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Dilly Hussain

Journalist, deputy editor of 5FivePillarsUK

Dilly Hussain is deputy editor of 5FivePillarsUK

Five Tips To Overcome Writer's Block

'Writer's block' is something nearly every blogger, journalist, academic, novelist, columnist of any worth has experienced at some point in their writing career - that irritating and frustrating period where you know you should be writing or want to write but fail to put pen to paper.
06/09/2016 09:34 BST

The Need to Define "Normative Islam"

The Normative Islam Report should not be treated as a definitive representation of the beliefs of mainstream Muslims, but as an insight to what influential British Muslims consider as the basic tenets of their faith.
15/02/2016 20:42 GMT

The "Preventing-Prevent" Lobby is Gaining Momentum

As Britain's Muslim community became more frustrated due to the draconian nature of Prevent, and its insistence in tarnishing mainstream Muslim organisations, speakers and activists as "extreme" for espousing normative Islamic beliefs, it was inevitable that a collective movement would emerge against it.
17/07/2015 15:56 BST

The 'Muslim Vote' - Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't!

With parties that have waged wars on sovereign Muslim countries, introduced laws that are common in Orwellian police states, and defended the right of a PPC to post offensive images of the most revered figure in Islam; Muslims are hardly spoilt for choice this General Election.
30/04/2015 11:54 BST

Yemen: The New Battleground Front in Saudi Arabia and Iran's Cold War

For many observers, the Saudi-led campaign against the Houthis is the latest episode in an ongoing wider cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Yemen, many argue, is the latest battleground front - joining Lebanon, Bahrain, Syria and Iraq - where the region's chief power-brokers have been locked in a proxy war for the best part of 20 years.
08/04/2015 12:42 BST

British Muslims Unify in Light of the CTS Act

As the number of Muslim signatories continues to increase, it will be interesting to see what tangible actions will be taken moving forward by the various figureheads to get their grievances taken seriously.
13/03/2015 11:25 GMT

What Happened to the "Beautiful Man" That Became Jihadi John?

It is inevitable that the Western world is still recovering from the horrific images of British aid workers and American journalists being beheaded in orange jump suits, by a masked executioner with a London accent. But as difficult as it may be, there must be a genuine attempt in creating a nuanced approach to understand what leads individuals like Adebolajo and Emwazi to resort to such extreme measures.
04/03/2015 16:14 GMT

The CTS Bill is a Step Closer to UK Becoming a Police State

The irony behind the CTS Bill is that it goes against every liberal democratic value that Britain prides itself upon. When the bill becomes legislation, any remnant of tolerance that Britain has ever possessed or known will be single handily destroyed.
02/02/2015 14:03 GMT

The Battle for British Islam = Propaganda for the CTS Bill

The political agenda pushed by journalists such as Ware, is nothing short of a divisive and destructive mechanism to socially facilitate the British public's support, or at least acceptance for a draconian legislation, such as the CTS bill by capitalising on people's fear of Muslims.
13/01/2015 11:47 GMT

"Theresa May Exiled Me to Pakistan Via a 'Secret Court'"

Speaking to me from Pakistan via Skype, a British-born man claims his family are victims of the UK's secret courts, after he and his three sons were stripped of their citizenship in 2011 for alleged links to Al Qaeda and a banned Pakistani terror group.
22/12/2014 13:41 GMT

Peshawar School Attack - Violence Breeds Violence

Whilst there is absolutely no justification for the killing of women and children in Islam, Muslim leaders have made the all-too-common mistake of apologising and condemning a crime which was not carried out in the name of religion. Rather, the unfortunate event that occurred was as a result of an ongoing cycle of violence that began in 2001.
19/12/2014 11:21 GMT

The Terror Case of Ryan McGee That Never Was

Not a single article in the British press mentioned the word 'terrorist' in reference to McGee's case. The hypocrisy and double standards of the British justice system and the media is as clear as daylight.
08/12/2014 12:37 GMT

The Criminalisation of Islam in The British Media

The coordinated propaganda against Islam in the media is occurring for a reason, and that reason is to fan Islamophobia in order to create an atmosphere of hate, distrust, suspicion and fear of Muslims.
03/12/2014 10:30 GMT