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The Redemption of Tony Blair?

Could this perhaps be the beginning of the rehabilitation of Tony Blair following the disastrous invasion of Iraq and its hideous aftermath? At Open Britain earlier this morning the former PM used his formidable oratorical skills to call upon those … Continue reading

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US Elections -Celebrating the Peaceful Transfer of Power

The victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election results has shocked many – including myself. It is dispiriting to see so many older white voters in the USA clearly energized by a campaign that tapped into some of … Continue reading

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R4 Moral Maze on ‘Islamic Terrorism’

In the wake of last week’s killings in Paris, I was on Radio 4’s Moral Maze programme (it can be heard by clicking on the previous link) this evening on the topic of “Islamic Terrorism” (yes, I don’t like the title either). … Continue reading

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Reflections on 7/7

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the July 7 2005 bombings in London, as the country remembers the terrible events of that morning, I thought it was worth recalling some of the events in the lead up to … Continue reading

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Video: Mass Brawl at Bangladeshi Meeting in Leeds

Some members of the Bangladeshi community in Leeds showing us all how to deal with community disagreements in a peaceful and tolerant manner. This was apparently filmed yesterday during an Annual General Meeting which allegedly saw two rival camps disagreeing … Continue reading

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Is Judaism The Most Racist of the World’s Great Monotheistic Religions?

Richard Dawkins famously said that: The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, … Continue reading

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Sudan Death Penalty and the Apostasy Issue

This week’s court ruling in Sudan sentencing Dr Meriam Yahya Ibrahim to death for abandoning Islam is highly regrettable but should come as no surprise to observers of the Muslim world. It seems unlikely that the Sudanese authorities would proceed with … Continue reading

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