A journey in and out of extremism is inherently a human tale of passion, power, doubts, and regrets. Reflecting upon their personal stories, Manwar Ali, Usama Hasan, and Yasmin Mulbocus, former British extremists, discuss the root-causes of radicalisation, the role of universities within the journey, and their views on Prevent strategy. By: Adi Cohen A heavy tear is travelling along his cheek, reaching slowly to the long greying beard, his eyes are wide open. “I was blinded by this ‘cause’ thing”, he explains, his voice shivers, as he’s apologising once again for getting too emotional. At the age of 58, Manwar Ali, otherwise referred to as Shaykh Abu-Muntasir, reflects upon some 15 odd years he now describes through a bitter sense of naivety and regret. Ali, an Ipswich resident,
“Gluten free” - a term used far too much recently. But for those of you whose entire life isn’t dominated by a tiny grain, do you really know what it’s like to be gluten free? For a Coeliac (also known as Celiac), our chronic disease can affect all aspects of our lives, from our ability to have children to our fashion choices. Now with the gluten-free diet coming further into fashion, there is a general misconception of what being Coeliac really is. It isn’t as glamorous as you may imagine. Yes, Instagrammers and celebs swear by this diet to lose weight, but trust me it is NOT fun. The Voice of London has come up with a list of 8 struggles Coeliacs have to go through every day, that dieters will NEVER understand. 1. "I would die if I had to give up *insert yummy gluten food*” Yes,
Words: Isabella Dawe | Subbing: Lavinia Petrucci We caught up with rapper and producer Harry Dirtface to talk about his upcoming release 'The Joyride' Harry Dirtface, formerly known as Dirty Harry, is a Nottingham-born hiphop artist with a unique and eccentric style. Tracks titled 'Sloppy Toppy' and 'Leanwithmycrew' paint him as a drug-taking, womanising, trap-inspired rebel. But his impressive self-made instrumentals and clear influences from genres including punk, rock and blues make him one to watch in 2018. You recently started dropping tracks from your first project, The Joyride. What can you tell us about that? The joyride is about me living life, taking some drugs here and there. There were some tracks that I had, I threw them together and got some nice art work drawn up. ...
Joining me is Sweeney, DJ and producer also known as Howson's Groove from South East London, who gives me a glimpse into the realities of being a young creative. And music lecturer from Westminster University, Kienda Hoji, gives some expert advise on what it takes to get noticed. With soaring rent, bills to pay the city has never been such an expensive place to live. How do you survive as an up-and-coming artist? Sweeney tells The Voice of London that often, you won't get paid for what you do, "but you do it anyway because it's what you love doing." Sometimes you might just get noticed out of luck, which is helped by networking and entering the right circles. Sweeney tells The Voice of London: "You'll be surprised about how the people you meet now could give you unexpected