Shafik Mandhai, Middle East Eye

Shafik Mandhai

Middle East Eye

United Kingdom

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Recent articles by Shafik:

Quiz: How much do you know about World Cup host Qatar?

The Gulf state is the first Arab or Middle Eastern country to host football's most prestigious tournament → Read More

Vikings, human sacrifice and bad hygiene: Early Islamic descriptions of Russia and Ukraine

Abbasid chroniclers like Ibn Fadlan visited the region in the hope of spreading Islam and establishing trade routes, leaving detailed descriptions of the people living there → Read More

UK Palestine activists shut down Israeli drone maker's factory in Leicester

Protesters scale roof of building and shut down operations at subsidiary of Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems → Read More

Manchester United stars Pogba and Diallo raise Palestinian flag

Midfielders join Leicester City pair Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana in expressing solidarity with Palestinians as Israel continues bombing Gaza → Read More

Israel use of Quran verses to justify Gaza bombardment sparks anger

Official Arabic language Twitter account posts verses from the chapter known as 'the elephant' alongside images of a missile attack on a neighbourhood in the besieged territory → Read More

Two in five Americans say Islam 'is incompatible with US values'

Research by New America Foundation and American Muslim Institution finds high levels of distrust towards Muslims in US. → Read More

Ali Milani, the young Muslim politician challenging Boris Johnson

Ali Milani, Labour's parliamentary candidate in the former foreign secretary's constituency, shuns personality politics. → Read More

Family fears UAE will deport Uighur to China

Relatives have no knowledge of what has happened to Abudujilili Supi after his arrest in the UAE last week. → Read More

The Azeri master of Mugham: From war to the Royal Albert Hall

After being spotted while working as a porter having been shot in war, Gochag Askarov became a celebrated folk singer. → Read More

Does Bollywood have a women problem?

Critics say depictions of women in Indian cinema normalise misogynistic ideas and sexual harassment. → Read More

One year of Trump: The effect on the Middle East

Is Trump's foreign policy on Israel, Iran and the GCC all that different from previous administrations? → Read More

Experts doubt Emirati claim Qatar intercepted aircraft

Analysts say UAE allegations are likely in retaliation of Doha's UN complaint over Emirati infringement of its airspace. → Read More

Why are Indian officials banned from Sikh Gurdwaras?

Canada, US, and UK groups take action after arrest of British Sikh in Punjab and amid 'interference' in their affairs. → Read More

Israel's new death penalty bill 'targets Palestinians'

Proposed changes would allow death penalty to be used against those convicted of 'terrorist activity'. → Read More

Lorde target of 'bullying' after dropping Israel show

Kiwi singer cancelled concert after open letter to her by BDS activists highlighted Israel's treatment of Palestinians. → Read More

Half of UK sees The Sun tabloid as 'negative influence'

As report shows public faith in tabloids plummeting, activists seeks to hit newspapers where it hurts - in the budget. → Read More

The rise and rise of 'halal' business

Islamic industries are expanding globally and governments are taking notice of a sector that could be worth trillions. → Read More

Campaigners accuse India of torturing British Sikh

Jagtar Singh Johal's arrest three weeks ago in the Indian state of Punjab has sparked anger among the Sikh diaspora. → Read More

How big an issue is Islamophobia in Poland?

Analysts say the country has become increasingly hostile to Muslims in the wake of the refugee crisis. → Read More

Lebanon crisis: Iran-Saudi power struggle over Hariri

Tehran and Riyadh proxies struggle to assert control of Lebanese government after Prime Minister Hariri's resignation. → Read More