Tag: NEOCON

America Current Affairs Featured Opinion Politics US 17 Min Read

War on Terror 2.0 to be “Global War on Islam”

Reality shows are supposed to convey a sense of reality using “real-life” people. The “reality” is, however, that the shows are as real as the statements coming forth from the mouths of politicians. This is the case in a post-modern age when lying has become an unquestioned furniture of an increasingly dire political landscape. As the flurry of well-orchestrated distraction events unfold

Current Affairs Europe Featured Opinion Politics UK 8 Min Read

IERA vindicated after three-year long investigation by Charity Commission?

On Friday 4 November 2016 the Charity Commission published its concluding report into the statutory investigation into the Islamic Education & Research Academy (iERA). This investigation began in 2013 as a result of many malicious allegations against iERA from Islamophobic organisations, thinktanks and journalists, which appear now to have been

Current Affairs Europe Featured Opinion Politics UK 8 Min Read

PREVENT: Reform or Reject

PREVENT is dying. We have reached a stage where there is widespread agreement that there are systemic problems with PREVENT. Its decline is to the extent that beneficiaries and proponents of the strategy acknowledge the need to change it. It has taken us as a society almost ten years to

Current Affairs Education Europe Featured Opinion Politics UK 17 Min Read

Why I am against grammar schools

Meritocratic Society or Politics in Play? On the 12th of September 2016, PM Theresa May unveiled plans to lift the near 20-year ban introduced by Labour in 1998 against opening new grammar schools. Plans not initially present in the 2015 election manifesto, May’s idea has been met with considerable opposition

Current Affairs Europe Featured France Opinion Politics 25 Min Read

“Burkini” – A Look at Modernity’s Domination and Control

I have been avoiding the “burkini” debacle for a while as I have posted on the topic of veiling and the French colonialist fetish for denuding women before. But as France continues to embarrass itself by bullying women into stripping in a public spectacle, red herrings about Islam, women and

The Bloody Legacy of Western Imperialism in Iraq

The story of the Iraq War did not start in 2003. Indeed, it started many years before with the sanctions placed upon Iraq during the 1st Gulf War.

Current Affairs Europe Featured General Middle East Opinion Politics UK 20 Min Read

Manufacturing the Muslim Enemy

Islamophobia - a thousand years of deadly lies What we are witnessing in today’s socio-political climate is not the first period of intense propagation of Islamophobia in the West. There have been a few other periods which stand out in history and each is intimately linked with empire. In the

Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics UK 11 Min Read

I’m a non-binary Briton. And proud.

All this hype about Muslims not being British enough reminds me of Barack Obama’s 50% white heritage and the question that no one asks: Just how white do you have to be to not be black. The clear answer is you would need to be 100% white. We have become

Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics UK 1 Min Read

Podcast – Was the government caught deceiving Muslims?

https://soundcloud.com/islam21c/podcast-was-the-government-caught-deceiving-muslims Why did the government go to such great lengths to cover up its covert funding of some "independent Muslim organisations"? Click above to listen to the latest podcast with your host Dr Salman Butt, and hear what Ibrahim Mohamoud (CAGE), Asim Qureshi (CAGE), Dr Ben Hayes, Prof Arun Kundnani

Current Affairs Europe Featured Opinion Politics UK 6 Min Read

Is David Cameron OK with “an” Islamic State then?

On Wednesday 20 April 2016, David Cameron defamed Imām Sulaiman Ghani from Tooting at Prime Minister's Questions as an "IS supporter" - a popular acronym for ISIS. Downing Street's Press Office later clarified that Mr Cameron really meant Imām Ghani supported "an" Islamic state. The basis of this claim, Downing Street