These shocking pictures sadly demonstrate the absolutely hopeless lengths the Govt spooks will go to use pathetic and discredited characters like Tamsin Lucia Khan to try and spin the view of the State to Muslim youngsters.
Khan who like Konnie Huq admits to being yet another Govt agent working for spy outfit Prevent has written an article for the Daily Mirror where she talks about her "chill" at Muslims being arrested by counter terrorism police and how she is "baffled" by their behavior. In addition, she talks about Muslims holding "extreme" views and that the West " is not at war with Islam", an almost identical narrative to the Spooks and Neo Cons.
The hypocrisy of this women is absolutely breathtaking, she claims young Muslims have extraordinary views, asking why these kids raise the issue of Palestine or Iraq and this coming from a woman who has studied PPE at Oxford, apparently specialising in international relations.
Tamsin, the reason young Muslim brothers raise the injustice of Iraq and Palestine is unlike you they understand Islam and practice it. In between taking your clothes off for sex shoots study the hadiths particularly the following one which might help you understand why our brothers are understandably concerned about the plight of their fellow Muslims:
"You will see the believers in their mutual kindness, love and sympathy just like one body When a limb complains the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever. (Bukhari/Muslim)
LM finds it hilarious that Khan mentions the young Muslims boys she tries to indoctrinate were "tongue tied", I'm not surprised, they were probably, given her sex history bemused about why she did not proceed to take her kit off which presumably explains the healthy turnout in various community halls up and down the country.
My advice to Sister Tamsin (real name Farhrana) while the Sun excuses you for going naked it is we Muslims who are really "baffled" about how a sister can take her clothes off, try and show her naked body then lecture the Muslim community about Islam. It is you Farhrana as the pictures demonstrate that is "extreme".
I'm not a big cricket fan but could not help avoid watching the Poms defeating Australia in this years Ashes.
One downside for us living here in England is now having to put up with the insufferable Barmy Army probably now claiming that all their current crop of batsmen are on a par with Don Bradman.
The upside is Australia replacing Ricky Ponting with their first Muslim cricketer Usman Khawaja who frankly should have been in the team from the start of the series. LM wishes Khawaja well and recommends this excellent article by Peter Roebuck although naturally I'm rooting for England.
Last night I tweeted about the usual Armageddon type article by Damian Thompson who cites Pew Research indicating latest estimates for our UK Muslim population is approaching 3 million in other words almost 4.6% of total population.
LM likes the irony of Neo Con Torygraph being worried about the demise of so called "liberal Britain". Surely rather than spreading wild innuendo about an onset of public executions and floggings the Torygraph should be grateful that we Muslims have taken on the burden of being tomorrow's taxpayers for old white grumpy male baby boomers.
The article is typical of current white right wing male scaremongering where Thompson cites British social attitudes on a host of topics yet with coalition plans to introduce e petitions the likelihood of "liberal Britain" proposing illiberal policies is high.
Why don't the Torygraph just come clean and admit that so called "liberal Britain" has always had an issue with Catholics, Jews, Blacks and all manner of other minorities as Muslims simply become latest victims.
The Bombay Stock Exchange has launched a Sharia Index of 50 companies who meet the Islamic legal code criteria established by India's Sharia advisory board.
LM welcomes this move by India who appear to acknowledge that currently the 15% of its population who are Muslim have not been traditionally well served by its financial sector.
What's also interesting about this move is how India understandably with approaching 200 Muslims seem to be positioning themselves as a leader in Islamic Finance to counter the Middle East and Malaysia.
Last night Indonesia and Malaysia two predominantly Muslim countries played each other with Malaysia winning 3-0 however, Indonesian fans reacted furiously to allegations that Malaysian fans used laser beams to cheat their way to victory leading to such a worldwide reaction that the issue was trending on Twitter.
Following the Algerian-Egypt model, Indonesia's President will lodge a formal complaint accusing Malaysia of cheating and sadly after irresponsible reporting by the Jakarta Post talking up a "soccer war" between these two traditional Muslim rivals the situation looks as though it inevitably will lead to strained diplomatic relations.
I'm no supporter of cheating but surely the reaction is hysterical to say the least and possibly being used by those with a mischievous agenda particularly when you consider Indonesia's President remained silent after his own people ie Indonesian maids were literally being abused by Saudi employers behaving like tyrants.
The return match is on Wednesday and with riots in Indonesia just over ticket sales LM urges both countries to calm down before someone literally dies over a football match.
