I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands,
organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same
food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases,
heal'd by the same means, warm'd and cool'd by the same winter
and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If
you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?
And if you wrong us, do we not revenge? If we are like you in the
rest, we will resemble you in that.
[Shylock, The Merchant of Venice]
Living in the western world, we sometimes fall into the trap of thinking of rights and due process only within the context of an international framework established through key documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Often by doing so, we miss the history and importance that other cultures, communities and societies have brought to these modern day formulations.
Asim Qureshi explores the case of a man who disappeared in Pakistan and ended up dead in a secrect CIA prison
Through discussing the case of R v Faraz, I argue that the case has shaped, and may establish a precedent, in the discussion of Islamic concepts in British law courts.
Sex in Islam is a matter that carries with it a great deal of modesty and shame – the above verse indicates the clear and unequivocal ban on extramarital relations.
“These men will go to the United States and they will be tried there.”
The main problem with the decision in Gul comes down to the political analysis of the bench. They have chosen to extend the definition of terrorism to the furthest reaches of its meaning, by even going as far as to include activity which would be covered by the laws dealing with international humanitarian law.
Asim Qureshi reflects on the lessons yet to be learned over the past decade about Al-Qaida and the Taliban
Behind the open hostility and rhetoric that the US and Syria display to one another, there lies an entirely different face.
Ahmad Faraz is currently on trial facing charges of disseminating terrorism publications. Among the publications that he is currently accused of having distributed at the Maktabah bookshop, include works by Syed Qutb, Ibn Taymiyyah and Abdullah Azzam. The trial is currently taking place at Kingston Crown Court.
International human rights breaches - State accountability v State immunity
Legal seminar: Preserving the rule of law: taking a risk
Extradited to a future of torture: the reality of solitary confinement in America
Spying and Entrapment
Starving for justice
Are Muslims active enough in the fight against Guantanamo?
Guantanamo: 100 days of hunger strike - Template Khutba
Muslim students discriminated against in the UK
Help Lynne Stewart, civil rights lawyer for Muslim defendants, stay alive
How your Schedule 7 swab could help get your family arrested
Why haven't you signed the Shaker Aamer petition?