Tag: NEOCONSERVATISM

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

Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics UK 8 Min Read

Dr Salman Butt launches legal case against UK Gov

The Government’s entire counter-extremism strategy is to be challenged in the courts for the first time. In this Judicial review case the Court has found that there is an arguable case on behalf of Dr Salman Butt, Chief Editor of Islam21c.  Dr Butt challenged the government which dubbed him as an

Asia Current Affairs Featured India Opinion Politics 10 Min Read

The Politics of Demonising Dr Zakir Naik

Hindu scholar from India speaks out against the Islamophobic campaign against Dr Zakir Naik Ever since a Bangladeshi newspaper reported that Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik “inspired” Dhaka militants, a new frenzy of Islamophobic discourse has begun in India. The Modi Government was quick to grab this opportunity of Muslim-bashing. Home

Current Affairs Europe Featured Opinion Politics UK 18 Min Read

Parliamentary Report Criticises ‘Extremism’ Policies

Today the Joint Committee on Human Rights, made up of members of the House of Lords and House of Commons, released a report which has finally injected some much-needed logic and reason into the “counter-extremism” arena. Many from within and without the Muslim community have welcomed this critical assessment of

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 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

Current Affairs Europe Featured Opinion Politics UK 8 Min Read

BBC vs. ‘The Deobandis’ – Round 2

You're Having A Laugh Click here for part 1 It was with baited breath and eager anticipation that I awaited the main course of a two-part BBC Radio 4 programme entitled the 'The Deobandis'. Last week's starter was not at all appetising to the 600,000 so-called 'Deobandis' in the UK. In fact, based on

America Current Affairs Europe Featured General Opinion Politics UK US 20 Min Read

Is the ‘CVE’ Industry the New Imperialism?

Globalising 'Countering Violent Extremism' - The New Imperialism? “We could favour the birth of a new Islam, more inclined towards compromise and tolerance of Europe; to encourage the young generation of ulama who are working in that direction…” ~ French Colonialist, Edmond Douttee, 1901. “It is the modernists whose vision matches