However, despite the above imagine my excitement when I heard that Canada's Muslim were organising a major conference this weekend so naturally the first thing I did was hurriedly reach for the agenda to establish how they would seek to counter the continued political threat from the most right wing and Pro Israel Prime Minister in its history.
Sadly Canada's Muslims immediate priority does not seem to include any political strategy but amongst other things the need to counter pornography and how to be a good Muslim with busy daily schedules. Approaching 17,000 Muslims in Canada will be at the event to have a pray, and a sing song but continue to be the most politically incompetent Muslims in the West.
Australia not to be outdone by its old colonial masters in the UK has also taken a hostile approach towards Muslims which started when John Howard signed the country up for illegal wars in Muslim lands.
The most visible example of its appalling treatment towards Muslims was the disgraceful manner in which Mohamed Hanif an innocent Indian Muslim Doctor was accused and detained without charge on trumped up terrorism charges before being kicked out of the country.
Apparently in the deal negotiated with the Australian Government Hanif received $1m and an apology however, money can never be a substitute for loss of liberty.
LM has written extensively about the disgusting practice of child marriage and before the beards kick off I have cited fatwa's from renowned scholars who also reject this practice in current times.
Recently we have had a series of own goals on the topic of marriage with one sick fruitcake claiming rape is "impossible" within marriage.
However, finally and not before time some good news on the topic of child marriage or lets call it what it really is child rape, a Malaysian Islamic court has ruled that the "marriage" of an 11 year old girl to a 41 year old man is illegal. I'm not surprised that the man was trying it on with his fourth wife which highlights the focus on sex and nothing else. In addition, although I don't condone the actions I'm not surprised that some Muslim sisters have had enough of being one of four wife's.
A gang of Muslim thugs have been locked up for a sadistic and brutal attack on a pedestrian in East London.
What LM found shocking is how what initially appeared an innocuous road rage remark by the pedestrian escalated into a full scale nihilistic attack involving family and gang members while the public did nothing to help or stop the situation and even worse the victim was locked out of a restaurant when he sought to escape.
Perhaps my point about stopping the attacks is a little excessive given the wild violent nature of the attack involving this entire Muslim gang however, sadly what we seem to be witnessing is an increasing resort to extreme forms of gratuitous "clockwork" violence. A case in point was the girl who brutally murdered a gay civil servant for simply being gay.
My advice to the young Muslim attackers is seek forgiveness from Allah swt for your crimes and learn in future to behave as a Muslim should while LM also pays tribute to the Police bravery which appeared to save the victims life.
What's interesting about this story is the racism that Christians suffer at the hands of Jewish extremists in Israel who dismiss Christians with contempt and how Muslim Arabs are in same boat as Christians who also suffer equally at the hands of their Jewish occupiers.
The issue of Jewish racism and hostility towards Christians was highlighted previously by Damian Thompson although it continues to be a taboo subject with relatively little coverage.
Singh who is clean shaven and does not do a turban made some utterly grotesque remarks about Islam which presumably is partly explained by the MDL who highlighted his Sister reverted to Islam. The EDL also have a "Muslim" member and one has to sympathise with some "brown sahibs" from the Sub Continent whose insecurity leads them to join a Nazi organisation in order to be welcomed and finally establish a sense of belonging from their extremist peers down the pub.
LM's regular readers will know that earlier in the year I was a strong supporter of Lutfur's campaign to initially be Labour's candidate in Tower Hamlets before a combination of Muslim snakes in the guise of Helal Abbas and Rusharnara Ali as well as parasites and Israelites like Gilligan and Edward Jeory did all they could to help the NEC remove Rahman as Labour's candidate.
What was remarkable about the successful campaign by Rahman is how despite his myriad nature of influential political enemies he took the political bull by the horns and defeated them all. What scares the jeepers out of the white male Judeo Christian establishment is a Muslim in a suit and without a beard taking political power through entirely legitimate democratic means. Lutfur Rahman is not a loud mouth bearded rabble rousing munafiqeen so loved by the media but ironically and not entirely to my liking a bit of a Blairite who is closely associated with David Milliband and supported his campaign to be leader of the Labour Party.
The establishment love Muslim bearded nutters because it coincidentally suits the narrative of defending society from extreme violent fruitcakes and helps build their broader view about the need for a new world order hidden behind a strong security establishment with civil liberties an alien concept.
