Monthly Archives: December 2012

Is Evolution Less Problematic For Muslims Than For Christians?

I recently purchased a copy of Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem’s book “Understanding the Qur’an: Themes and Style“. I enjoyed reading his English translation of the Qur’an a couple of years ago and particularly his introduction which revealed him to be a man who … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Islam

The BBC aired a splendid one hour documentary earlier this week as part of their series on the Dark Ages. The programme was called “An Age of Light – The Wonder of Islam’. The programme featured some superb footage from … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

One of the first computer games I ever played was Melbourne House’s graphical text adventure, The Hobbit, produced for the ZX Spectrum back in the early 1980’s. I hadn’t read Tolkien’s book before I played the game and the result … Continue reading

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Peter Oborne: Britain Is Guilty of ‘Cowardice’ Towards Israel

Peter Oborne has written a fine comment piece in today’s Daily Telegraph in which he excoriates the Tory-led government for its “cowardice” towards Israel. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the UK dropped all pretence at even-handedness in … Continue reading

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British Troops Accused of Killing 4 Afghan Boys

Both the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph yesterday carried reports that the UK government has been asked to launch an urgent inquiry into claims that during an incident in October 2012 British troops killed four Afghan boys aged 12, 14, … Continue reading

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Please Sign the Hacked Off Petition re: Leveson Report

The Leveson Inquiry published its report into the UK press last Thursday. As you may know, I gave evidence to the Inquiry on behalf of ENGAGE back in January. It appears that while both Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Crash

Crash (2004) was on Film Four last night and I watched it because I had been so impressed with the writer-director Paul Haggis’s Million Dollar Baby which he had scripted the previous year. Well, just as I think no one … Continue reading

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