Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ramadan Reading – Part 1

As we enter the last few days of Ramadan I thought I would over the next couple of days share some short passages from a few of the books I have been reading this month. I’ll begin today with an extract from Muhammad … Continue reading

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The madness of the Pakistani Taliban

Just a few days after I lamented what had become of Pakistan’s aspiration to be a refuge for the subcontinent’s Muslims, a Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber yesterday killed at least 54 people in Quetta who were taking part in a … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking and the denial of God

The cover story on the front page of The Times (behind a paywall, alas) yesterday was: ‘Hawking: God did not create Universe’. The story was based on extracts from Professor Stephen Hawking’s new book, The Grand Design, which is due to … Continue reading

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Pakistani Ambassador to UK sticks head in sand over cricket scandal

The Pakistani Ambassador to the UK, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, has told reporters that he believes the three Pakistani cricketers (Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif) at the centre of the corruption scandal that has rocked the game, were ‘set up’. … Continue reading

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Interview with Taliban spokesperson

The Saudi-owned international Arabic newspaper, Ash-Sharq al-Awsat yesterday carried a detailed interview with a Taliban spokesperson, Mullah Qari Yusuf Ahmadi (pictured above) which can be read in full here in English. As far as the current conflict goes and the … Continue reading

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The Guardian: Mob hate against Muslims in America

Pankaj Mishra writes a fine piece in today’s Guardian about the mob hatred against Islam and Muslims currently engulfing the USA.

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Four Israeli land-thieves killed

All the main news outlets are currently carrying the story of the killing of four Israeli colonist-settlers yesterday by the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, near the Palestinian city of Hebron. What is notable about the coverage … Continue reading

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