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...

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...

Dirty Wars: Decent expose of War on Terror but self promoting and outdated

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I've been hearing so many people wax lyrical about Jeremy Scahill's Dirty Wars that I thought I'd better watch it. And frankly when I...

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...

Book Review: Mike Tyson’s Undisputed Truth

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Mike Tyson's brutally honest autobiography - Undisputed Truth - is one of the best sporting biographies that you will probably ever read, writes Roshan...

Tommy met Mo – The usual suspects on Oscar winning form

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Rageh Omaar: Ottomania and the continuing conceits of Empire

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BBC and Rageh Omaar: Partners in historical propaganda

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Zionist zombies or how I survived World War Z

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Alpha-male-girly-man Brad Pitt single-handedly takes on the Zombie Apocalypse in "World War Z," writes Kashif Ahmed. Based on the trashy novel by Max Brooks (son...

Rageh Omaar’s The Ottomans: Fairly positive with some tired stereotypes

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