Hussein Kesvani
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Hussein is currently a third year History undergraduate, focusing particularly on 19th century British Imperialism in Palestine. He is also the deputy political editor of Nouse, the University of York student newspaper, as well as the Political Editor of The Zahir, a student-based culture magazine at the university. He also writes on political, cultural and social issues on his blog, which can be found at

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Debates on Gender Segregation Have Ignored Muslim Women

(6) Comments | Posted 16 December 2013 | (23:00)

It turns out that British universities are further bowing to Shariah Law (at least according to some bloggers) by 'enabling' gender segregation. The issue comes in light of a recent report by Universities UK (now retracted) suggesting that 'gender separation is not alien to our culture'.

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The Madness of it All

(0) Comments | Posted 8 August 2013 | (15:14)

To all freshers, and prospective university students : there will come a time in your final year, probably during the spring term, where you'll go through an existential crisis.

Like many of my former classmates, you might try to hide from it by seeking refuge in the confines of the...

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Zero Hour Contracts Reflect A Weak Economy

(2) Comments | Posted 8 August 2013 | (14:56)

Recent outrage concerning 'zero-hour' contracts has dominated the headlines this past week.

Revising their estimate up from 25,000 to around one million, the Office of National Statistics has admitted that the number of UK workers on these contracts - which don't guarantee work hours, standard rates of pay or...

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The Communications Data Bill Won't Prevent Future Terrorism

(0) Comments | Posted 31 May 2013 | (23:50)

In the wake of the Woolwich tragedy, in which a young soldier was brutally killed in broad daylight, it seems that it's not just the English Defence League that are capitalising on the incident. In a more cynical, and certainly disgraceful fashion, our very own Home Secretary is now using...

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iERA Does No Favours For Muslim Students

(3) Comments | Posted 15 March 2013 | (04:38)

Most young British Muslims today will make no secret of the pertinent leadership crisis in their communities. From Khutbahs (Friday sermons) recited in Urdu by out of touch preachers to uninspiring mosque committees forged through generations of nepotism, it's no surprise that many young Muslims- myself included, feel disenfranchised by...

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The Bonus Debacle Shows Osborne's Fear Of Bankers

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2013 | (17:00)

Oh how the mighty have fallen... well not exactly. The EU's latest proposal to cap banker's bonuses at base rate wasn't exactly the Cleansing of the Temple, despite what Mayor of London Boris Johnson might think. However, it may have been one of the first attempts to curb a venomous...

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How We All Became Alex Jones

(21) Comments | Posted 16 January 2013 | (23:00)

Over the past few days, a video showing the host, Alex Jones' tirade against CNN anchor Piers Morgan has become a viral sensation. Within the space of 15 minutes, Jones not only declared Morgan as a "hatchet man of the new world order" but also might threatened war on...

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Laws Alone Won't Curb India's Rape Culture

(13) Comments | Posted 28 December 2012 | (10:25)

After the brutal gang-rape of an Indian female student in Delhi, marking the 637th recorded case this year, India has been forced to confront the darkest elements of it's cultural history. Though little information that has been released, women across the subcontinent have organised in protest against an inherently misogynistic...

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Sadly, Humiliation is an Intrinsic Part of Our Media Culture

(2) Comments | Posted 11 December 2012 | (15:24)

As the two Australian DJ's responsible for the 'Royal Baby Hoax' were interviewed on television this week, their composure could not have been any further from the charismatic radio presenters they had been a few days ago. Disheveled, insecure and broken, both Mel Grieg and Michael Christian appeared tearfully remorseful...

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