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

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

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

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

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

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”

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”

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

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

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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