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The Spectacle of Suffering

The Spectacle of Suffering The image of Aylan Kurdi, of a forlorn three year old boy alone on a beach, flat down on his face as sea water lapped over and around him, appeared to wake the conscience of millions. We were confronted with ourselves, our weakness spoke through our tears and the isolation we saw in him drew us together in communal huddles. We felt. And in feeling we felt ourselves too, we felt for a moment what it meant to be human, to be small and weak, but our humanity extended beyond the exterior. We also looked within and humanity and empathy coalesced. By empathising we humanised our own existence since the boy we saw could have been one of ours, it could have been us in a...
San Bernardino County Politics

Desperate Journalism: Al-Huda International and San Bernardino.

One of the biggest catastrophes of the 21st century was the Iraq war and what followed. We are now aware that the then prime minister of Britain, Tony Blair, mislead the world into believing the existence of “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq. He convinced the “International Community” that Saddam Hussein had the capacity to attack immediately. We have now come to know that all of this was not true. Blair has since apologised for his role in the “mistake”. According to a number of international estimates, over a million people lost their lives as a result of the war. Many have been asking for Tony Blair to be put on trial for war crimes. Whether Blair is directly guilty of...
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Hoodbhoy: The Jinn of Science.

Hoodbhoy: The Jinn of Science… Professor Hoodbhoy seems to have changed his career form being a physicist to being Jinn of science. Ironically he mocks belief in the unseen but claims to have the knowledge of it, hence the title of this article. He recently published (10 Oct 2015) a sarcastic article in one of the most popular Pakistani English print media news outlets, the Dawn. The article severely criticises a lecture conducted on 'Jinns and Balck Magic' in one of the top universities in Islamabad. Firstly, it is surprising to see an article of this nature published by a popular newspaper in an Islamic republic, wherein the author seems to mock a widely held belief by millions of...
This House Believes That Sharia Is Better Than The English Law

This House Believes that Sharia is Fairer than the English Law

By Abdullah Al Andalusi I don’t know how it happened, nor could believe that it could’ve happen – but yesterday, me and my fellow MDI colleague, Zara Faris WON the debate that SHARIA is FAIRER than ENGLISH LAW – in front of an audience of 61 English upper class/middle class attendees! Zara and I were invited on the panel in the Master Builder’s Hotel, a very distinguished place in the middle of the idyllic English countryside of Hampshire, organised by Lord Strathcarron. There were many distinguished invitees and I got the distinct impression that they were ‘well heeled’ individuals – members of the English upper class, judges, QC’s (Queen’s Councillors – i.e....
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Bombing from the skies

by: Hamza Imran Nisar Those fighting the tyranny of others should always guard themselves from becoming tyrants, and those seeking to enforce legitimacy should themselves use legitimate means. Alas, the United States has seldom adopted such philosophy in its foreign policy. On 4 February 2002, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operated its first unmanned drone strike in a targeted killing. Three men were gathered in an area located in the Paktia Province in Afghanistan. The intended target was Osama bin Laden. However, those actually “targeted” were three innocent men. The US-led drone programme has since expanded considerably to countries like Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia and most...
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Forensic Exposé on CEMB “Report”

Evangelising Lies: Exposing the Distortions of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s “Report” on iERA By Abu Maryam Islam21c In May 2014, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) published a report entitled “Evangelising Hate: Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA)”. This report is a collection of statements attributed to iERA’s chairman, its official speakers and historic guest speakers that have spoken at iERA events in the past or who have had some kind of link with the organisation. The purpose of this response is to highlight a myriad of methodological and ideological concerns which seriously question the report’s validity and credibility. This response...
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Did the Suffragettes Believe in Democracy?

POST BY ZARA FARIS Polling booths were propped open around the country again today and the perennial nagging began: “Women, use your vote! The suffragettes fought tooth and nail to win you this right!“ Women becoming involved in democracy was hailed as a ‘victory’ for them. However, is participating in the democratic system ever going to bring about justice for society, including justice for women? Has voting ever brought about lasting justice for women or, indeed, any group of society? Given that women (and even men of a lower social standing) were excluded from the democratic system in the first place, what on earth made suffragettes think that the democratic system was a just...
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Happy, Who and Why

Blog post by Laura Stuart The Muslims of the U.K. clearly feel under attack and misrepresented in the main-stream media. It is an undisputed fact that Muslims are suffering from a huge campaign to “otherise” us and depict us as dangerous people who are not able to fit into Western Society. Sadly most Muslims in the U.K. and the West have no perception of the massive well funded Islamophobia industry in the West nor what it’s objectives are and importantly who funds it. This week a video entitled “Happy British Muslims” appeared on social media. Immediately many Muslims wrote comments condemning the video as UnIslamic, others posted that they found that the video carried a...
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Statement from Islamic Society & LGBT Network at The Uni of Nottingham

Posted on March 11, 2014 Posted in Press Releases The Islamic Society (ISoc) and the LGBT Network at the University of Nottingham would like to voice our disappointment and concern in hearing that Tab reporters have been approaching individuals from the LGBT Network in an attempt to provoke an antagonistic atmosphere between the two groups. As part of Discover Islam Week, the Islamic society had been hosting a number of events to encourage a greater understanding of Islam both within the university and the wider society in Nottingham. In a meeting with the SU, the list of speakers was discussed and purported allegations regarding Dr. Uthman Lateef and Yusuf Chambers were brought up. It...