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They Learnt to Sign…

// August 4th, 2008 // 3 Comments » // Blog

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…have you?

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Future Muslim TV Shows

// July 26th, 2008 // 11 Comments » // Blog

This week I came across several TV-related ads whilst scrolling through the Londonistan Islamic Events and Notices e-mail:



// July 23rd, 2008 // 5 Comments » // Blog

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A Complete Beginner’s Guide to RSS

// July 21st, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog

Anyone who spends any time reading news or blogs on the Internet must have seen the term RSS thrown around, or seen this ubiquitous little icon: feed-icon-14x14

And yet, many are still unaware what RSS means, what it does, and why you should be taking advantage of it. It's simple, fun, and can save you a lot of time in your daily dallying on the wonderful world of the Internet.

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Another Dispatches Documentary

// July 6th, 2008 // 4 Comments » // Blog

But this time it might be more fair to Muslims, inshā’Allāh.

Monday 7 July 2008 at 8pm on Channel 4

Dispatches: It Shouldn't Happen to a Muslim

On the third anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings, political commentator and journalist Peter Oborne investigates whether these attacks and the fear of terrorism has fuelled the rise of violence, intolerance and hatred against British Muslims. He discovers that for many in the Muslim community, Britain is becoming a very frightening place. Dispatches meets a range of British Muslims who now live in daily fear, some because their homes are constantly vandalised, others because they or family have suffered devastatingly violent attacks.

An exclusive ICM opinion poll commissioned for Dispatches reveals the extent to which Muslims have experienced hostility, abuse and prejudice since 7/7. The same poll also reveals the general public's attitudes towards Islam and relations with Muslims.

Since the bombings there has understandably been much press coverage of the attacks and other terrorist incidents. Oborne investigates whether this coverage has had the side-effect of portraying Islam and British Muslims in a relentlessly negative fashion, leading to the demonization of a diverse group of two million people, most of whom have nothing to do with terrorism.

Dispatches commissioned a sophisticated study of press coverage from Cardiff University's School of Journalism. The research examined articles published in the British press over the last eight years and their depiction of Muslims and Islam. The troubling results of the study are revealed in the film.

Oborne also investigates the sources and accuracy of a rash of press stories that have entered the public consciousness – such as a London council 'banning Christmas' out of deference to Muslims and a 'Muslim hate mob' wrecking a house rented to returning soldiers from Afghanistan.

Oborne concludes that in today's climate the media say things about Islam and Muslims they would never say about other groups. When he replaces the word' 'Muslim' in some recent headlines with 'Jews', 'Blacks' and 'Gays' and shows them to members of the public, they find those headlines deeply offensive.

In his first interview since leaving the Metropolitan Police, the man who headed anti-terror operations on 7/7 and afterwards, former assistant commissioner Andy Hayman talks about the poor relations between Muslims and the security services.

There will also be an opportunity to put your questions to Peter Oborne in a live web chat that will take place on the Channel 4 website after the Dispatches programme finishes at 9pm on Monday 7th July.

I think I'm going to have to record it, cos I'll be attending a talk with Suhaib Webb around that time, inshā’Allāh. I missed a course that he was running this weekend in London, cos I had guests. {sad face}

But all things for a reason, eh? Alhamdulillah.

Reminder: Podcast Reviews

// June 29th, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog

Not sure how many of you read them, but just in case you forgot… I am writing a series of podcast reviews for I'm aiming for once a week (usually Saturdays), but it's been more like once a fortnight on average!

Anyway, I just posted an entry reviewing the Western Muslim podcast. Please check it out and leave your comments there so I know that you're reading. HINT HINT.

My previous reviews can be found here.

Kaffiyeh Day: What It’s Really All About

// June 4th, 2008 // 2 Comments » // Blog

Something I posted on, that explains the event from a personal perspective. Btw, apologies if you're sick of me talking about this event… it'll all be over soon. ;)

I feel somewhat overwhelmed… I didn't realise this Kaffiyeh Day thing was going to be noticed by this many people! All good and success comes from God. But even with all the positive comments, I still wonder whether I did the right thing? Is this just a huge waste of time? Are things really going to change after Friday? Will the press even give two hoots about a bunch of Facebookers wearing kaffiyeh?

Welcome to Ijtema 2.0!

// April 16th, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog

Alhamdulillah, the new site has finally been launched!

What you have to look forward to:

  • A beautiful new layout, māshā’Allāh.
  • Jazakallah khair to Shazia Mistry for working on the web design, and Teakster for his efforts with the new Ijtema logo.
  • Over the next week, Multimedia comes to Ijtema:
  • New video content thanks to a collaboration with
  • Coverage of the Islamic Arts scene by Teakster.
  • I will also be making serious use of my iPod to keep you up-to-date with the latest Islamic podcasts, inshā’Allāh.
  • The Ijtema Photo Contest
  • You can finally satiate your curiosity, as the winners have been announced!

There is actually more to come for the site, which we will unveil in good time. But for now, enjoy the new features, and please give us your feedback via this link (comments are closed on this post, as encouragement!).

May Allāh grant us success, āmīn.

Ad Complaint – Please Lower Your Gaze!

// March 17th, 2008 // 10 Comments » // Blog

I was travelling on the London Underground, on my way to meet a friend, when I was suddenly faced with something that I really didn't want to see: a very large poster advertising an art exhibit. Admittedly, there is nothing offensive in the idea of informing the public about the latest canvases to hit the gallery – no, I was more disturbed by the decision to use a portrait of a fully naked woman whose, umm… okay, I'm a Biologist, I'll just come out with it – whose genitalia were clearly visible. People, this was not a Picasso, abstract, “Am I looking at this the right way up?” piece of 'art'. It was an extremely life-like, well drawn (unfortunately), coloured portrait of a naked woman! I really didn't know where to look! Well, apart from down, obviously.


Muslims in Australia: Interview with Amir Colan

// January 24th, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog

Another entry for MuslimMatters, this time a podcast interview with the director of the film documentary, “Muslims in Australia”:

It seems that I am gradually becoming MuslimMatters' unofficial media correspondent, as I now blog about yet another documentary concerning a Muslim minority community. But perhaps the readers would be pleased to note that this film is not in fact more sensationalist propanganda designed to divide society, but rather the exact opposite. Continue reading…