Author Archives: inayatscorner

Theresa May and the Mystery of the Missing Pledge About Hate Crimes Against Muslims

Last Monday (23rd March 2015), the Home Secretary, Theresa May, delivered an important speech outlining the government’s counter-extremism strategy. The full speech contained quite a few passages I would normally take issue with, but it also contained a crucially important sentence … Continue reading

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The Muslim Community from Rushdie to Hebdo

I went along to the Muslim Institute in Old Street, London, earlier this afternoon to take part in a panel discussion entitled “The Muslim Community from Rushdie to Hebdo”. I have written about this topic on several previous occasions so … Continue reading

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The Islamic State as a Curse of Humanity

    One of the joys of being in London is the easy access to its magnificent free museums and their fabulous treasures. Here one can wander about leisurely and gently allow your spirit to soar as you marvel at the … Continue reading

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The Prophet Muhammad Should Not Be Off Limits for Satire

Salman Rushdie is right. Those who perpetrated today’s brutal attack on the staff of Charlie Hebdo may perhaps have thought that they were acting to defend Islam from gratuitous insult. However, in practice, they were defending a narrow-minded interpretation of religion that … Continue reading

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Hamza Tzortzis, Evolution and the Epistemology Argument

An email popped up in my inbox last week and caught my interest. “Science explains everything…doesn’t it?” – it read. Now this was a bit odd as I have yet to come across a science book where the scientist has claimed that science explains everything. Science by … Continue reading

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Review: Human Universe

It is almost two years ago now, that Professor Brian Cox, treated us to his splendid series The Wonders of Life, which I raved about here at the time. So, it was with a real sense of excitement that I watched … Continue reading

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An Enviable Legacy…

For the first time in months I have a weekend off work and have been looking through some of my book collection for inspiration and to stave off boredom. Back in 1985, the physicist Freeman Dyson was invited to Aberdeen University … Continue reading

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