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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Politics
16 October 2006
I am no supporter of the veil. I have grave reservations about women wearing it, and serious disagreements with the...
02 October 2006
There is a crisis in childhood. So says the Most Reverend Rowan Williams. Our children are growing up to be violent and...
18 September 2006
Five years after the 11 September 2001 attacks, al-Qaeda is as strong as ever, whatever else it is. Osama Bin Laden is...
Ideas
04 September 2006
A few weeks ago, a group of men knocked on my door. The three adults had large and unruly beards and wore shalwar...
Politics
04 September 2006
President Pervez Musharraf does not see himself as a dictator. On the contrary, he projects himself as a modern,...
Global Issues
21 August 2006
In the last weekend of July, a group of British Muslims flocked in their thousands to attend a convention in Alton,...
07 August 2006
The protesters inside the compound of al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo shouted: "Allah, Allah, Allah, Hasan Nasrallah." There...
Books
31 July 2006
I am not a man. Or at least, I do not possess the virtues of manliness - the basic and simple characteristics that make...
24 July 2006
You have probably never heard of Mohammed Jameel. He is president and chief executive of the Abdul Latif Jameel Group,...
10 July 2006
Britain has been basking in glorious sunshine. The coming months will bring long, warm days, picnics in the park,...
Society
03 July 2006
It has been a eventful, traumatic year. Britain's Muslims still feel the shock of the events of 7 July 2005, but they...
26 June 2006
"Intelligence" is now anything but intelligent. The 2 June Forest Gate raid, which involved 250 officers as well as MI5...
12 June 2006
Alternative medicine is junk. That is the view of a group of eminent doctors and scientists who have sent a letter to...
Asia
05 June 2006
I am afraid I have upset one of our greatest living writers. I refer, of course, to none other than Mr Salman Rushdie....
International Politics
22 May 2006
Mention "the Balkans" and certain images come to mind. Most Europeans associate the region with ethnic cleansing,...

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