BBC News: “Muslims ‘shown in positive light’ after Birmingham riots”

Following the publication of my report, ‘“We Live Together and Can Stay Together”: Muslim voices in the aftermath of the Birmingham riots’ last week, BBC News online has written a feature about it. I have reproduced the feature below although if you prefer to read the original – written by Sitala Peek – you can… Read More BBC News: “Muslims ‘shown in positive light’ after Birmingham riots”

De Pers Article: “Geen idealen, wel een nieuwe tv [No ideals, a new TV]”

Yesterday I was approached to give an interview to the Dutch newspaper De Pers about the riots in Britain and Birmingham in particular. An article relating to this has been published today and can be found by clicking here. For those who do not read Dutch, I have reproduced a ‘Google Translate’ version below although… Read More De Pers Article: “Geen idealen, wel een nieuwe tv [No ideals, a new TV]”

‘Try to imagine a house that’s not a home…’ (The 12 Posts of Xmas #11)

The title for this post comes from what must be one of the cheesiest of Christmas hits, Mud’s “Lonely This Christmas”. Sung in a fake Elvis baritone voice, the song was Mud’s second UK number one reaching the top of the charts in December 2004. Even cheesier, the song is also responsible for the band’s… Read More ‘Try to imagine a house that’s not a home…’ (The 12 Posts of Xmas #11)

This Week I’ve…(22nd December 2008)

This week I’ve… …watched the last episode of BBC1’s ‘Apparitions’ (but didn’t watch ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ at the Electric Cinema, Birmingham due to people being organised and buying their tickets in advance…!!!) …listened to my i-Pod Christmas playlist (entitled ‘Crimbo’ – favourites include The Killers’ ‘Don’t Shoot Me Santa’, The Eels ‘Everything’s Going to… Read More This Week I’ve…(22nd December 2008)

The 12 Posts of Xmas (#1): ‘The Christmas you get you deserve…’

‘The 12 Posts of Xmas’ are a series of posts that will be published between 1 December and 25 December 2008. From tales of woe through humour to mere rants, each post is based around a classic Christmas song and is accompanied by a festive images of times gone by…!!! I was a child (of… Read More The 12 Posts of Xmas (#1): ‘The Christmas you get you deserve…’