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Jul 29 2014

Criticising an Atheist Horseman – Sam Harris is wrong about Israel and Palestine

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 …

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Jul 23 2014

Peace on our Dime – Israel/Palestine

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 …

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Jul 21 2014

No Honour – The men have to wash their shame with blood

A 10 year old girl was raped in Afghanistan by a Mullah within a Mosque. The problem with people who think the zenith of human endeavour was reached during the reign of a tribal leader in the Middle East circa 600 is that they ignore real progress humanity has made since then. Yes I know …

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Jun 22 2014

No JT, It’s Not Stupid, It is hate

I am disappointed to write this. I am a fan of JT Eberhard and I regularly play League of Legends with him for fun. We are facebook friends but I disagree with him because he simply has not gotten the point. What is harmless and appears pointless to one person may be terrifying to another …

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Jun 18 2014

A Response to Damian Thompson – ISIS and Iraq

I have made it no secret that I have a mysterious history with Iraq. I have been there on holiday, I have been there as a refugee and I have been there for a variety of reasons. Iraq is where I picked up my nom de plume. Well the Middle East, there are a lot …

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Jun 04 2014

Applied Theology – Avicenna (the original dude) would Weep

There is a word from the “His Dark Materials” trilogy. Applied Theology. The notion that we can simply apply theology to the visible world and thus make sense of it. This is how we lived most of our lives until the scientific revolutions. It was easier to explain things by gods and demons and ghosts …

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Jun 02 2014

Malaysia – Rape

TW – Rape She is only 15 years old but she is at the centre of a massive push for the adoption of Hudud. A 15 year old girl was raped by 38 men in an abandoned houses in the Kelantan region. She survived the ordeal and police have begun arrests. There may be another …

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May 23 2014

Islamophobia

“People say there are good Muslims in Britain — that may be so — but I don’t trust them, “Islam is heathen, Islam is satanic, Islam is a doctrine spawned in hell”. “In Muslim lands Christians are persecuted for their faith. Their homes are burned, their churches destroyed and hundreds of them literally have given their …

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May 23 2014

What do you think of Islam?

Islam is a religion torn by strife and its history. Like all civilisation, we see a cycle of Golden vs. Dark Ages. In the west, our last dark age was WW II. And from that we learned a valuable lesson. We learnt a fear of war that still pervades through much of Europe. And that …

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May 20 2014

Creeping Shariah in the UK

The alleged “plot” was an attempt by Muslim Fundies to take over schools. The leaked letter on the alleged plot was reported by media including the BBC on 7 March 2014. In it, Islamists claimed responsibility for installing a new headteacher at four schools in Birmingham, and highlighted 12 others in the city which would be easy targets …

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