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Those Who Seek Justice Should Do Justice

Those who seek justice should do justice

David Cameron’s speech on 29 August 2014 highlighted the level of “terror threat” Britain faces, potentially at the hands of British born terrorists, as severe. The speech was full of ironies and misinformation. He amazingly mentioned many grievances of radicalised individuals only to ignore them subsequently by placing the blame on an evil ideology called “Islamist extremism”. Cameron has again used the term “Islamist” to describe acts of terror or extremism? It appears that he is simply not interested in an honest discussion and will continue to sing the tunes orchestrated by the increasingly Islamophobic political establishment. The media and the politicians are simply not...
Are Muslim Anti Semitic

Are Muslims Anti-Semitic?

Are Muslims Anti-Semitic? Israel has been bombing Gaza for the past few years and the ongoing siege of this small piece of land has caused hundreds of thousands (1.8 million souls) to suffer. Many innocent civilians have lost their lives due to the shortage of necessities such as medicine, electricity, clean drinking water etc. The siege of Gaza has been described by many as “the largest concentration camp in the world”. Israel has received immense criticism due to its barbaric treatment of the people of Gaza. Hundreds of women and children have been killed by Israeli missiles, deliberately targeting densely populated areas. Due to the increasing criticism of Israel’s actions, many...
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Look Who’s Talking?

Look who's talking? The man who lied to his people to justify a war that killed over a million people speaks again. He wants the West to ignore the crimes of Russia and China and unite with them to suppress "radical Islam". What does he actually mean by "radical Islam"? It is clear that "radical Islam", to him, means the political aspect of the religion. He doesn't care about singing, dancing, praying, chanting, and fasting Muslims. He only sees "political Muslims" as a threat to the world peace, as if he himself is the biggest practitioner of peace on earth. Tony Blair has again expressed his discontent with the largest and the most visible part of the Islamic history: the political...
Once Again

Once again…

‘The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.’ Albert Einstein Once again we are about to let down a suffering child; once again the powerbrokers of the current global political order are silent at the misfortune of a helpless mother; once again we will witness mass rape and turn away; once again you have become desensitised to genocide; once again this world is deaf to the screams of a rape victim; once again we allow the crime to flourish, only to condemn it later. Once again we are collectively guilty of mass murder by doing nothing. I say not again, not another crime... not again please. The genocide of Rwanda occurred...
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A Comment on the Egypt Death Sentences

On Monday 24 March 2014, the Egyptian court issued 529 death sentences against members and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Representing the largest single set of death sentences in our modern history, the sentences were handed en-masse in a trial that was politically charged, lasting only two hours and without due process wherein neither prosecution nor defence lawyers could present their evidences. The majority of the accused were absent from the court when the sentences were passed against them. In a kangaroo court that has condemned hundreds of people to death in which the judge did not consider the evidence or the defences of the accused, there is a gross travesty of justice. The...
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Tony Benn Obituary

The passing of Tony Benn on the 14th March 2014 is a sad occasion for many. A man whose tenacity and enduring courage became an inspiration for so many is a reminder to us of the scarcity of committed advocates for justice in our world. He reminds us of what we know about Mut’im ibn Adiyy, a man from the unbelievers with whom the Prophet Muhammad (upon him abundant peace) enacted the Hilf al-Fudul, a treaty intent on securing the rights of all in the town of Makkah; a man who was instrumental in ending the boycott against the Prophet and his companions; and a man who the Prophet remembered in good terms after his death: ‘If Mut’im was alive today and asked me to ransom these prisoners...
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Hunt the Living, Praise the Dead….

The famous nineteenth century poet, Ghalib, once said: کی مرے قتل کے بعد اس نے جفا سے توبہ -  ہائے اس زود پشیماں کا پشیماں ہونا ‘The beloved has repented from oppression having killed me – Ah the remorsefulness of the remorseful.’ This is the attitude we see the oppressors demonstrate these days. Some of the most prominent freedom fighters or human rights activists were hunted by their respective oppressors and once the heroes had been killed or incarcerated, giant monuments or praising biographies were dedicated to their memories. This is a well calculated tactic employed by some of the most tyrannical powers in our history....