Three female members of the same Ahmadi Muslim family – including a seven-year-old and her baby sister – were killed late Sunday in eastern Pakistan after an angry mob rampaged through a village accusing the family of posting “blasphemous” material on Facebook. Four other people were serious hurt as the …Read More »
#EVIL: Life in jail for Muslim man who murdered prostitute after warning her to not work near mosque
A Muslim man has been jailed for life for the brutal murder of a sex worker in East London. Farooq Shah, 21, will serve a minimum of 29 year in jail for the motiveless killing of Mariana Pope in October last year. Woolwich Crown Court heard that Shah had warned …Read More »
A Saudi Arabian university student who was murdered in a horrific knife attack in Essex may have been targeted because she was a Muslim, police officials say. The woman is said to have been wearing a hijab and an abaya when she was stabbed to death along a public footpath …Read More »
Police in East London have launched an investigation after a sign appeared at a public park demanding pet owners to stay away because “Muslims do not like dogs”. The sign appeared in Bartlett Park in Poplar on Thursday and states: “Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like …Read More »
Kulvinder Ghir has the most frenetically expressive face.
Over the course of five minutes his earthy, weather-worn face seems to shift between an astonishing array of emotions, the facial muscles constantly calibrating, flitting between joy, despair, melancholy, fear, circumspection, anger - feigned and otherwise - and aggression.
It seems to coerce, tempt, challenge and make you laugh and entirely wittingly too.
It's a working actor's face and one that made him arguably the unmatched star of 'Goodness Gracious Me', the outrageously funny and clever comedy sketch show written by and starring (mostly) British Asians who poked fun at their own community's idiosyncrasies and often hapless attempts at integration.
Whilst his co-stars and co-writers Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar hogged much of the limelight for the show's massive success, Ghir took on the funniest and most compelling characters: from the dead-pan Messrs Panesar and Ishaq through the pretentious 'Dennis Cooper' and exasperated son of 'Mr Everything Comes from India' to the extravagantly coiffured Bollywood hero Chunky Lafunga and a host of other characters in-between.
Many of the characters - and more others still - return to TV screens this Bank Holiday Monday as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of BBC Two.
I caught up with Kulvinder to talk Injury Lawyers, UKIP and invisible Muslim men.Read More »
A leading US retailer has caused controversy after unveiling a new ad campaign featuring a topless Bangladeshi woman with the words “MADE IN BANGLADESH” splashed across her chest. American Apparel has a reputation for pushing the envelope with its advertising campaigns. Apart from the risque photograph of the former Muslim, …Read More »
The leader of the right-wing UK Independence Party (UKIP) has defended an “offensive” comedy segment at a UKIP conference during which a comedian made fun of Muslims, Asians, Somalis and Polish immigrants. Nigel Farage said those who criticized comic Paul Eastwood’s routine were “killing al humour in this country”. Eastwood …Read More »
A court in Lancashire has been shown disturbing CCTV footage of the moment three siblings from a Muslim family attempted to kidnap the lesbian lover of their sister. Sarah Harrison was attacked as she left work at a shop in Blackburn. Ms Harrison, 35, was targeted after starting an affair …Read More »
Manchester-set ITV soap Coronation Street will welcome a Muslim family to the much-loved street the first time in the program’s 53-year history. The new characters will be relatives of Kal Nazir, a former soldier played by Indian-Irish actor Jimi Mistry, who joined the show in November. Producers have admitted it …Read More »
Retailer Marks & Spencer has apologized after a Muslim member of staff refused to serve a customer buying a bottle of champagne, a day after announcing that Muslim cashiers can refuse to serve alcohol or pork to customers. The apology came after a customer told the Daily Telegraph that he …Read More »