In Trump’s world, there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ European Muslims

by Rashmee

Posted on June 9, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Funny though it may sound, to Trump all British Muslim men may look and sound like Mayor Sadiq Khan even when they don’t. So Donald Trump travelled to Britain and the following were excluded in various ways from his circle of amity: London Mayor Sadiq Khan and British Home Secretary Sajid Javid. Khan was publicly … Continue reading “In Trump’s world, there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ European Muslims”

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Sajid Javid is no ‘Uncle Tom,’ for now anyway

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


No one said the words “Uncle Tom” when Sajid Javid, Britain’s first Muslim ethnic minority home secretary, was appointed to his powerful position at the very top of government and nor should they, at least right now. There is little indication Javid will display the characteristics of an “Uncle Tom,” one who humiliatingly serves his … Continue reading “Sajid Javid is no ‘Uncle Tom,’ for now anyway”

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Europe must be integrated society, almost everyone must be ‘a potential friend’

by Rashmee

Posted on April 26, 2016


David Goodhart, arguably, is the only one to articulate a sensible definition of integration (of Muslims and other immigrants) into the West. “One appealing definition of an integrated society,” he recently wrote in The Daily Telegraph, “is one in which almost everyone is a potential friend.” It is a profound – and profoundly true – … Continue reading “Europe must be integrated society, almost everyone must be ‘a potential friend’”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK