Monthly Archives: February 2011

Jumu’ah and tradition

  It’s been half-term this week so I took my ten year old son along with me to the mosque for jumu’ah prayers for the very first time. I was rather proud of him as you can imagine. A few weeks ago I … Continue reading

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How will the USA handle the end of its empire?

Peter Oborne has written a thought-provoking piece in the Daily Telegraph about what the ongoing upheavel in the Arab world could mean for the USA which has for so long supported many nasty regimes in that part of the world. … Continue reading

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President Obama: Rhetoric and reality

Last week I posted the full transcript and video of President Obama’s stirring speech on the occasion of the downfall of the Egyptian dictator, Husni Mubarak. Obama – and let’s put aside for the moment the USA’s long record of … Continue reading

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Shaykh Qaradawi delivers khutbah to huge crowds in Cairo

The immensely influential Islamic scholar, Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, today delivered his first khutbah (Friday sermon) in decades in his homeland Egypt as he returned to the country and led a gathering of over 200,000 worshippers in Tahrir Square. Qaradawi became a controversial figure in the … Continue reading

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Geert Wilders: The World’s Most Dangerous Man

On Tuesday, BBC2 broadcast a must-view documentary about the Islamophobic Dutch politician Geert Wilders who has infamously called for the Qur’an to be banned (amongst many other bigoted anti-Muslim recommendations). The BBC2 documentary is essential viewing not least because it explicitly reveals … Continue reading

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A Catholic Priest’s journey to Islam

There is a nice story on the BBC news website currently about an English Catholic priest’s journey to Islam. He was telling his story at Cambridge University’s Experience Islam Week.

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Pro-Israel lobby continues smear campaign against ENGAGE

Last week I blogged about how the Tory MP Robert Halfon – a former Political Director of the Conservative Friends of Israel – had launched a highly dishonest and cowardly attack on the Muslim advocacy group ENGAGE. Halfon had only … Continue reading

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