I recently gave a comment to Al-Jazeera on the current debate amongst British politicians on military intervention in Syria against ISIS. Although ISIS has been a scourge in the region, it is no different to the scourge of the Secular Baathist… Read More ›
My Discussion with an MP on BBC Radio about Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech and plan to fight Islamic [non-violent] ‘Extremism’
On 20th July 2015, I discussed with MP Jeffrey Donaldson about David Cameron’s speech, highlighting the attempt by the UK government to bring in a raft of draconian laws. I refuted the dangerous logic espoused by David Cameron, although belief… Read More ›
As Muslims, we are obliged to ‘co-operate in righteousness and piety’ and not in ‘sinfulness and transgression’ [Quran 5:2]. As Muslims wherever we are in the world, we work for the betterment of our surrounding society, our neighbours and poor… Read More ›
Q&A: Is it overblown to describe the Muslim plight in some Western countries as ‘Discrimination’ and ‘Persecution’?
[Facebook Query on profile post 10th July 2015] In response to an article I re-posted, written by Mehdi Hasan on the experience of the Muslim community since 7/7 in the UK, I was asked a pertinent question by a reader…. Read More ›
On Thursday 2nd July 2015, the UK Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, called for the UK’s armed forces to bomb ISIS in Syria (and not just Iraq) as a reaction to the attack against British tourists in Tunisia. On 2nd July 2015,… Read More ›
In the USA, every year, over 33,626 people are killed by guns. 16,121 people per year are murdered . (The last accurate data collection for this was 2013). In 2013, the total number of deaths for Terrorism occurring GLOBALLY was… Read More ›
BBC Radio 5: Abdullah al Andalusi on UK Government’s treatment of British Muslim families with members involved in the Syrian civil war
I was interviewed by Anna Foster on BBC Radio 5 Live, on the topic of the UK government criminalising Muslims who go to Syria, and the government’s demand that family members report to the Police anyone in their family who… Read More ›
Some Observations on the 2015 UK General Election Results and the UK Parliamentary System (and some good news for Labour Party Voters)
The UK election is over, and now begins a 5 year term by the Conservative Party who have formed a bare majority within the UK Parliament’s lower house (The House of Commons). What lessons did we learn from the election,… Read More ›
On the 23rd April 2015, the prestigious Cambridge Union, at Cambridge University debated the motion ‘This House Believes the West is the Blame for Islamic Extremism (Terrorism)’. The debate motion had three speakers in proposition of the motion, and three… Read More ›
Video: BBC 1 ‘Big Questions’: British Muslims & Apostates, Is UK culture hostile to men, and is there a stigma against stay-at-home mothers?
Video of the BBC 1 ‘Big Questions’ episode on: British Muslims & Apostates, Is UK culture hostile to men, and is there a stigma against stay-at-home mothers? I commented on the other two questions in their respective segments. However, if… Read More ›