What Have I Been Reading?

In the absence of Suspect Paki, one blog has covered some of the issues close to my heart with passion, honesty and clarity. And that’s Hotter Than A Pile Of Curry. If you want that singular, blazing focus on issues that concern Muslims, especially in the West, than The Akh lends a flavour to the discourse that many young British Muslims should find satisfying. Go check it out if you’re not subscribing already.

Follow The Akh on Twitter too. Here’s why.

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Of course, Nawaz, who is currently going around with a begging bowl looking for funds for Quilliam now that the government has stopped funding the Islamophobic “former-extremist”, sharp-suit donning sell-outs isn’t the only one who cites the Islamophobic Harry’s Place. I remember Hazel Blears doing the same thing over Gaza. As for what Nawaz is putting in his cigars, probably the same stuff he has always put in his cigars.


What To Expect This Time

Having previously offended and endeared people in roughly equal measure with suspectpaki, then proceeded to bore myself to tears with shahidkamal.com, you might wonder what’s going to be different about this blog. And why has it got that funny name with an accent that nobody can type and will therefore get killed in SEO?

I want to write. I like writing. Sometimes, my writing is good.

I don’t care about SEO. I don’t care about getting a big audience. I don’t care if I offend more people than I endear.

Some things are going to be different though. I won’t be as angry as I was on suspectpaki and I won’t swear quite as much.

I will cover London, Islam and Technology and I don’t care if that confuses the reader. You’re not obliged to read every post I write. Basically, I’m going back to my roots. A personal blog, without a care about who I’m writing for other than myself, but having learned a lot of lessons since I started suspectpaki back in 2004.

The name comes from the Arabic tri-literal root sha-ha-da, which relates to witnessing. My name “sha-hid” is derived from this root, as are many other related words. I also like it because it’s a four-character domain name.

So welcome back and I hope to annoy and perhaps endear some of you to my writing again soon.