richest borough in the UK. All floors of the 24-story Grenfell Tower were affected from the 2nd floor up. 200 fire fighters […]

June 15, 2017 1228 0 3

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

Beating British Extremists At Their Own Game

We should all recall Theresa May’s promotion of The Counter Extremism and Security Act 2015 which re-enforced the definition of extremism as being opposed to ‘British values’. In her plugging of what was then a Bill, she tediously repeated slogans and cheap catchphrases such as “upholding British values”, referring to extremism as promoting hatred, intolerance […]

May 11, 2017 1779 0 2

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

PODCAST: Refugees Welcome – 3 Demonstrations Rock London in 2017

Imran Shah is joined with Moazzam Begg from Cage Prisoners, John Rees from Stop The War and Shamuel from Friends of Al-Aqsa.

March 31, 2017 574 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

Nine political priorities for Muslims in 2017

With Muslims suffering from state Islamophobia and oppression, Imran Shah comes up with nine practical ways that Muslims can make a difference in 2017. 2016 has been bad, yes, but no one has suffered more than Muslims. So if we want to start getting ourselves out of this mess here are my recommended priorities for […]

March 14, 2017 547 0 0