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Media Response

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.

Friday, 21 September 2007 11:58

The song, Umshini Wami

The Mecury

The Editor


The song, “Umshini Wami” sung by comrade Zuma at the different stage appearances should not be taken so seriously that has resulted in some harsh words exchanged between Zuma and Lakota.


Both comrades have been through the thick of the liberation struggle and passionately fought for the freedom of this country. South Africa cannot afford any division among its hierarchy. Differences will always be there and we should learn to respect that.


Former President N Mandela, set a good example not only for South Africans, but the world: forgive, forget and strive for a better future. The lessons and legacy set by him can be very useful in solving many of our differences especially in the political front.


Hasan Ahmed




Tuesday, 25 September 2007 12:00


The Editor

The Times

I refer to the article, “Courtroom walls have ears – lawyer”.

These days even the courts are not safe – tells you a lot of what you don’t want to hear. Privacy is the right of every individual and must be respected at all times.

However, the safety of our courtrooms, police stations and so called safe areas have become equally unsafe. For example, in the last two weeks two incidents of entry by thugs and criminals into police stations were reported. This makes the taped courtroom conservations look like a small issue.

Come on – make our government more responsible and alert on the safety of its citizens and not the safety of the criminals.





Wednesday, 26 September 2007 11:58

Zim Culture

The Editor

Daily News



I refer to the article, "Zim's culture of coercion". Zimbabwe is no different from many other countries having support from its military power. And this is not exclusive to countries in the African continent but a worldwide phenomenon.

 This culture of thinking is set to remain for a long time where in some instances, in the name of democracy, the country is ruled and ultimate power is vested by the military. Nations and countries are largely dominated by their military power and hence exercise their superiority by means of fire-power.

 It may be a wise idea to leave Zimbabwe to resolve its critical problems and crises to the Africans leaders and not the US/UK pack as normally done. In order for the African continent to become stronger and independent, a greater degree of responsibility needs to be entrusted on the leaders of the African continent.


Since media reports paint a very grim picture of the Zimbabwe, African leaders need to attend to the issues as a matter of urgency.






Friday, 28 September 2007 11:53

Pupils Behaviour

Sunday Times 

It's too late to be complacent – another school pupil is killed, this time in Gauteng. Incidents of this nature are increasingly common. The question is are we really going to do anything about it or wait for another bad incident to awaken us in taking drastic steps to put a stop to this type of unruly behaviour.

Schools have become a marketplace for drugs, cigarette smoking is as common as eating lunch, and pupils have learnt to consume alcohol instead of drinking water. A friendly game of soccer turns into an ugly fight and pupils are seriously hurt – gone are the days of fist-fights. The list of the most terrible things at many of our schools is getting longer by the day. 

The government needs to take strong steps in instilling discipline at schools throughout South Africa. Let us work towards a safer environment for our pupils and securing their future.



Wednesday, 03 October 2007 12:34


I was shocked to read the article, ‘When fashion’s a four-letter word’. The colorful print on clothing is beginning to take new strides in its shape of fancy and obscenity of words.

Sensible parents would never allow their children to don clothing that is imprinted with some vulgar and obscene words. One cannot comprehend the level of understanding of civilized and intelligent people wanting to promote such indecent behavior. It is unbecoming of society to light-heartedly accept this attitude and turn a blind eye and allow our children to wear such clothing. If we are unable to protest against the filthy words used, then at least prevent our children from wearing such clothing.

However, this brings me to my next serious objection: our children may not be wearing it but others may do so and as pedestrians, passengers, at shopping malls, etc. some eye contact may be made – a real pitiful sight for our future generations.

Surely we can count the degeneration and degradation of society if we allow this to take place. What next will we have to endure.



Thursday, 04 October 2007 12:03

ANC Funder

The Editor

Sunday Times

I refer to the report on ANC funder taking millions of the nation's childrens' money.

It is very sad and common to hear of such misappropriation of money. Daily we are flooded with some allegation made on people from the govn. and those in the higher circles of society.


The accused could not care less that the money was intended for the school feeding schemes' projects throughout the country. Such indiscriminate activities of dishonest people who can usurp wealth of others especially money intended for a worthy cause, shows the kind of irresponsibleness lurking around waiting to prey on the innocent. This is not out of desperation but greed for wealth, and more wealth.


Often we read about resignations, dismissals and termination of employment at various govn. levels, and in the recent past, the levels of corruptions have escalated drastically. The govn. must fight against corruption at the highest levels and to its fullest capacity in an effort to save the country and its citizens from totally collapse.


Eastern Cape 



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