Category: Taj Hargey

Taj Hargey launches fresh anti-Islam stunt

Taj Hargey is no stranger to long-time readers of this site: he is notorious for his anti-Shari’ah publicity stunts and for being able and willing to come out and attack Muslims in the press,...

Refuting Taj Hargey: hadith and McCarthyism

Taj Hargey had a lengthy whinge printed in The Times last Friday, in which he complained of having been “victimised, like other forward-looking Muslims, by a campaign of classic McCarthyism”: Just as Senator Joseph...

Amina Wadud joins Hargey publicity stunt

Three years after the “Historic Jumah” in which a small number of people in New York did an invalid “Friday prayer” at a church in New York, Amina Wadud turns up in Oxford to...

An attack on the idea of communities

In the past couple of weeks, three events led to much heated discussion about the idea of “communities” in the West, and “community leaders” in particular: a Policy Exchange report (PDF) suggesting, among other...

New Statesman slanders Dr Quick, boosts Hargey

This week’s New Statesman (the first I’ve had through the door on a now ended subscription offer of £4.80 for three months) has on its front page a feature marking the anniversary of the 7th July bombings last year. There are two long articles, one by Shiv Malik (yep, him again) on the background of the bomber Shazad Tanweer and one by Ziauddin Sardar (yep, him again) on young British Muslims. Laughably Shiv’s feature is entitled The Suicide Bomber in his own words, which refers to the personal statement on his UCAS (university application) form that he’s managed to get hold of. Depressingly, as I noted last year when writing about political magazine coverage of the bombings, these two were the only voices within the community the NS could find, with Shiv concentrating on Hizbut-Tahreer, which had nothing to do with the bombings.