MDI Comment: Although Muslims face increasing pressure against their theological beliefs and opinions in a predominantly Secular Liberal society, the UK is fast turning into an intolerant society which polices thought. With pressure by the UK government, and active programs (and possibly new laws) to outlaw and marginalise […]
The Big Question: How Free Is Speech? A debate looking at the limits of Free Speech in the West, should freedom to insult Religion be allowed, while Freedom to criticise Western values be prohibited? This debate took place on Friday 13th February 2015 at Queen Mary University of […]
On the 10th May 2015, the BBC broadcast a pre-recorded program, ‘The Big Questions’ celebrating 800 years of the Magna Carta (an agreement between wealthy Barons and the English Monarchy, to limit his powers). The program’s title for discussion was ‘Has Human Rights Law Achieved more than Religion?’, […]
The upcoming UK elections are only a day away, and the usual calls to participate in the election ring out across the Muslim community, like some sort of Adhaan, creating a temporary amnesia about all the previous elections that have gone before and the lack of change they […]
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 in opposition of the motion. The debate was concluded with a vote to determine whether the ‘house’ adopts the motion or rejects it.