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David Cameron Demands British Nationalism for Muslims, but Ummah-style Solidarity Amongst Westerners

David Cameron demands British Nationalism for Muslims, but Ummah-style solidarity amongst Westerners. David Cameron recently said with regards to “non-violent extremism” (his view of mainstream Islam): “it is a worry for the world that some feel allegiance only to a religious brotherhood, instead of to their fellow citizens in nation states”. And yet, following the … Continue reading

What is the Real Ideology that Leads to Terrorism?

Here is a video excerpt from the full debate refuting the claim that religion, or an interpretation of religion, leads to terrorism. I then discuss the real ideology that actually justifies terrorism in its name. (This video is an excerpt from the iERA organised debate ‘Is Islam the solution or cause of Extremism?’)

Response to comments by supporters of Sara Khan (Inspire)

Following the publication of my article, “Sara Khan and Maajid Nawaz: Faux Indignation and Feminist Excommunication (Takfir)“, I received a comment from one of Sara Khan’s supporters, Zeena Yasin. Zeena Yasin was very recently welcomed to Sara Khan’s Inspire team, by its other Co-Founder, Kalsoom Bashir: Here is her comment: Here was my response: You say, “Just … Continue reading

Sara Khan and Maajid Nawaz – Faux Indignation and Feminist Excommunication (Takfir)

The Daily Mail recently raised a furore over Maajid Nawaz’ (Co-Founder and Chair of the Quilliam Foundation, and Lib-Dem parliamentary candidate) session at a strip club, revealing footage in which he appeared to be repeatedly attempting to molest a dancer. As a self-professed ‘feminist’, many eyebrows were raised at Nawaz’ hypocrisy for degrading women in … Continue reading

Women in Islam and Feminism: Compatible or Conflicting?

The video has been released of my lecture at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, held on 27th February 2014) discussing the controversial topic, ‘Women in Islam & Feminism’ answering the question whether they are compatible or conflicting? There were a number of vocal Feminist attendees who engaged strongly in … Continue reading

Why Liberalism does not want you to wear the niqab

“Find them behind the veil where they hide themselves” The situation of the Muslim woman, and particularly the wearing of the veil, has persistently been used through recent history as the “theme of action” by those working to intellectually subdue Muslim communities. In colonial Egypt, British colonial officials specifically cited the veil and treatment of … Continue reading

UPCOMING EVENT on WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER: Women of Faith at SOAS University, UK

Tomorrow evening, from 6pm-8pm, I will be speaking about the realities of being Muslim, alongside a Christian woman who will be speaking of her own experience as a Christian. The session will be followed by an open discussion. Venue: SOAS University, Russel Square, Main Building, Rm 559.

UPCOMING EVENT on MONDAY 20th OCTOBER: SPEAKSIS at University College London (UCL), UK

My Public Speech on the UK Government and Media’s Attack on Muslim Gender Segregation

Here is my response to the UK Government and media’s attack on Muslim gender segregation, and the intolerance of the Islamic practices of the Muslim minority of the UK. The title of the event was ‘Muslim Women’s Unified Response to the Attack of Gender Segregation’. The event was attended by a panel of female Muslim speakers, … Continue reading

Feminism is Misogyny – as demonstrated by MP Sarah Wollaston

MP Sarah Wollaston has publicly expressed her vehement opposition to Muslim females wearing the niqab (face veil) (in The Telegraph, here). Here is part of a brief exchange I had with Wollaston on Twitter: @drwollastonmp: Our schools should teach & encourage girls to communicate not collude with a misogynist opinion that they should be masked … Continue reading

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