News

Large scale civilian deaths in Mosul

Rachel Ravesz in the Independent, ‘ Amid the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the UK’s Parliament, which killed four people including a police officer, another mass casualty further afield has been buried in the headlines. Over the weekend the … read more

Ideas

The Geopolitics of Culture

Extracts from an essay by Nayef Al-Rodhan, neuroscientist and geo-strategist,  in the Harvard International Review, entitled ‘The Geopolitics of Culture: Five Substrates’. ‘Culture has a salient geopolitical relevance in a world that defines itself by much more than diplomatic exchanges … read more

Biographies

Ahmed Kathrada, Anti-Apartheid Hero

The anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada passed away on 27 March 2017 in Johannesburg, aged 87. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. The CapeTimes reports, He was born on 21 August 1929 in rural Schweizer-Reneke and was introduced to politics … read more

Events

Kenan Malik in the Guardian, ‘What  Khalid Masood wreaked on Westminster last week was depraved and shocking. It was not, however, another 7/7. The attacks on the tube and a bus by four suicide bombers on 7 July 2005 were … read more

Featured Videos

Fatima Manji Channel 4 News Journalist, on surviving a media firestorm

Fatima Manji, Channel 4 news journalist, on surviving a media firestorm and what happens when racism, sexism and Islamophobia collide. The talk was chaired by Nosheen Iqbal, The Guardian’s Women’s Editor. —– Women of the World festival 2017 WOW celebrates … read more

Muslims in Britain

Muslims United For London

Lizzie Dearden reports in the Independent, ‘A crowdfunding campaign started by a Muslim man who witnessed the Westminster attack has raised more than £17,000 in just a day for victims of the atrocity and their families. The Muslims United for … read more

EU News

European Court’s ‘Hijab at the Workplace’ ruling

Statement from the Muslim Council of Britain, ‘It is a sad day for justice and equality.  At a time when populism and bigotry are at an all-time high, we fear that this ruling will serve as a green light to … read more

Blogs

For Christ’s sake?

Christian extremism on display – will it be called Christianist violence (apro pos the much bandied term ‘Islamic violence?). Of course not, because it will be said that one should take a holistic view of a religion’s teachings! Here is an unsavoury … read more

Opinion Piece

Professor Niyazi Eruslu – why under detention?

Professor Niyazi Eruslu, the founding Rector of Yalova University near Istanbul, has been held in detention in the aftermath of the coup attempt of 15 August 2016. While President Erdogan deserves to be much admired for his statesmanship, boldness and … read more

Islamicate Archives

Ghada Karmi: Remembering Balfour

Writing to the Editor of the Guardian, Britain’s colonial past is indeed still with us and nowhere more so than in the Middle East. Next year will mark the centenary of the Balfour declaration, a colonial document whose consequences were … read more