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.

 


Salman Rushdie and the Deobandi school of thought

by Jenny Taylor - 13th January 2012

The seminary that has called for Salman Rushdie to be banned from India has a long history of opposition to British colonialism.

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Confounded by the weak

by Jenny Taylor and David Wilkins - 21st December 2011

Can one sick priest still make a difference to the on-going hell that is Iraq?  Yes, if the international community wake up to what he’s driving at.

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Egypt’s elections: ‘The revolution is rebuilding Mubarak’

by Jenny Taylor - 6th December 2011

The priest who was protected by Muslims during October’s violent protests discusses his misgivings.

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