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World

Ramadan in Britain marked by government attempts to solve the “Muslim problem”

Fahad Ansari

Shawwal 09, 14272006-11-01

Ramadan 1427 provided enough evidence of the truth in Allah’s words for any Muslim to solidify his or her faith. Almost daily for about three weeks, minister after minister, newspaper after newspaper, commentator after commentator voiced opinions about the “Muslim problem” and how to solve it.

Features

The Islamophobic heart of the UK government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation

Fahad Ansari

Ramadan 28, 14262005-11-01

This month, the Islamic Human Rights Commission will publish a detailed critique of the British government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation, written by FAHAD ANSARI. Here we publish an extract focussing on the targeting of “extemism”.

World

Muslims and Muslim organizations facing an Islamophobic witch hunt in Britain

Ahmad Musa

Rajab 27, 14262005-09-01

On August 24 the British government announced details of new measures to be taken against foreign Muslims living in Britain. Foreign Muslims will be deported from Britain, or not permitted to enter the country in the first place, if they are considered by the government to be “fostering hatred or fomenting, or glorifying terrorist violence”.

World

Blair government increases pressure on British Muslims after London bombings

Ahmad Musa

Jumada' al-Akhirah 25, 14262005-08-01

As soon as it became clear that the chaos on London’s public transport on the morning of July 7 was the result of something rather more than the usual maintenance problems, Muslims inBritain knew that they would come under immense pressure if it was confirmed that Muslims were responsible, as most observers immediately suspected.

World

The truth behind the “ricin poison conspiracy”

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 22, 14262005-05-01

The timing could hardly have been better: within days of Tony Blair’s confirming that Britain’s general elections will be held on May 5, an illegal immigrant from Algeria was convicted at the high court of what government officials, police and the media described as an international conspiracy, planned by al-Qai’da, to manufacture ricin poison and use it for a mass terrorist attack in London.

Special Reports

Our wonderful and painful experience attempting to help the Palestinians

Hajira Qureshi

Sha'ban 16, 14252004-10-01

Three British Muslimahs made headlines last month when they were arrested by the Israeli authorities in Jerusalem and accused of involvement in terrorism, before being cleared...

Special Reports

The frustration of not being able to help Palestine’s suffering children

Smra Ghafoor

Sha'ban 16, 14252004-10-01

Three British Muslimahs made headlines last month when they were arrested by the Israeli authorities in Jerusalem and accused of involvement in terrorism, before being cleared...

Islamic Movement

The problem of ‘democracy’ in Muslim political discourse

Iqbal Siddiqui

Muharram 10, 14252004-03-01

The "essentially disputed" concept of democracy now dominates much of Muslim political discourse. IQBAL SIDDIQUI questions its utility, suggesting that it is virtually meaningless and creates more problems than it solves.

World

Anti-war British MP expelled from ruling Labour Party

Crescent International

Ramadan 06, 14242003-11-01

Britain’s ruling Labour Party expelled its dissident Member of Parliament George Galloway on October 23, after a special hearing of the national constitutional committee found him guilty of bringing the party into disrepute. His case is seen by some commentators as evidence of how worried British prime minister Tony Blair is by popular opposition to his pro-American foreign policy.

World

Hutton enquiry evidence reveals the British government’s lies to justify war on Iraq

Editor

Jumada' al-Ula' 21, 14372003-09-01

Three months after George Bush declared an end to "major hostilities" in Iraq, the US and Britain remain under pressure, both from resistance in Iraq and from questions at home about their reasons for going to war. In Britain the issue is now being debated in the framework of the Hutton enquiry, established to look into the apparent suicide of a weapons expert accused by the government of leaking information to the press.

Book Review

History repeats itself in Central Asia with minor variations

Ahmad Musa

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 14232003-03-01

Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia by Jennifer Siegel. Pub: I. B. Tauris & Co., London, 2002. Pp: 284. Hbk: $29.50.

Occupied Arab World

US and Britain set on Iraq war despite neither cause nor support

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14372002-10-01

espite major developments in the politicking over Iraq during the past two weeks, there can be no doubt that the US remains as determined as ever to go to war against Saddam Hussein at the earliest possible opportunity, with the avowed intention of replacing his regime with one that will be more amenable to Western interests in the region.

Occupied Arab World

America sounding drums of war against Iraq

Nasr Salem

Jumada' al-Ula' 22, 14232002-08-01

War fever against Iraq has been growing in Washington and reached a peak that has not been seen since the Gulf War. The recent sabre-rattling issuing from America has led observers to speculate not about whether America will act against Iraq but when and how it will...

Book Review

Discussing empire and imperialism in the broad sweep of world history

Laila Juma

Ramadan 16, 14222001-12-01

The USA is often described by its critics as a global empire. Those who are less critical of its role in the world sometimes prefer to describe it as the world’s sole superpower.

Book Review

Exposing the ugly underside of British society

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Awwal 24, 14222001-06-16

A key part of Western propaganda is the creation of the myth of the good life in modern Western societies. At the same time, the Western media machine regularly reports on the conditions of poor parts of the world, particularly in Asia, Africa and other places.

Editorials

Democracy: an unholy cow ripe for the slaughter

Editor

Rabi' al-Awwal 24, 14222001-06-16

Two major elections took place earlier this month. On June 7 general elections took place in Britain, the supposed birthplace of Parliamentary democracy. Tony Blair’s Labour party was returned to power for a second term by a ‘landslide’.

World

Canadian state targets Muslims with ‘anti-terrorist’ legislation

Waseem Shehzad

Muharram 22, 14222001-04-16

Following the examples of the US and Britain, the Canadian government has launched its own so-called anti-terrorism bill which, according to Muslims, will target them more than anyone else.

Features

The nature and objectives of intellectual work in the contemporary Islamic movement

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 06, 14201999-10-16

In March 1924, when Mustafa Kemal abolished the khilafah in Turkey, it evoked three distinct responses from Muslims globally. In India under British colonial rule, with a substantial Muslim population, there was great anger...

Occupied Arab World

Libya finally bows to western blackmail, sends Lockerbie suspects to trial

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14191999-04-16

Libya, a international pariah for nearly seven years, received a guarded welcome back into the international community this month. The rehabilitation came after the two Libyan nationals accused by the US and Britain of involvement in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988...

World

Imam Khomeini's fatwa against Rushdie still stands

Waseem Shehzad

Jumada' al-Akhirah 25, 14191998-10-16

Days before Iran’s foreign minister Kamal Kharazi met his British counterpart Robin Cook in New York on September 24 agreeing to restore full diplomatic relations, the British media had launched a campaign linking this to the Salman Rushdie saga.

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