Racism & Sectarianism

Media Accountability Matters

Attending MEND’s recent Media Masterclass has empowered me hold the media to account. You might ask why? It’s because I can. And so, can you! Living in the 21st century, the media is in fact, to date, the most influential platform that exists globally, there’s no denying that. The internet is frequently referred to as, […]

May 24, 2018 488 0 1

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 600 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 2273 0 9

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 2616 0 1

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

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: 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

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