Tag: CHARLIE HEBDO

#ChapelHillShooting: The Media Complicity in the Murder of Muslim Student

#ChapelHillShooting: The Media Complicity in the Murder of Muslim Student #MuslimLivesMatter In North Carolina, US, on the 10th of February 2015, three young Muslim students were shot by their white, atheist neighbour, Craig Stephen Hicks, in the head. The killings are symptoms of the tenebrific propaganda which has been relentlessly

French child-snatchers target Muslim children

French child-snatchers target Muslim children of a French Muslim couple. Their five children wer taken away from them after the father was apparently mistakenly suspected of leaving for Syria to fight jihād. The French authorities, which are on high alert following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January, took the children

Have we turned our backs on Syria?

In the wake of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, the western world has united on a mass scale in solidarity for the twelve lives taken relentlessly by two gunmen ‘branded’ Muslim terrorists by the media. I use the word ‘branded’ because the inconsistencies of these attacks and

Sh. Haitham: My first response to the Paris incident

Shaikh Haitham al-Haddad: “My initial response to the #CharlieHebdo matter” “Allāh and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O you who believe! Send your blessings on him, and salute him with all respect.” Alḥāmdulillāh, today is the auspicious day of Jumuʿah (Friday), a day for which we know as

We are not Charlie

Following the horrific murders of police and journalists in Paris on Wednesday, Muslim communities in Europe are facing the inevitable consequences. Mosques in France have been attacked and Muslims in Europe are feeling further reverberations, evident in criticisms of their supposed contention with freedom of speech, whilst governments continue to

Freedom of speech is an ideological construct

The recent events in Paris have engendered a series of questions relating to “freedom of speech” and the role of the Muslim communities in the West. Subsequently, the responses resonating across the Muslim world have failed to engage with the underlying assumptions which inform the debates. Notions of “freedom of

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16 shocking examples of #FreeSpeech double standards

Freedom of Speech in France: For the Powerful, By the Powerful, With the Powerful Let us leave aside what occurs closer to home where allied British and American Troops are repeatedly bombing and killing Al-Jazeera journalists. Let us look past the locking up of Moazzam Begg for exposing British collaboration