Lutfur had everything but the kitchen sink thrown at him because unlike the beards this concept of a politically active and engaged Muslim in a suit is a real danger to the political status quo. The political and media establishment via Murdoch can handle the image of suicide bombers and the Taliban but a Muslim Democrat is what they really fear although will never admit to it.
Despite all manner of tired old accusations about Islamism and extremism when LM visited East London last week for a curry I don't recall seeing any floggings or public executions as some would have you believe. Lufur Rahman has done an enormous service showing Muslims how to take on our political enemies and established the political model for success through ensuring London in 2012 is back in the hands of Ken Livingstone when the real political battle begins.
These are the pictures of the Brother and Father of Harry Potter star Afshan Azad who appeared to think it was appropriate to assault her and force Afshan to escape the family house via her bedroom window.
What a bunch of delinquents and how brave of these two men who physically intimidated a young Muslim girl to such an extent that she had to leave the family home and escape to London where she is now living in hiding out of fear for her life.
The appropriately named Qazi was fraudulently claiming carers allowance despite receiving an income from the BBC.
Great to see hypocrisy within the Muslim community is still rampant after all with the prisons full of Muslims and Muslims jostling at the front of the queue for benefits most notably Housing Benefit some of us should be ashamed about our begging mentality.
In what can only be described as sadly yet another strong field, Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zadari has beaten off tough competition to be crowned LM's Muslim Idiot of the Year for 2010. Last year's prestigious and inaugural award went to the Pharaoh Hosni Mubarak from Egypt.
LM would probably take until the end of next year if I had to outline all the reasons why Zadari qualifies as my Muslim idiot of the year however, briefly how dare this prat go on a shopping spree in the West while his country and desperate people were drowning from the appalling floods.
LM previously highlighted the peculiar case of Afshan Azad the Muslim actress who starred in the Harry Potter Series as Padma Patil.
One of the reasons I called the case complex and worthy of a JK Rowland book in its own right was due to charges being levelled by Afshan against her family who she said were trying to kill her then promptly withdrawn.
LM believes this case reveals something something altogether more hypocritical about Muslim men. While the brother in this case was happy to call Afshan a "prostitute" and attack her for having a boyfriend how many Muslim brothers also have girlfriends. While Muslim men are out and about shagging around they simply cannot tolerate their sisters doing the same which prompts all manner of accusations about girls being slappers well it takes two to tango, who are the girls sleeping with.
In addition, what this case illustrates is the taboo subject of a Muslim girl with a Hindu boyfriend. For Muslims from the sub-continent a female member of the family bringing home or going out with either a Hindu or in particular a Sikh lies utter shame and humiliation and I wonder if that is what this case is really all about.
The taking of any innocent life In Islam is considered a major sin however the absolutely horrific killing of a 4 year old girl by her mother in East London seems to have very sadistic ritualistic and sinister overtones.
Some bizarre Muslims particularly from the Sub Continent do believe in spirits possessing bodies aka (Jinn) and appear to engage in what can only be described as a variation of voodoo black magic to exercise the body which has nothing to do with Islam.
However, the grotesque killing of a poor little girl by cutting out of her organs is utterly incomprehensible, the mother has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and is where she belongs in a secure mental health unit. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (انا لله وانا اليه راجعون)
New Zealand has agreed to meet Malaysia's strict halal standards which appears to know allow halal auditors to pave the way for New Zealand's Meat industry to access the growing Malaysian Halal market.
While New Zealand makes considerable progress as I've already highlighted it is time for the meat industry here in the UK to also make strides to enter the Halal meat market thus benefiting from enormous financial rewards.
Police are investigating a fire at Gafoor Halal Products Europe's largest Halal poultry processing facility in Preston here in the UK.
While nobody has been arrested and there is no evidence to suggest who the culprits are Preston was recently the victim of a EDL demo.
With news also today that a Muslim cemetery has come under attack with graves desecrated in Leeds its surprising there are still some who maintain that the UK is not going through a deeply racist period with Muslims increasingly the victims.
Now I know some Jews understandably like to kick off when remarks about Jews are made by those of us who sadly don't qualify as one of the "chosen people". However, help me out here when a Jew makes a clearly outrageous remark about fellow Jews why are the usual suspects over at the CST, Harry's Place or the Board of Deputies silent?
Although the remark was made a long time ago and released by the Nixon Library, Kissenger has been feted by Jewish groups around the world as a strong Israelite. Will these same groups now disown one of their own in perhaps the same manner they went for Helen Thomas?
Only an American can be stupid enough to go and live in Indonesia which has the largest Muslim population in the world and turn off the loudspeaker of a Mosque because it disturbed him.
