Schools’ right to ban veil ‘shocking’

NEW proposals allowing headteachers the right to ban its Muslim pupils from wearing full-faced veils have been described as “shocking” by one prominent British Muslim leader. Massoud Shadjareh, chair of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), made the comment just...

Proving a Point

2NV turns heads with debut albumBirmingham music star 2NV has a point to prove. He burst onto the music scene in 2002 on Harbhajan Talwar’s critically acclaimed album ‘Soul Search’ with the tracks ‘Tappe 2NV’ and ‘Kiteh Chaleh’. Since...

India look to bounce back after Bangladesh shocker

Chappell urges players to ‘get over’ defeat INDIA cricket coach Greg Chappell urged his players to put aside their shock defeat against Bangladesh and save their World Cup dream. His team were beaten comprehensively by their South Asian neighbours Bangladesh...

Inzamam steps down as captain

Fallout begins as Pakistan crash out of World CupPAKISTAN captain Inzamam-ul-Haq became the first casualty of the team’s dramatic exit from the World Cup after he announced his decision to quit as Test captain and retire from one-day cricket....

Cricket world mourns Bob Woolmer

Pakistan coach dies of suspected heart attackHUINDREDS of tributes have begun pouring in for former England cricketer and Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer who died suddenly this weekend from a suspected heart attack. The 58-year-old was found unconscious in his...

UK Asians ‘silent’ over child abuse

OVER two-thirds of British Asians will not report child abuse because of the negative impact it would have on the ‘honour’ of a child’s family, shock statistics by the NSPCC have revealed. The survey undertaken by the children’s charity...

In a Class of his own

New star looks to break into the industryHe’s a 19-year-old up and coming star from Nottingham and from what we hear of him on the debut album from 2NV, there’s no mistaking Shide, aka ‘1st Class’ is one youngster...

Don’t be scared, I’m just a funny Muslim!

American comedian Azhar Usman gears up for UK tourAmerican comedian Azhar Usman is seen as somewhat of a fresh face in today’s Islam-fearing universe….he turns fear into funny. The bearded American Muslim has been a hit on the worldwide...

FIFA rulemakers ban Hijab

Decision angers female playersA DECISION by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to ban the Hijab from the game has been met with dismay by two British Muslim players. Aisha Ahmad and Ayesha Abdeen who play for the British Muslim...

‘I can’t believe this has happened to me’

A BIRMINGHAM woman has admitted she is still shaking two weeks after slicing open an aubergine to find the Arabic word for ‘Allah’ inscribed within the seeds of the vegetable. Mother-of-two Najma Mahmood told The Asian Today she was...

Honour Killing victim accuses father and uncle

A WOMAN who was killed and buried in a suitcase in a garden in Birmingham accused her father and uncle of trying to kill her in a chilling video recorded on her mobile phone, the Old Bailey heard. Banaz...

Pakistan lose World Cup opener

Captain Inzamam admits team under pressurePAKISTAN looked a team million miles away from one tipped to take the World Cup crown after they were comprehensively beaten by hosts West Indies on the opening day of the cricketing showpiece. On...