Author Archives: inayatscorner

Book Review: The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

Back in April 2015 I wrote a short blog listing my top ten favourite books of all time. The list included the Oxford physicist David Deutsch’s The Beginning of Infinity. I think I might have been on to something because in his list … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Sadiq Khan – An Inspiration to UK Muslims

Despite a very dirty Tory campaign which sought to portray him as a friend of extremists, Sadiq Khan is poised to win the long and tough campaign to be the new Mayor of London. It is wonderful news and hugely symbolic … Continue reading

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Bradford Man Admits Killing Ahmadi Shopkeeper

Various news outlets including the BBC are reporting that Tanveer Ahmed, 32 – the Bradford man arrested and charged with murdering the Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah – has admitted killing him for allegedly “disrespecting” Islam. Ahmed’s lawyer, John Rafferty, said that … Continue reading

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The Sun Forced To Apologise Over “1 in 5 British Muslims Support ISIS” Claim

Congratulations to the Muslim advocacy group MEND for complaining to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) about last year’s appalling headline in The Sun and getting their complaint upheld today.  The official IPSO ruling about the MEND complaint can be read here. … Continue reading

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BBC R4’s Moral Maze – The ISIS Problem

Yesterday evening, I took part in a discussion about the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Radio 4’s Moral Maze programme. The episode can be heard in full here. I mentioned that in light of the pledge by the so-called Islamic State … Continue reading

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Responding To The ISIS Threat

In the wake of today’s terror attacks in Brussels, ISIS have issued a statement saying: “We promise to the states that are allied against the Islamic State that they will face dark days in return for their aggression against our … Continue reading

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The Shameful Smearing of Sadiq Khan MP

We are less than three months away from London’s Mayoral election to be held on 5th May 2016 and it should come as no surprise that the front runner, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, is being targeted by the right-wing press. Earlier … Continue reading

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