Naeem Jeenah

Non-Resident nothing! I am South African!

Na’eem Jeenah says SA’s Muslim community could face disasterous consequences if people take up the call to register as Non-Resident Indians, as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants. I often tell foreign friends or foreign audiences that I speak to that the Muslim community in South Africa is quite unique[…]

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Jeenah visa refusal “absurd”: Pahad

It is critically important that South Africans be at the forefront of the struggle against racial and religious profiling. So says anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Dr. Essop Pahad speaking in response to a petition launched by the Concerned Africans Forum (CAF), opposing the British Home Office’s decision to deny a visa[…]

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Petition launched against Jeenah visa denial

A petition has been launched by the Concerned Africans Forum (CAF), in response to the British Home Office’s decision to deny a visa to the Afro-Middle East Centre’s executive director, Na’eem Jeenah. The prominent academic was due to attend a conference just outside of London, hosted by the European Council[…]

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SA-ISIS link ‘sensation’: analyst

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the State Security department have both sought to play down speculation that more than 100 South African nationals are currently fighting in Syria as recruits for the radical Islamic State (IS) group. The allegations, emanating from reports in the Sunday Independent[…]

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PSA outraged at SAFM snub

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSA) expressed its outrage on Wednesday that SAFM at the last minute cancelled the “Workers on Wednesday” programme that was meant to include Middle East political commentator Na’eem Jeenah and representatives from trade union Cosatu and the National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu). The programme was[…]

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