One can imagine the hysterical reaction in America if a Muslim turned up to a Church and cut the ropes to its Bell because it was causing a migraine.
The American idiot in question is a character called Gregory Luke who sadly as a result of his stupidity almost got stoned to death by locals not surprisingly rather upset that their ability to hear the Azan was interrupted by Luke who now faces prosecution for blasphemy.
LM is not the least surprised that the most expensive Christmas tree in the world decked out outrageously in 181 diamonds, sapphires, precious stones etc and valued at $11m is in a hotel lobby in Muslim Abu Dhabi.
LM will also not be surprised when Muslims throw out these debauched despotic tyrants who rule Muslim lands on behalf of the West. While these Arab monarchies fritter away the resources provided by Allah swt on Christian practices you realise that increasingly they have gone to far and need to be removed from power. How revealing that when asked if this Christmas Tree in a Muslim land might cause an issue the non Muslim General Manager of the Hotel simply refers to Abu Dhabi as a "liberal country".
However, be careful when the revolution begins and a domino effect starts to destroy all corrupt Arab monarchies don't be taken in by the western establishment and Murdoch line that Muslim extremists are involved. This will be a matter of ordinary Muslims who are sick and tired of these ruling alcoholic, gambling, sex crazed hypocrites and are compelled to do the right thing. The clock is ticking.
The Prevent scheme which New Labour and its mates in the establishment like to call an "anti extremism scheme" is to get a redesign which smacks of the same old flawed Neo Con thinking which even the Americans have moved away from.
Apparently according to the ex spook and current Security Minister Neveille Jones the £60m pot of money should be focused on individuals in danger of what she calls radicalisation.
LM can perhaps save the Taxpayer some money by telling the establishment stop killing Muslims and occupying Muslim lands and you wont have Muslim radicalisation to worry about.
LM highlighted the case of Maria Hardman a sister in Boulder America and University of Colarado student who was told by a Judge that she would have to remove her hijab in order to have a Jail photo taken.
Common sense appears to have finally prevailed and the Boulder Sheriff will now allow Maria, a revert to Islam to continue wearing the Hijab so long as she pushes the headscarf further back in order to expose her hairline and ears.
I think Maria, who has told me she will provide LM with her response to the Judge has great ears so come on Sis lets see your ears. This is Maria's previous response to her critics.
While we celebrate a great victory for Maria lets not forget the persecution of other American Muslim sisters like Lisa Vallentine who was arrested by a judge in Georgia for refusing to take her Hijab off in court.
You really could not make this up but perhaps the two most Islamophobic country's in Europe, France and UK are currently according to the FT behind its paywall in a bizarre battle to establish themselves as the center of Islamic finance in Europe.
The UK which has the EDL and its only export ie racism along with France who include Le Pen's daughter and seem hell bent on banning anything to do with Islam namely Hijab's and Niqabs both have the audacity and cheek to try and make money on the back of Islamic finance.
What's even more hilarious is Farminda Bi mentions the hijab ban in France not doing them any favours as if the UK has anything to celebrate with Alf Garnets around every corner. Bi has been trying to become a Labour MP and often crops up in selections like Walthamstow as well as establishing Progressive British Muslims which has progressively done nothing of note.
Occasionally, LM likes to think of myself as the forgiving sort but give me strength some of you white right wing European racists do take the biscuit with your hypocrisy.
My regular readers will know LM gets a bit irked when Muslim sisters are told how to dress by men be it the issue of the Hijab or the Niqab.
However, I do wonder if I should make an exception with Konnie Huq my favourite Blue Peter Presenter whose dress sense seems to be shall we say bordering on a major wardrobe malfunction.
Konnie, for a person who went to Cambridge, studied Economics and clearly without wishing to sound patronising is a bright lass do you really need to prove yourself or your beauty by taking clothes off and leaving little to the imagination?
LM has been deeply saddened by news of Christians in Indonesia feeling so embattled that they have to resort to literally begging the President of Indonesia to protect them from Muslim vigilante attacks.
While President Youdhoyono has already appealed for calm I fear this behaviour which mirrors similar attacks on minority Christians in Iraq and Pakistan might be sadly the tip of the iceberg.
Lets be clear Muslim abuse of minority Christians is following a similar pattern to the Christan West who increasingly are treating Muslim minorities with abuse, racism and attacks on our Mosques by the EDL.
