Pause for Thought on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show (Thursday 16th September 2010) – My transcript from the show
The Pope is coming to town, and some people are not happy about it. There are protests lined up, some by former victims of child-abuse from members of the Catholic Church; others simply because they [...]
When Chelsea Clinton got married last weekend the event is estimated to have cost between $3-$5million. Chelsea’s Vera Wang dress alone came in at around $20,000. Such celebrity, high cost weddings are nothing new; with the exclusive pictures often being sold to the likes of Hello for upwards of £1million.
Yet, wedding extravagance is not the [...]
August 6th – 65 years ago today a bomb codenamed “Little Boy” was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, which had been spared conventional aerial bombardment so that it would be a “pristine target”. With a radius of one mile from Ground Zero, the first effect of the explosion was blinding light, accompanied by [...]
So I went and viewed the Facebook, “Everybody Draw Muhammad” page, and I admit that I cried. Then I sat stunned for the next 15 minutes at my computer. You would have thought I would have known the types of images that people would have posted, but it was the vulgarity and debasement which so [...]
It is six years and 60 issues ago that we launched the first issue of emel. The creation of that first issue is imprinted onto my whole being and I can remember it like yesterday.
Taking the idea for a high quality Muslim lifestyle magazine from concept to reality was a serious challenge. It took the [...]
First, it was the teddy bear called Mohammed and now it is the woman in trousers called Lubna. Why the Sudanese authorities desire to make the religion of Islam a laughing stock around the world is quite beyond me; but that’s what they are doing.
This is my transcript from today’s Wake up to Wogan show. What is your small deed that could help change your life? Leave a comment below the post.
I am – I confess – terribly unfit. It affects my life because I have – with three children, a full time job, a fair amount of speaking [...]
The emel team, particularly the feature’s editor, Somaiya Khan, have been wanting me to blog for a long time. I have always resisted, telling them, “life is busy enough.” But they persisted. And persistence – as it tends to in life – won. So here I am with my first blog entry and my first [...]