Jenny Taylor

An established media professional, academic and writer, she trained with Yorkshire Post Newspapers and became the first race reporter in the Westminster Press Group, disconcertingly finding herself interviewing her heartthrob Cat Stevens, just after he became Yusuf Islam. She has travelled widely seeing the work of civil society organizations all over Asia and Africa at first hand. She is an expert on the connection between faith and culture, on which she has addressed parliamentary and Commonwealth gatherings. Her doctorate is from SOAS in London on Islam and secularization.

 


Another Trojan Horse

by Jenny Taylor - 4th June 2014

There is no smoke without fire.  Day one of the Megamosque Inquiry in London’s Docklands and already the only Muslim brave enough to give evidence against the mosque has withdrawn.  Why?  Not because she was ‘intimidated’, but because she was ‘persuaded’. 

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Why the UKIP vote matters

by Jenny Taylor - 21st May 2014

Tomorrow we in the UK vote.  

And for many it will be a vote about one thing: immigration.  Or Europe, but that’s the same thing.  

From where I’m standing, the people are revolting.  On the street, they are fed up with being humiliated by laws they did not pass made by people who do not live here that drive a wedge between us and our own common sense on things like extradition, employment, and equality. 

And that’s just my Algerian cleaner.  

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The problem with the Islamic debate about FGM

by Jenny Taylor - 19th March 2014

USAMA HASAN, Senior Researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, has taken up the baton re FGM's return to the Maldives - which Lapido was the first outside those islands to report - in his latest blog here.

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