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News & Analysis

Aasia… and the Prophet’s Covenant

John Andrew Morrow

Rabi' al-Awwal 23, 14402018-12-01

Those baying for a poor Pakistani Christian woman’s blood accusing her of blasphemy seem to have totally ignored the noble Messenger’s (pbuh) own conduct in such cases.

Daily News Analysis

PEN to honor Charlie Hebdo’s hate speech against Muslims

Crescent International

Rajab 08, 14362015-04-27

Not all Western writers have succumbed to Islamophobia. This has become evident in the way some writers, among them Francine Prose (shown in photo) and Peter Carey have reacted to PEN American Center's award to the Islamophobic magazine Charlie Hebdo. They have decided to boycott the award ceremony on May 5 in New York.

Book Review

Theoretical and philosophical discussion which fails to address the realities facing European Muslims

Iqbal Siddiqui

Ramadan 11, 14302009-09-01

To be a European Muslim by Tariq Ramadan. Pub: The Islamic Foundation, Leicester, UK, 1999. Pp: 272. Pbk: £5.95.


The achievement of the Rushdie protests

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14292008-11-01

The last few weeks have seen the stirrings of what may become the basis for another world-wide Muslim protest movement like those about the Rushdie fitna and the Danish cartoons insulting the Prophet (saw). Beaufort House, a minor publisher in the US, has published a sleazy work of fiction called The Jewel of Medina, by Sherry Jones, which has been described as a work of “soft porn” set in the time of the Prophet and taking a bowdlerised version of the life of Hadhrat A’isha (r.a.) as its theme.


Global tobacco mafia enlists Rushdie’s ghost against South Africa

Our Correspondent in Pretoria

Rajab 11, 14191998-12-01

South Africa, to its great credit, has taken firm steps to introduce some of the world’s toughest anti-smoking laws to the undisguised alarm of the tobacco companies, which have declared total war on the initiative, assembling some bizarre foot-soldiers, including Slaman Rushdie’s ghost to defeat it.


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.


Garaudy on trial for his thoughts, Rushdie at large, laughing

Our Correspondent in Paris

Shawwal 19, 14181998-02-16

A well-known and respected French scholar, Roger Garaudy, is on trial in the land of ‘liberty’ and ‘fraternity’ for publishing a thoroughly researched and schorlarly work on the mythical foundations of Israeli policy...


Dr Kalim Siddiqui 1933-1996

Crescent International

Dhu al-Qa'dah 12, 14161996-04-01

Well known for his unreserved support for the Islamic Revolution of Iran and its chief exponent to the outside world, Dr. Kalim Siddiqui, the late founder-leader of The Muslim Parliament in Britain, believed that the Muslim world needed a series of revolutions.

Letter: Intellectual basis of modern Islam

Kalim Siddiqui

Muharram 18, 14141993-07-08

Let me acknowledge at once that there now exists a state of war between the 'progressives', whose representation of 'European values' Rushdie finds 'attractive', and those 'in revolt against history'. The latter Rushdie rightly and accurately names as 'Siddiquis and Hizbollahs and blind sheikhs and ayatollahs'.

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