Hasnet Lais is a freelance journalist, academic and commentator on religious affairs. His research interests include Political Islam and Muslims in the West. He has a Masters in Islamic Societies and Cultures from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He has been published in openDemocracy, New Civilisation and emel - Britian's leading Muslim lifestyle magazine.
23 January 2013 11:20 AM
The vigilantes exposed by YouTube are as repugnant to ordinary Muslims as the EDL are to ordinary Christians; don't let them give Sharia a bad name
21 November 2012 04:55 PM
Either he imposes his will on the Israelis, keeps his powder dry and risks his reputation as the guarantor of Muslim freedom in the region. Which will he choose?
03 October 2012 01:04 PM
Commercial considerations led Ikea to omit women from its Saudi catalogue. But why does Saudi Arabia feel the need to "retouch" women from public life in the first place?
02 October 2012 04:34 PM
BBC1’s Citizen Khan has received several complaints since its debut, but our writer believes the makers of this controversial show have got one thing right.
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