Where are you Alibhai-Brown? Here’s to Millwall’s First Black Muslim Captain, Nadjim Abdou

I’ve never been a massive fan of Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. But when she ignorantly waded into the racism in football debate last year with her ill-informed article in the Independent newspaper dated 23rd October 2012 and wrote that Millwall fans “still behave like animals when they watch black players”, my liking of her waned even further.… Read More Where are you Alibhai-Brown? Here’s to Millwall’s First Black Muslim Captain, Nadjim Abdou

Event: ‘Europe & Islam: Whose Identity Crisis?’

As part of the British Council’s ‘Our Shared Europe’ project, I have been invited to participate in a debate at the European Parliament on the 19th November 2009 entitled, ‘Europe & Islam: whose identity crisis?’. If anybody would like to attend the debate, then please contact osedebate@britishcouncil.be before the 11th November. Full details of the… Read More Event: ‘Europe & Islam: Whose Identity Crisis?’

Musing to the masses: ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’ Speech

Having been invited to open the ‘Love Music, Hate Racism‘ festival in Kenilworth at the weekend, below is the transcript of the speech that I made. Special ‘thank yous’ to the organisers and everyone that supported the event… Unlike this summer, the summer of 1976 was the hottest since records began. Things weren’t just hot… Read More Musing to the masses: ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’ Speech