Tuesday, 29 August 2006
Saturday, 26 August 2006
This is me with Sir Menzies Campbell QC MP, the leader of the Liberal Democrats on his first visit to Rochdale on Friday 25th August 2006.
This was taken at the Town Hall where we celebrated the 100 days of Lib Dem power in Rochdale.
I spent some time with him, drove him this morning to the station for his station.
I've started to change my view of him, he's not that bad.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006
A ROCHDALE community organisation tackling drug problems was the subject of a radio documentary.Ramadhan Foundation were followed by BBC Five Live for six months documenting their 'United Against Drugs' campaign.The Foundation, which also teamed up with Deen4All and Wardleworth for All, have been tackling drugs abuse by talking to drug dealers about the dangers of their activities in the community.They also waged a campaign against prostitution, reducing the number of street workers in the Deeplish area of the town.
Said spokesperson Mohammed Shafiq: "The Radio Five showed the world the other side of Muslims - the community focused people who want to clean the area of drugs and prostitution."Despite receiving death threats from certain people, we feel our campaign has had a big impact in the community."Prostitutes know they are not welcome and will be driven out and therefore we see less of them as well as the drug dealers."
Chairman of Ramadhan Foundation, Muhammad Umar added: "We thank the BBC for giving us the opportunity to show the listeners the work we are doing."
First published by the Asian News
The ‘hearts and minds’ battle for British Muslims that failed
The government pinned its sights on reform but the taskforce it set up says it has been let down, writes Jon Ungoed-Thomas
In an Oldham mosque Mohammed Shafiq, a worker for an educational foundation, recently stood before the devotees and made a heartfelt plea. Young Muslims, he said, should confront violent extremism in the heart of their community.
This battle, according to Shafiq, starts with an acknowledgment. “We have to recognise that within the Muslim community there is a small number of people who are hellbent on committing mass murder,” he said. “9/11 was not a Jewish conspiracy and Tony Blair was not behind the July 7 attacks. There are people in our community who want to kill innocent people.”
It is a stark message and Shafiq, who works for the Ramadhan Foundation, which aims to improve the education of young Muslims, admits that genuine change in the Muslim community could take a long time.
Saturday, 12 August 2006
This is me today being interviewed on BBC News 24 about UK foreign policy, I attacked Tony Blair on his double standards when it comes to Muslim lives and countries.
He has brought dishonour to the position of UK Prime Minister, he should go now as Prime Minister.
He has Muslim bloods on his hands.
Friday, 11 August 2006
This is me appearing on The Agenda programme on the Islam Channel, We had a great discussion about Israel, Lebanon, BLair and Bush's war on Islam and the double standards in UK foreign policy.
My views were very honest about how the Zionists are trying to put this aggression in terms on defending themselves.
How can the people of southern Lebanon and Beirut be held responsible for the actions of the rockets.
We mourn all the Lebanese who have become Martyrs in this conflict, send me your response