Journalist, writer (India Dishonoured goo.gl/oVc1xS), lecturer @Kingstonjourno, activist, environmentalist, feminist. Mostly tweet on current affairs.

French government must work with Muslims to stop the rise of far-right

ibtimes.co.uk — As the horrific news keeps coming in from the terrorist attack in Nice in southern France many will ask how Western societies can protect themselves from Islamic State-inspired terrorism. But it is worth remembering that just a week ago 300 people were blown up in Baghdad. The West isn't the only target of terrorists.

Appointing Boris Johnson is bad - but letting the disgraced Liam Fox back into frontline politics is downright dishonourable

independent.co.uk — Britain used to take international affairs and our relationship with other countries with the seriousness it deserved. But with just two strokes of her pen, May has returned Britain to its newly-found status as an international joke.

Dear Democrats, don’t make the mistake we made in Britain, by choosing Bernie Sanders

medium.com — I like Bernie Sanders. I agree with much of what he stands for: that the influx of big money has corrupted American democracy, the deregulation of Wall St. has only increased inequality, and the rich have only gotten richer while middle class incomes have stagnated. The working class are now even worse off.

Zac Goldsmith's relationship with 'Taliban apologist' Imran Khan raises big problems for the would-be Mayor

independent.co.uk — Imagine the furore if a candidate for Mayor of London praised someone who openly defends the Taliban. Imagine a candidate openly campaigning with a man who has been labelled an "apologist" for the Taliban because, after visiting Malala Yousafzai, in hospital, he said those who are fighting against foreign occupation in Afghanistan are fighting a holy war.

Isis has skewed our perception so much that we laugh off a hijacker and praise the man who took a selfie with him

independent.co.uk — There have been four big terrorist attacks in the past fortnight, and they are starting to skew our perception. Istanbul was hit on on 19th March, Brussels on 22nd March, Iskandariyah (Iraq) on 25th March and Lahore on the 27th.

Hindu nationalists are gaining power in India - and silencing enemies along the way

independent.co.uk — When Penguin abruptly accepted defeat in an Indian court and withdrew a controversial book a fortnight ago, the backlash was so ferocious it took almost everyone by surprise. A small, hardline Hindu group said it had found the book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, by the academic Wendy Doniger offensive towards their religion, forcing the mighty conglomerate to retreat in the face of a lawsuit.

After Asad Shah's 'religiously prejudiced' death, we know inter-Muslim hatred is a problem in Britain

independent.co.uk — By all accounts, the death of shopkeeper Asad Shah on Thursday night in Glasgow was alleged to be related to his background. It shocked the local community and a tribute event on Friday was attended by hundreds of people, including Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Sikh Extremism - Critical Muslim

criticalmuslim.io — In 2005 Rajinder Singh made history by being the first non-white Briton to feature in an election broadcast by the British National Party. Ironically, he wasn't even allowed to join the BNP, but he didn't care.

Yes, most of the men who committed abuse in Rotherham were Pakistani. So what’s next?

labourlist.org — A few months ago a friend sent me a private conversation he had, to which I could only respond with: "holy shit!" He had been flirting on Tinder, and after a match a conversation was struck up, she asked where he was from.

Liberals: abandon the BBC

theguardian.com — Two years ago when I first started blogging, one of the few buttons I proudly displayed on my blog was Tim Ireland's I believe in the BBC campaign. Now I'm not so sure. And I think it's time those on the liberal left made their voices heard.
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Jul 22, 2016

RT @RupertMyers: Honoured to be asked to back this, and glad to see that people are signing up. It's important you do too.  https://twitter.com/mjrharris/status/756405161094938624 

Jul 22, 2016

@DnaZell I didn't say I wanted a crackdown on the Mail. Strawman. Just pointing out crap journalism

Jul 22, 2016

@DnaZell there is nothing in the articles that suggests his motivation was religious

Jul 22, 2016

@fjksdf50_ am I supposed to know what's inside his head?

Jul 22, 2016

I should add, the first story was simply untrue. The local prosecutor said their dress code had nothing to do with it. So DM ran a new story

Jul 22, 2016

@fjksdf50_ it was simply untrue. The local prosecutor denied that was the reason


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