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Tommy met Mo: The Usual Suspects on Oscar winning form

October 26, 2013 |

I wasn’t surprised to see the usual suspects given air time by the BBC as “prominent” Muslim figures on yesterday’s “Tommy met Mo” documentary. writes Dilly Hussain.

 

After the Woolwich attack, I tweeted Mohammed Ansar asking him … Read More

BBC and Rageh Omaar: Partners in historical propaganda

October 21, 2013 |

A friend commented: “It took centuries for the political decline of the Muslim empire and sometimes our emotional and sometimes crazy brothers and sisters think it will take 5 minutes to reverse” – the sort of reaction the … Read More

Rageh Omaar’s The Ottomans: Fairly positive with some tired stereotypes

October 13, 2013 |

Zafer Iqbal says Rageh Omaar’s BBC series about the Ottomans was fairly positive for once although it did repeat some tired revisionist stereotypes.

 

“On the edge of Europe is a city that was once the … Read More

Can Muslims Escape Cliches?

August 16, 2013 |

Can Muslims Escape Cliches?

 

I have been asked about what my thoughts were regarding a debate event happening in London entitled ‘Can Muslims escape Misogyny?’ organised by a Muslim organisation in London.

 

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Literalism, Islamism & Historicism to justify Secularism?

August 16, 2013 |

Literalism, Islamism & Historicism to justify Secularism?

 

The criticism of Mr Yusuf’s comments is mainly the bit about “the narrative that secularism and Islam are mutually exclusive is false.”

 

The … Read More

Review of Tahafut al-Falasafah (Incoherence of the Philosophers)

August 14, 2013 |

         

Review of Tahafut al-Falasafah (Incoherence of the Philosophers) – Abu Hamid Mumhammed al-Ghazali

 

The battle rages between various philosophies of ethics and political theory. Modernists advocate the use of utilitarianism (benefit/harm) … Read More