I never thought I would live to write the words that will follow, but here goes. I am grateful to Ben Affleck. Not particularly for his outrage or his insights on Bill Maher's show, which, albeit entertaining, were not exactly all that insightful, but more so for bringing a particular brand of Islamophobia to the attention of the world - the kind peddled by we-love-liberalism-ers like Bill Maher and Sam Harris.
Postgraduate student in Theology at the University of Birmingham
I completed my first degree in English Language and Literature and am now doing an MRes in Religious Studies at University of Birmingham. I have also previously worked in academic research administration and management. Along with studying, raising a family, writing and social networking, I also volunteer my time with Muslim media outlets as well as our local mosque. Issues facing Muslims and other ethnic/religious minorities in Britain particularly interest me, along with other major issues in British and global politics.
27/10/2013 18:18 GMT
Dear Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, I feel compelled to write this letter in response to your recent article in the <em> Independent </em>addressing the topic of veiled Muslim women. The fact that such views were given space in the <em>Independent</em> is disappointing enough, but that they were made out as some sort of defence of Islam (the<em> right</em> kind of course, "progressive Islam") is even worse.
16/09/2013 12:23 BST
Despite being ideally placed to do so, 'Make Me a Muslim' failed to explore in greater detail the real status of women in Islam, and the fact that this, and not romantic love, brainwashing, or delusion, is what continues to attract non-Muslim British women to the faith.
01/02/2013 12:08 GMT
Anyone who watches television, or uses on-line social networks, will know that it has been a contentious week for British Muslims.
03/09/2012 13:38 BST
30/08/2012 17:14 BST
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