The Media Desk contributes local, national and international news articles for the website and also focuses on news content of the Muslim world. etters commenting on broad issues are also regularly sent to the editors of newspapers Below are a few letters which were sent by the Media Desk and published in newspapers. Bias and negative reporting against Islam has become a very real phenomenon in the media, especially in the international press.
The Darul Ihsan Media Desk primarily monitors the media for Islamaphobic (anti-Islamic) comments and anti-Islamic sentiments made in the mainstream media and interacts positively with media portals conveying the Islamic perspective.
The Daily News
Once again, for the umpteenth time crime is in the spotlight - this is with
reference to 2010. I must complement Barbera Cole for having chosen an
appropriate title, 'Crime a potential spoiler for 2010' in her article dated
07 August 2007.
All South Africans with the exception of those in government admit to the
high crime rate. It appears that our government is blind to the violent crimes committed on its citizens.
The problem could simply be sorted out by government admission to the
uncontrollable situation; and thereafter taking the necessary steps to curb
It appears the only thing that could really wake the government into
speedily doing something is the 2010 games. Whilst there is some movement in
road construction, clean-up operations, etc. let this also become part of the way forward, albeit very urgently.
The 'barbaric rape of a frail 92 year granny' in Isipingo is shocking news. A 29-year-old male suspect, who has been arrested, is a neighbour of the victim.
A 'neighbour' is expected to have due respect for the elderly and should offer a degree of 'protection and safety' for them.
In reference to the front page article in The Independent on Saturday May 28, “SA criminals don’t fear ‘inefficient’ police,” it is indeed a shocking scenario that research shows that ‘a criminal can get away with 105 serious offences on average before being arrested,’ and that they regard the SAPS as “highly inefficient.”
The sudden demise of a leading, renowned and well-respected Durban Scholar and Cleric, Moulana Yunus Patel on a pilgrimage journey in the holy city of Makkah has plunged the community in deep grief and sorrow. Aged 65, Moulana Patel (1946-2011) is survived by his widow, two daughters, a son and their spouses and children.
The tragedy that Norway has faced is immense in a small country where little or no violence takes place. As Norway mourns the carnage wrought by a self-styled crusader against Islam, news media around the world face hard questions about their haste to point fingers of suspicion at Muslims.
The condemned cartoons (by a Danish newspaper) of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) has
now found another avenue to breed the filth and obnoxious paintings via the net. It's being
sold on line.
Muslims are expected to remain silent and tolerate the insults as always pointed out to them by
the west and human rights groups. There was no need to trigger a fresh start to something
widely condemned by Muslims world over.
The respected authorities should take a stand in the matter and avoid further anger and
growing animosity in the Muslim world.