We’ve always done “news” on Islam21c, but we found increasingly worrying trends develop over the years in the so-called “mainstream” news coverage, especially with the impact of social media and the political earthquakes we’ve witnessed around the world.
Alhamdulillah we were able to expand our editorial team to introduce a news department, and NewsViews was born.
It’s crucially important for Muslims in the 21st century to have truly independent news sources and outlets, driven not by advertising revenues or persuasion architecture to grab people’s short-term attention, but by the divine imperative towards Truth, with our readers’ and society’s long-term benefits and interests at heart.
We have discovered that there is a lot that goes into making news; what you choose to report and why, what broader narratives and stereotypes you are ossifying or dispelling, the list goes on.
There’s so much power there, and it’s about time we took that power back from those who would happily sell society’s long term interests and benefits for a few ad clicks and newspaper sales.
1439 has been the first complete year that NewsViews have been running. Scroll down to see a small selection of some of our NewsViews coverage over the year, and don’t forget to share with others.
The government of Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency following mob attacks on Muslim homes, businesses and masājid this week. Soldiers and extra police have been deployed for a period of at least 10 days with the hope that the violence will be brought to an end, although…Read More
The National Union of Teachers (“NUT”), part of the UK’s largest teachers’ union, held their annual conference over the weekend, covering a wide-range of topics from pay scales to Ofsted policy. Amongst the important topics discussed was a unified voice of condemnation of Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Speilman’s instruction to…Read More
Seifullah Chapman, who was serving a 65-year sentence, was sentenced as part of the so-called Virginia “Paintball Jihad” network in 2004 alongside a number of other defendants. The precedent set by this case has possible implications for other prisoners such as Dr Ali al-Tamimi and Masoud Khan who could also…Read More