Events

Remembering Balfour in London, 100 years on

Middle East Monitor reports, ‘ The grey weather did not deter the hundreds of attendees who arrived early on Saturday [7 October]  morning at the British Library in London to attend MEMO’s conference to commemorate 100 years since the Balfour Declaration. … read more

Biographies

Remembering Ahmed Timol

Sipho Mabena in timelive.co.za, “Pretoria High Court Judge Billy Mothle has ruled that activist Ahmed Timol did not commit suicide but was brutally tortured and pushed from the 10th floor of the notorious John Vorster Square police building in October … read more

News

Strange Linkages!

BBC reports, “A Texas city has required residents who are seeking government disaster relief funds in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to pledge not to boycott Israel. The city of Dickinson, about 30 miles (48km) south of Houston, posted grant applications … read more

Announcements

Tunisian Politics

Hebba Saleh in the Financial Times 25th September 2017, ” Azza Baaziz used to be afraid every time she stepped out of the car at night with her French husband in Tunisia, her home country. The teacher feared that police … read more

Opinion Piece

The Qatar Crisis & Scientists

Ehsan Masood is former editor of Research Fortnight and author of several books including Science and Islam: A History. Writing in the 17 August 2017 issue of Nature: “. . . Last month, the tiny oil-rich nation of Qatar filed … read more

Muslims in Britain

British Muslims’ concern for Rohingya

The Muslim Council of Britain today called on the government to move ‘beyond tepid statements of concern’ and be more pro-active in saving the Burma’s Rohingya community from further persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide. Described as the most ‘persecuted minority on … read more

Ideas

The ‘British Islam’ project

Extracts from the CoolnessofHind blog Deformation of Islam and the neo-conservative threat to society, ‘. . . In Britain, as well as other states around the world, imperialism has transitioned from colonialism, through the globalised, epistemologically Western human rights discourse, to its … read more

Islamophobia

Islamophobia mounts in UK

A dossier on media-reported incidents of Islamophobia in recent weeks Bacon ‘slap’, Enfield;  machete threat, Cardiff, 30 June; acid attacks, 29 June; Oxford Eid prayer incident, 27 June; Essex incident, 26 June; Hudderfield incident, 24 June, Muslim Welfare House, Finsbury … read more

EU News

Teenage asylum seeker blameless

BBC reports, ‘A Syrian teenager arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack in Berlin has been released after no incriminating evidence was found. The 17-year-old asylum seeker was arrested in the Uckermark region, north-east of Berlin, on Tuesday. Police … read more

Books

Peter Clark’s ‘Damascus Diaries’

Book Review In the Syria that was  Damascus Diaries, Life Under the Assads by Peter Clark Gilgamesh Publishing, 2015. ISBN: 978-190853135-3 393 Pages               Peter Clark, best known as the founding father of Pickthallian … 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

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

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