Author Archives: Muna Adil

The Parkfield protestors are nothing but bigots disguised as victims: We must not be fooled

This month, it was reported that over 600 Muslim students had been withdrawn from Parkfield Community School in Birmingham over claims that they were being brainwashed by a ‘gay agenda’. Yesterday, in a move that demonstrates the institutional strength of British democracy, Ofsted said in a report that there was no evidence the curriculum overly focused on LGBT issues

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Nadia Murad: “I want to be the last girl in the world with a story like mine.”

On Friday 5th October, Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad became the joint winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize along with Congolese gynaecologist and activist Denis Mukwege. Nadia, 25, and Mukwege, 63, were presented the esteemed award “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”. Nadia,

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No Country for Jinnah

“Pakistan ka matlab kya, la illah ila Allah”? (What is the meaning of Pakistan, “There is no God but God”) Mahomedali Jinnahbhai of Bombay would beg to differ. When Asghar Sodai, a schoolteacher from Sialkot, penned this poem, he probably never imagined it to become as iconic as it has today. Sodai passed away 10

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As the far-right terror threat grows, we must not become fixated on the perceived dichotomy between ‘white’ and ‘Asian’ terror

New figures released by the Home Office have shown that the number of white suspected terrorists being arrested in the UK has overtaken the number of Asian terror suspects for the first time in over a decade. White suspects now account for 38 per cent of terror-related arrests, followed closely by Asian ethnicity individuals at

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I’m not surprised most terror suspects in the UK are white – we’ve been expecting to see this change for a while

Quilliam International’s Researcher Muna Adil’s piece in the Independent discussing the latest figures from the Home Office that have shown the number of white suspected terrorists being arrested in the UK has overtaken the number of Asian terror suspects for the first time in over a decade.

Blasphemy outrage in Pakistan overshadows real issues once again

By Muna Adil 22.6 million children in Pakistan are out of school. Almost 40% of Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty. And 237 Pakistanis were killed as a result of violent terrorism in the bloody election month of July alone. Yet, in one of the first actions taken by Pakistan’s parliament since last month’s general election,

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Ugly Truths Exposed

It was over a decade ago that I first heard about sex grooming gangs. Through a report on Channel 4 News, I learned how young men of Pakistani origin were sexually exploiting vulnerable, under-age white girls after plying them with cigarettes, alcohol and gifts.