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

EU News

Exposed

The Dortmund bus attack

Jack de Menezes  reports in the Independent, ‘Police have arrested a German-Russian citizen on Friday morning on suspicion of carrying out the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus last Tuesday, with prosecutors alleging that the bombing was motivated by financial … read more

News

Advice to British Politicians – but will it be heeded?

From the head of the Equality & Human Right Commission, David Isaac, ‘. . . As your party prepares your manifesto for government, we recommend that you introduce specific measures to address the most pressing disadvantages affecting those groups protected by … read more

Ideas

More on Balfour

Salman Abu Sitta’s address at the UK’s House of Lords [28 March 2017, from middleeastmonitor.com], ‘We are witnessing today the longest war against a people: A hundred years of the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom and independence in their own country. … 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

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