Ziauddin Sardar, writer and broadcaster, describes himself as a ‘critical polymath’. He is the author of over 40 books, including the highly acclaimed ‘Desperately Seeking Paradise’. He is Visiting Professor, School of Arts, the City University, London and editor of ‘Futures’, the monthly journal of planning, policy and futures studies.

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Lifestyle
22 May 2008
It's not easy to be a Muslim in Europe. Most Muslims I know brush aside the gazes of suspicion to which they are...
Asia
08 May 2008
In recent weeks, my house has been like an Indian railway station. Droves of people with excessively large suitcases...
Middle East
24 April 2008
News that an ageing cleric has issued a death fatwa against two Saudi intellectuals does not surprise me. The religious...
Religion
10 April 2008
The chaos at Heathrow's Terminal Five says a great deal about modern life. Within no time we had what the airport...
UK Politics
27 March 2008
According to official figures, up to 17,000 women in Britain are subjected to honour-related kidnapping, sexual assault...
Europe
13 March 2008
The British Council has received some severe blows lately. It has been condemned by some of our most celebrated artists...
South America
28 February 2008
Ancient cultures have much to teach us. Unfortunately, we still haven’t learned how to look at them with unbiased eyes...
Human Rights
14 February 2008
Last Saturday, I strolled down Green Street in the East End of London. It is a predominantly Muslim shopping area. At...
Asia
07 February 2008
If the US Greeting Card Association is to be believed, more than a billion valentines will be flying across the globe...
Society
31 January 2008
How should we "do God"? The question occurs to me as I watch the run-up to the presidential elections across the pond....
Culture
24 January 2008
We have done with the season to be jolly. Now it's time to be jolly nice to those who entertained us during the past...
Politics
03 January 2008
Pakistan has a new political leader barely out of nappies. Bila wal Bhutto, 19, has become the new chairman of the...
Middle East
06 December 2007
It's the season of peace and goodwill. So let us, Christians and Muslims, who constitute more than half of the world's...
International Politics
08 November 2007
My friend Asma Jahangir, chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, was among the first to bear the brunt...
International Politics
01 November 2007
On the eve of Islam's 15th century, the Masjid al-Haram (Sacred Mosque) in Mecca was overflowing with worshippers from...

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