Politics 27 July 2009 Breaking News: Muslim believes in Islam "My life and career", by Mehdi Hasan, "part 1" Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up There seems suddenly to be extraordinary interest in my religious beliefs and how they affect my role as Senior Editor (politics) here at the New Statesman. Some of us have day jobs, so my full and complete response to Harry's Place's astonishing attack on me will have to wait. For now, here is a rather pertinent article I wrote in the magazine in April: 'There's nothing Islamic about a state' The second part of my reply will be published tomorrow. Perhaps. › Fizzy milk, anyone? Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!