Lyse Doucet’s shameful BBC film is an abuse of Gaza’s suffering children

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John Hilley writes that last night's BBC documentary Children of the Gaza War is a truly disgraceful piece of distortion by journalist Lyse Doucet. The...

Book review: The Inevitable Caliphate by Dr Reza Pankhurst

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The caliphate or "khilafah" is an Islamic political structure that has been central to Muslim history for 1300 years, writes Dilly Hussain. Many British...

Film review: Waar – Terrorism, terrorists and more terror

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I was counting down the days in anticipation of the biggest blockbuster movie in Lollywood’s history, writes Dilly Hussain. For those of you who are...

Black Panther: The same old Western politics with a black face

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Dr Fahid Qurashi argues that the problematic politics of Marvel's new Black Panther movie undermines any value the film may have in terms of...

My Brother the Terrorist: A simplistic look at home grown extremism

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After watching the BBC 3 documentary "My Brother, The Terrorist" I recalled my conversation with director Robb Leech, parts of which made it into...

Malaysia – A nation of real “Happy Muslims”

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After returning from a much needed vacation, 5Pillarz deputy editor Dilly Hussain concludes that Malaysians are one of the most hospitable people he's ever met. Situated...

The empty world of Palestine-set BBC drama “The Honorable Woman”

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The Honorable Woman, shown on TV in Britain and the US this summer and now released on DVD, has been heralded by mainstream critics...

Bosnia Herzegovina: Europe’s undiscovered gem

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Like many British Muslims of my age, for me Bosnia Herzegovina is the place where a brutal war took place in the 1990s which...

Tommy met Mo – The usual suspects on Oscar winning form

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Victoria and Abdul: British colonial propaganda disguised as a love story

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From a purely cinematic perspective Victoria and Abdul, which is based on the true story of the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian...
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