Monthly Archives: February 2012

ENGAGE Writes to William Hague Over Double Standards on Iran

You can read the ENGAGE letter here. As you will know, there is widespread speculation that the Israeli government will in the coming months launch an attack on Iran safe in the knowledge that all the main US presidential candidates will express … Continue reading

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Roger Waters – Britain should return the Falkland Islands

I have blogged previously about my love of Pink Floyd’s music. And it only increases! Roger Waters, the band’s main songwriter and bassist, has apparently called on the UK government to return the Falkland Islands. A few months ago he … Continue reading

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‘Tell MAMA’: Not Off to a Good Start!

Last week saw the launch of a new government-funded Muslim initiative called “Tell MAMA” by Faith Matters which aims to measure anti-Muslim attacks in the UK. There have been a number of commendable efforts in recent years to try and … Continue reading

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R4 Questions Shaykh Ghannushi about Islam, Democracy and Secularism

I just got round to listening to Radio 4’s Analysis programme which a couple of weeks ago interviewed the influential Tunisian Islamic thinker, Rashid Ghannushi, the founder of the an-Nahda party which won the largest share of the vote in … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Hajj Exhibition at the British Museum

I took my son to see the Hajj Exhibition today at the British Museum. While entry to the Museum itself is free, this special exhibition costs twelve quid to enter. Under sixteens go free if they are accompanied by a … Continue reading

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Peter Tatchell Endorses BDS Campaign Against Israel

There is a very interesting post up on Jews Sans Frontieres which notes that the long-time gay rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell, has signed a letter publicly supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel and criticising Israel for ‘pinkwashing’ … Continue reading

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The ‘Jesus and Mo’ Cartoon and the Right To Offend

There has been some ongoing controversy about the decision by the Atheist Society at the University College London (UCL) to publish a cartoon of the prophet Jesus and prophet Muhammad (peace be upon them) which depicts them drinking alcohol at a bar. … Continue reading

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