However, what should distinguish Muslim extremists from Christian extremists is our faith specifically recognises and acknowledges Christians as people of the book and part of the Abrahmaic faiths so in other words there should be no toleration for any attack by any Muslim on any Christian period and the perpetrators dealt with harshly and swiftly before the situation continues to deteriorate.
LM as my regular readers will know is particularly keen to promote Halal Tourism by ensuring Muslims visit countries that are politically and culturally sympathetic to the wider Muslim cause.
I've highlighted previously here and here how dependent the UK tourist industry is on Muslim tourists while also mentioning the important work going on to ensure the establishment of packages and facilities that are halal compliant for Muslims. However, its great to see evidence that Muslims across the world appear to be adjusting their holiday requirements and choosing countries like Malaysia as the preferred tourism destination.
LM continues to urge the Muslim ummah to hurt financially countries with growing Islamophobic sentiment and in my opinion visit Muslim countries like Malaysia and Turkey. No Muslim should visit America given the racist tone and no Muslim should ever visit Disney after the appalling way Muslim sisters who wear the Hijab are treated by Disney a company who continue to refuse to apologise for their racism.
Numerous UK Tabloids are gleefully reporting that the freak who blew himself up in Sweeden was living and studying in Luton.
The freak who has apparently almost been identified by his DNA had been according to family and neighbours the usual mild mannered doting husband and father but in reality was just another prat who decides to latch onto a cause and attempt to blow up innocent civilians. No surprise that he was also like many nutters looking for more wife's to breed.
I have no time for this freak although what worries me is yet again in the name of Islam someone attempts a heinous crime and continues to assist our foes who immediately are pressed into action by attempting to smear all Muslims claiming the UK is a "safe haven" for suicide bombers.
I've made my views clear long ago about other freaks in Luton here and here although unlike this idiot they are not suicide bombers however, it is we Muslims that need to rid them from our midst and how reassuring it is to read that this suicide bombing freak was kicked out of Luton Mosque for being too extreme.
Arif Ansari is breaking the news that as suspected Deborah Abrahams has won the selection to be Labour's candidate in Oldham.
What an utter farce that Labour can maintain the sham of carrying out a democratic process when in reality the likes of Norma Stephenson and Michael Cashman MEP who ran the shortlisting and interviews managed to keep out the most impressive local Muslim candidate Afzal Khan.
Ed Miliband should be ashamed of himself that this is how Labour continue to behave towards local Muslim pillars of the community. Moreover as I've already highlighted is Norma Stephenson the most hostile and anti Muslim member of Labour's NEC and to think she is President of Unison which must have thousands of Muslim members.
However, given the Labour desperation to shoe in its health geek Abrahams by getting two Muslim candidates to fight against each other one would like to think that Abdul Jabber and Riaz Ahmad might actually engage what passes as the odd brain cell and talk to each other about the wider Muslim interests of unity.
Even with one Muslim candidate standing the vote might not stack up in their favour thanks to the NEC however, currently despite stiff competition and given their refusal to compromise they have to be the two biggest Muslim idiots in Oldham.
Labour's NEC has true to form appeared to stitch up the final short list of Labour's candidates for Oldham's bye election following the election court decision to strip lying racist Phil Woolas as MP.
According to the BBC the final short list of 3 includes 2 Muslims and one Non Muslim candidate with a ridiculous omission of Afzal Khan. Readers may wonder why I'm critical given two of 3 candidates (Riaz Ahmad and Abdul Jabber) who will now be put forward for final selection by Oldham members are Muslim. Labour's NEC chose 2 Muslims for one reason and one reason only to ensure Muslim members of Oldham CLP divide their loyalty and votes amongst the two while Debbie Abrahams slips through. In other words classic divide and rule.
Irrespective of divide and rule tactics the Muslim response should be to tactically outmanoeuvre Labour's NEC by ensuring the two are sat down and one Muslim advised to stand down ensuring a straight fight between one Muslim candidate and the Labour establishment candidate or the "electable candidate" as Peter Kenyon describes in his interesting article about how Labour serve up their preferred choice. Up and down the country Labour selection of candidates most notably in Bradford where Marsha Singh is now the MP has been largely based on dividing Muslim member votes thus ensuring we end up with very few Muslims standing in winnable seats for Labour.
For those Oldham Muslims observing this internal Labour election process how supine you must feel when you have no say on who your next MP will be because you are not a member of the Party. The real election is not the actual bye election but the selection of labour's candidate but since you have not joined a political party you have no say or choice in this crucial selection. LM has been covering Oldham for months however, I deliberately avoided calling on Oldham Muslims to join Labour in the full knowledge that should there have been a rush of new Muslim members, Labour's establishment would immediately have placed the party in special measures and simply appointed a candidate.
