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Fear of the Other

American Civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘ Men hate each other because they fear each other, and they fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they are often separated from each other’. Fear of the Other I live on a ‘privileged’ compound…

The Religious Police

I wrote this article a few months ago and it was edited in parts and published in the Saudi Gazette. However, within a couple of days it was blocked so I thought I would put it on my blog.   Mutaween/Hai/Religious Police On Thursday I went with my Saudi wife to the Riyadh International Book…

Breaking Down Barriers: published in the Saudi Gazette

Last updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:49 PM Let me first of all say a big thank you for a well-done Education Supplement that Saudi Gazette published recently. I feel the Kingdom is in need of such a supplement to help add to the debate on educational issues. I took interest to read the article…

Pakhtoon Schools Project press coverage

There has been some press coverage about the Pakhtoon Schools project recently. The Yorkshire Post, the main regional newspaper for Yorkshire, writes about Pakistan University backs school plan. British Builder, daily news for developers and house builders, writes about Schools project gets international backing. And finally, People in Harmony, a mixed race organisation which promotes…

Sheffield Live! 93.2fm

I will be discussing my mixed heritage childhood and recent experiences in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Azad Kashmir on Friday 20th August between 12pm-1pm with presenter Amna Kaleem on Sheffield Live! 93.2fm

Article in Sharrow Today

An article I wrote about my mission “Building Schools, Building Nations” appeared in Sharrow Today magazine. You can read the article “Local teacher seeks support for Afghanistan schools“.

Burngreave Community Radio

I will be appearing on Matloub Khan’s radio show this Saturday 27th March between 7 and 9 am. I will be talking about my childhood experiences growing up in the east end of Sheffield and sharing my more recent adventures in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. You can follow this link to listen to Matloub…