Photo by Anwar Hossain, Trafalgar Square, London, 2007.
Whilst I always look askance at gongs, if outfits are going to dish them out then they should at least go to deserving cases. And Asif certainly is such a case. He merits this diasporic recognition.
Anwar Hossain and I caught up with him earlier this year. We found Asif to be mild mannered and softly spoken. Yet he has managed to harness the volatile energy of a very disparate internet constituency and put it to good use. As I have said before elsewhere in this blog he has changed the character of activism. Well done mate.