I once again congratulate Labour's establishment for appearing to outmanoeuvre the Muslim interests by choosing two Muslims who look more like waiters from a curry house rather than serious candidates like Afzal Khan. No surprise that Norma Stephenson is at the center of all this anti Muslim intrigue after her role in the Lutfar Rahman stitch up where she supported an investigation and ultimate suspension of Rahman. However, at this late stage my plea to both Muslim candidates and to the wider Oldham Muslim community is to ensure one Muslim candidate is advised to stand down.
A number of Indonesian Muslim groups have called for ban on maids being sent to Saudi Arabia, however frankly it is time not just for the Indonesian Govt but all Muslims to start treating Saudis the way they treat other Muslims and see how they like it.
The Feds are up to their old tricks again with various tactics being used to undermine the credibility of America's Muslim community.
A number of bizarre incidents recently have brought into the play how America always seems to resort to underhand dirty tricks against minority communities like the treatment of the Japanese during WW2.
One particular extraordinary case involved the FBI recruiting an informant to go into a Californian Mosque and spy on Muslims. However, the hapless spy proved so extreme in his views that Muslim worshippers reported him ironically to the very same FBI that sent him into the Mosque in the first place.
Not content with simply engaging in a McCarthyite campaign against Muslims what also is worrying the Feds is the number of Latino who are reverting to Islam. LM has highlighted a number of examples in Ecuador and in Brazil where Islam is rapidly gaining a foothold and it hasn't taken long for the Feds to use an isolated case of alleged extremism to continue the process of making American Muslims and in particular Latino Reverts the enemy of the American state.
More generally one does admire the fantastic political work of the Jewish community in comparison to total utter incompetence and stupidity of the Muslim community. Here is a political issue Islamophobia which leading Jewish individuals appear to be making the running on and setting the agenda while Muslims appear more concerned with growing beards. We as Muslims are our own worst enemies and have nobody else to blame but ourselves. Can you ever imagine a scenario where for example a Muslim parliamentarian would be responsible for something close to the heart of the Jewish community like the Holocaust Memorial Day?
While issues to do with Islam appear intentionally bogged down over administrative issues Parliament will be holding an important debate on antisemitism. What a fantastic comparison between Jewish political causes being correctly and appropriately advanced while Muslim Political causes get stymied before they even get to the starting block. Where are the literally dozens of MP's who have been elected by Muslim votes in the Labour Party and why are they awol on such an important issue for Muslims?
My personal preference would have been for a joint Muslim and Jewish all party group campaigning against all forms of racism that affect both communities but If I'm honest and was Jewish I could not help thinking why would I want to join in with a Muslim political rabble.
Frankly given our political ignorance LM looks forward to the day when some Jewish groups fed up with Muslims praying 5 times a day call for Mosques to be run by Jews which may finally awaken the Muslim ummah.
LM is getting increasingly cheesed off with Men thinking they have a divine right to tell Muslims sisters how they should dress.
The latest example is that of Omer Butt who has been warned by the General Dentist Council about his refusal to treat Muslim women that don't wear the Hijab before he managed to lose their personal details. While I respect any brother that practices our faith I fear some brothers are falling into a slippery slope and ironically following the same logic of right wing reptilian lizards who want our sisters to take off the Niqab.
This is men dictating to women about what to wear or not wear as the case may be and my advice to men Muslim and Non Muslim is get the hell out of a Muslim sisters wardrobe. Although the wearing of a beard is Sunnah how would brothers like it if Sisters stop serving or treating Muslim brothers who had no beard?
My regular readers will know that I do have a soft spot for Malaysia a country and people which is largely Muslim and highly educated.
Given my view of Malaysia LM is however, very disappointed that the Malaysian Government and specifically its Law Minister Nazri Aziz has rejected calls to ban child marriage despite the recent shocking case of a Malaysian child bride of 14 marrying an older man.
I've already highlighted the fatwa from leading Saudi Scholar Sheikh Abdullah Al Maine who condemned this practice and while some claim Islam allows child marriage after puberty the Quran also talks clearly about a "maturity of mind" which is clearly not the case in some of these "marriages".
Lets be honest this is about some dirty old Muslim men who disgrace themselves and our faith by attempting to simply have sex with underage girls using religion as their justification. Child marriage is on the increase leading to devastating consequences for the girl and as I've already highlighted this practice in this day and age can only be described as child rape while those found guilty should be locked up as sex perverts.
