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2 I LOCAL & NATIONAL NEWS Passion Islam I June 2009
Rugby Racism
and Religion
Featherstone, London the three months he spent in jail for
Broncos and briefly England – lying about a driving offence in the
“When you see
interesting enough in itself, although mid-90s and much more positively
some of the hardcore stuff
probably only to league nuts – with a on the leading role he has played
going on in the name of Islam today,
window on British Asian culture that since retirement in setting up the
it becomes even more important for
significantly broadens the book’s British Asian Rugby Association
we Muslims with a public profile to
appeal. From growing up in LS6 – the (Bara), and in working with deprived
get out and speak on behalf of the
area of Headingley that holds fond communities (white as well as Asian)
community.”
memories for anyone who studied in Bradford and now Leeds.
Not the sort of thing you read in
in Leeds – to attending the mosque
many rugby league books but as
at the Polytechnic, to running a fast *Tries & Prejudice by Ikram Butt
the first British Asian to represent
food takeaway in Bramley, to coping (with Tony Hannan) is published on 5
England in rugby of either code,
with reassuringly rare instances June by Scratching Shed Publishing
Ikram Butt has never been your
of racial prejudice, to training and Ltd, in paperback priced at £12.99.
regular rugby league person.
playing during the fasting period of The foreword is by Bollywood star
Tries and Prejudice*, his Ramadan, to arranged marriages Rahul Bose. Ikram will be signing
autobiography which is published and the Qur’an, it’s all fascinating copies at Philip Howard Books,
this week, combines a detailed stuff. Roundhay, Leeds on Saturday 13
account of Butt’s career with Leeds, That’s before Butt reflects on June from 10am
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