In a repeat of the abduction of around 200 school girls, there has been another attack from suspected Boko Haram militants. [Read more…]
I found myself wanting to respond to this on the basis of my name is invoked and as all my readers know that if you write my words out it invokes my like Beetlejuice. And you will see why I am generally amused by this.
The issue with ISIL is branding and savvy ideology. Fighters were lured in with tales of Assad’s brutal often omnicidal attacks. So they live in the shadow of being epic douchebags fighting equally epic douchebags. So these guys started off as heroes fighting against a corrupt and brutal government. Plucky heroes gone horribly wrong… [Read more…]
I generally am amused by Ed Brayton’s stellar coverage of American Wingnuts but this one seems to have managed to limbo under his radar.
Observe as Joseph Farah enlightens us with a rather amusing article which simply doesn’t get how the world works or indeed the situation. Or maybe he does and he prefers the tired old habit of American Conservatives where they simply lie. [Read more…]
Several people have been arrested in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for “blasphemous” remarks against Allah and Prophet Mohammed after a video on atheism went viral on a social media site.
Eissa Al-Ghaith a member of the Shoura Council and a legal expert on “Islamic” jurisprudence has called for a re-examining of the way religion is represented. [Read more…]
I noticed general upswings in the number of readers due to the new front page format, so I need to do this from the beginning!
I am a big fan of photography. I got my first SLR from my dad, his old one. I learnt to shoot on film as a kid. I loved war photographers for what they did in telling the story of those who suffered. [TW – About the murder of James Foley and the transcript of his execution] [Read more…]
I had exams. So I let this slide. My next two are on Saturday and Sunday so I have some time to field this one.
Sam Harris’s take on Israel and Palestine shows an incredible naivety about the situation and buys into the whole notion that the conflict is purely religious in nature. Let’s break it down.
And I fear that writing this will get me accused of being a secret Muslim. The count of accusations due to the prior piece was at 43. [Read more…]
When a zionist once asked me why I think partitioning Israel may have resulted in the current conflict I had to point out that I came from an ethnic group whose identities of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi were determined by a similar partition and indeed on the same religious grounds.
And for this? Between 7 to 10 million people died in the fragmentation of the Raj and the arbitrary lines drawn up for the sake of peace.
Israel vs. Palestine. [Read more…]