Labour have announced that they will choose their candidate for Oldham and Saddleworth this Sunday after the NEC shortlists on Friday with Cllr Afzal Khan a confirmed candidate along with the usual non descript opportunists who have nothing to do with the area although are always the first to seek Muslim votes.
Cllr Afzal Khan seems to be more famous for having a lovely daughter Mariam Khan who stood in Bury North however, he is exactly the type of candidate Labour need to regain the trust of Muslims after Blair and in particular the lying racist Phil Woolas.
Khan is a remarkable and inspiring story of a Pakistani immigrant arriving in this country and in true northern grit rolling his sleeves up and getting down to work by making something of his life through establishing a law practice. As a councilor and first Muslim Lord Mayor of Manchester he has served all the people of Manchester with enormous distinction. More importantly he is no sell out or Uncle Tom that Labour seem so keen to promote but a British Muslim who has championed the cause of Kashmir and Palestine.
While the Labour establishment will do everything to impose Lucy Powell who is constantly seen having meetings with Harriet Harman at Westminster that is the very reason Oldham members should not appoint her because she is the establishment candidate. LM urges the Oldham Labour Party if given the opportunity by the NEC to select a candidate who will set aside past differences most notably during the Oldham riots and adopt a candidate who has a track record of bringing communities together so desperately needed after the lying and cheating racist Woolas.
Oldham is already making significant progress in bringing together segregated communities as the Cantle Report recommended but adopting Cllr Afzal Khan as Labour's candidate and hopefully MP will confirm the progress all good people of Oldham have made in moving forward together as one community.
LM has written about Chelsea's Muslim star Nicholas Anelka highlighting his views on Islam and why he reverted.
The bad boy of French football has got into hot water again with a stinging attack on the French who he accuses of raising the issue of religion and Islam when France lose but staying silent about issues of faith when France won the World cup largely as a result of great French Muslim players like Zidane.
Anelka raises an important point about why he refused to sing the French national anthem because of the way he and fellow Muslims were treated. Given how Muslims and black footballers are treated in England one does wonder why we sing "God Save the Queen", after all what's so special about Liz and her dysfunctional family whose only claim to fame seems to be indulging in Gin before 5pm and slagging off foreginers which is ironic given their German heritage.
I recently decided to make my story public by agreeing to an interview with the Boulder Daily Camera, and I must say that I am not ashamed. The facts have been clearly laid out, and I do not dispute them. On December 1st, 2010 I went to the jail on my own accord to pre-book for their work-crew program, as had been stipulated by the court for my DWAI (driving while ability impaired) sentence. While I was there, I was repeatedly asked to remove my hijab, and I refused. I am aware that as an American citizen, I have been blessed with the right to religious freedom, and as far as I am concerned this includes my right to adorn my hijab in any photograph taken for a public record.
I will be the first to admit that I made a mistake on August 1st, 2010. I am trying to remedy this situation by completing all of the necessary requirements, and this situation does not indicate any lack of desire on my part to complete what I have been assigned to do. I would have gladly completed by work crew requirement, had I been allowed to be photographed with my hijab on. As this was not the case, I stand in the awkward predicament now seen. I have every intention of completing the outstanding requirements placed upon me in a timely fashion, my goal is to be neither obstinate nor difficult.
What people seem to forget, is that this story is NOT about how I got to the jail. This is about what happened after I arrived at the jail, and the constitutional infringements that then occurred. For the record, I do not dispute that I operated my 49cc motorized scooter on the day of August 1st. I was at a party, where I was served alcohol without my knowledge. I admit that when I discovered I was being served alcohol, I made no attempt to curb my intake. I am 19 years old and a junior at the University of Colorado. This is far from a unique story in the college experience. For those who are in, or were at one time a college student, you will understand what I am saying.
Again, however, this is NOT an issue of how I got to the jail, the issue at hand revolves around my 1st amendment rights as a United States citizen to freely practice my religion as I see fit. As a Muslim-American woman, I feel let down by my country. I love America. This incident, however, has raised such doubt for me. Not as to the nature of my country, but as to the nature of its citizens. America is a nation forged on the shoulders and blood of peoples from around the world. Morocco, a Muslim nation in North Africa, was the 1st country in the world to recognize the independence of the United States. This is truly a country where every single person should feel welcome, safe, and comfortable. This includes Muslims.
