Thursday, 20 June 2019

Hometown Documentary

Mobeen Azhar, BBC News, How did my sleepy hometown become a violent crime hotspot?

Essential viewing from ⁦Mobeen Azhar⁩ - and the in-depth report offers many insights. "The investigation lasted almost two years, and its findings suggested links between Huddersfield and the national and international drugs trade. I found out that British Pakistanis are significantly overrepresented when it comes to convictions for intent to supply class A drugs in Yorkshire and Humber. Why was this happening in my community, and was there a link with the death of a local man named Yassar Yaqub?"

British Muslims Navigating between Individualism and Traditional Authority

New and noted: Hira Amin, 'British Muslims Navigating between Individualism and Traditional Authority', 'Religions' Journal (haven't read it all yet!)

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Organ Donational Fatwa

BBC News, Islamic fatwa approves organ donation after Bristol man's efforts "This new fatwa complements the previous fatwas and is aimed at British Muslims who are predominantly of south Asian background and heritage.
"Scholar Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt, who issued the fatwa, said he hoped the move would help to "serve as a catalyst" for change."

Monday, 17 June 2019


@1919raceriots is an ingenious twitter feed reflecting the 1919 Cardiff Race riots in 'real time', together with comments.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Eid @ Cambridge

Eid sermon at the Cambridge Mosque:

Freedom 360

BBC News, Seeking asylum: 'Trusting our lives to people smugglers' "The stories of five people who fled persecution in their own countries and found sanctuary in Wales are being told via a virtual reality exhibition in Cardiff." Freedom 360 has info on the exhibit