Censorship – muslims caught in the middle
Bridging Cultures / Islam

Censorship – muslims caught in the middle

Earlier this year I joined thousands of other websites and “blacked out” for the day to protest against PIPA & SOPA; laws being drafted to restrict freedom of expression. I initially thought this was my first direct experience with censorship, but in reality, I’ve been exposed to it for the past decade;

ever since I became a Muslim… Continue reading

A Matter of Faith
Bridging Cultures / Islam

A Matter of Faith

I remember the furore about Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses”, and the apoplexy over the Danish newspaper cartoon depictions of the prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). When the Monty Python film “Life of Brian” was released it was shunned by the big broadcasting corporations and banned by borough councils around Britain. But is making it illegal to criticise religion the way to go? Continue reading