I understand that the topic of Islam is a tricky one to address in today’s political climate, but if America wants to see global unification and peace amongst the nations of the Middle East, we must start at home. We must start in Boulder, Colorado. We must address this issue, and not simply shoot it down as a hypocritical college student seeking to upset the system. Do not ignore the real issue here. Islamophobia is alive and well in America. This cannot be denied. Those who fail to see the issue at hand stand as nothing more than ignorant extremists, and I am not talking about Al-Qaeda. I am not saying that one must agree with my position, I only implore that you look beyond the surface, and recognize that this is a purely American issue.
I am aware that few people have sympathy for those who find themselves within this system, but this does not mean that America can tread upon their inalienable rights. I am a Muslim as much as I am an America. I was born in Boulder, Colorado. In fact, if one heads due East on Balsam avenue, along which sits the hospital where I was born, one will end up at the Boulder County Jail in a matter of minutes. I am neither a fundamentalist nor an extremist. I am not trying to bring Shariah to Colorado. I am just a college student who still believes in the American Dream. I am just a citizen who is crying foul at the ignorance surrounding Islam, and the injustices of our legal system.
My fellow Americans, I pray that you take pity on Islam and on the Muslims who call this country home as much as you do. All we ask is for an acknowledgement of our tradition and religious freedom.
I am an American, I am a Muslim, and I love this country.
Your car is Japanese. Your pizza is Italian. Your potato is Irish. Your wine is Chilean. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your tea is Tamil. Your watch is Swiss. Your fashion is French. Your shirt is Indian. Your shoes are Thai. Your electronics are Chinese. Your vodka is Russian. Yet you complain that your neighbour is an immigrant?! Pull yourself together!
A number of issues highlighted by Bob Lambert and his team of researchers at the Uni of Exeter will be raised at a conference on racism and Islamophobia in London on 11 December which has a number of a shadow Ministers and Ken Livingstone speaking and is well worth attending.
Thailand is a country mostly associated with sad old white Englishmen going on a sex holiday or to find a non white wife.
However, its also a country which for a number of years now particularly in the southern provinces of Pattani and Yala that has been engulfed in a Muslim separatist campaign to emancipate Muslims from Buddhist rule. However, sadly as recent cases demonstrate Muslim insurgents are allegedly increasingly targeting Muslims who they have been killing ostensibly on the grounds that any Muslim working for the Thai Government is a collaborator.
The situation has not been helped with the Thai military being exposed by Human Rights Watch for brutal human rights abuses towards Muslims with evidence suggesting wide scale torture of Muslim prisoners.
Sadly the plight of Muslims in Southern Thailand appears to be deteriorating and while the lack of publicity or concern by western governments is no particular surprise what is immensely disappointing is the complete lack of coverage by fellow Muslims towards the hardship our Thai Muslim Brothers and Sisters are facing.
LM has highlighted the appalling way in which Indonesian workers have been treated by fellow Muslims in Saudi Arabia however, Christian employers in Taiwan seem to behaving in a similarly disgusting manner.
According to reports Indonesian Muslim maids and workers have been forced to eat pork by their Taiwanese employers with in extreme cases some being forced to convert to Christianity.
I wonder if this had been a case of Muslims forcing Christians to behave in a non Christian manner the story would presumably have been splashed across the western tabloids.
Naturally, my curiosity got the better of me and I wanted to establish why Maria was required to take a jail picture. Apparently, it transpires that although only aged 19 she went to a party, had punch which contained alcohol and for good measure managed to crash her scooter on the way home when it was established the she was driving while under the influence.
I think a Muslim sisters civil right to retain her dignity and faith by maintaining she wears the Hijab is of paramount importance however, should we also take some responsibility by ensuring we don't allow ourselves to end up in compromising situations notwithstanding the young age of Maria?
Oldham Muslims wake up and the smell the coffee its celebration time because Phil Woolas has lost his appeal against a court decision that he was guilty of breaking election law.
There will now be a by election in Oldham and Muslims must initially first make sure that the Labour Party choose the right candidate this time. LM urges all Oldham Muslims within the Labour Party to get behind Afzal Khan and make sure Oldham has a local Muslim candidate and eventually a Muslim MP representing them
London Muslim with a left of center political agenda but dont let that put you off.
I write about issues the mainstream Murdoch agenda ignores and more than happy to also take on the tiny minority of vociferous fruitcakes in my own community.
In addition I'm a long suffering supporter of QPR. So, a Muslim with a sense of humour