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BBC: Twin sisters, two faiths

BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Twin Sisters, Two Faiths Anna Scott-Brown about their choices to follow two very different faiths - Islam and Christianity. They discuss their strongly-held but separate beliefs, and...

My new toy

My new toy, originally uploaded by Indigo Jo. This is my new Dell laptop; it’s an Inspiron 6400 with a Pentium Dual Core processor. Behind it is my aunt’s fireplace. I must say I’m...

Are the “Muslim Boys” terrorising Croydon?

This week’s Croydon Advertiser has a report on an apparent “religious war” which led to a teenager being stabbed in April 2005; the case is currently the subject of an Old Bailey murder trial: An Old Bailey jury heard how the defendant, from Croydon, also 16 and who cannot be named, told police: “On the streets these days it’s like Muslims against normal people. Stefan [Persaud] and this other boy were Muslims and they were trying to turn people over to become Muslims.”

Zia Sardar has a go at emel

Did anyone else see Ziauddin Sardar on BBC2’s Culture Show in the feature on emel magazine last night? He had the gall to criticise “emel” for being too “orthodox”, something he’s not too keen...

Pictures at Guidance Media

Via Deenport, there are some new pictures at Guidance Media taken during the visit of Habib Ali al-Jifri and some of his students to Malaysia recently. They include some scholars who are students of...

New Sharpener article

I’ve just posted a new article in the Sharpener, about media coverage of the recent departure from the UK of Omar Bakri Muhammad: “Roddle Twaddle” and the Bakri affair Possibly Related Posts: Racism, not...

Shaikh Ya’qoobi on Mahdi

There has been some confusion recently as to the pronouncements by certain ulama on the coming of the Mahdi; some have even been quoted as saying they expect his coming next year! This provoked...

Brixton Mosque, Tariq Ramadan and HT

I’ve just finished writing an entry for the group blog, The Sharpener, about various myths and accusations which have circulated in the media, particularly the London Evening Standard, about the above named people and...

Independent on Mukhtaran Mai/Bibi

This is mostly for Izzy Mo’s readers, as I don’t want to post in her comments box as this is an Internet cafe and I don’t want to leave my address around: The Woman...

Kamal Nawash’s alliance

For once, something worthwhile on MWU: an article by Hussain Ibish detailing the various organisations endorsing the “March Against Terror” Kamal Nawash’s so-called Free Muslims Against Terrorism group is holding in Washington DC this...

Yemeni woman’s life spared

The Times reported today that Amina Ali Abduladif, whose impending execution prompted international outrage (and the usual condemnations of Islam and Muslims), has had her life spared - for now: Amina al-Abduladif’s lawyer was...

Our local candidates

Stephen Vu has a report on the recent election hustings for my local constituency. Our seat (thankfully) is one where the defending candidate is a Lib Dem and the only other candidate with a...

London anti-fascist gig today

I came up town today without having planned to, because my family went out for a meal to a venue which I wasn’t willing to go to. I was passing by Trafalgar Square and...

An Unhelpful Contribution

Review of: “Source of Terror: The Wahhabi-Salafi Ideology and its Consequences” by Vincenzo Oliveti (Amadeus Press, 2001) There cannot be that many young Muslims, and this applies to converts especially, who have not had...

Article Index

The Devil’s Deception of Abdullah Faisal An Unhelpful Contribution - review of Vincenzo Oliveti’s book Terror’s Source Qadianis - answers to common doubts Les doutes fréquents sur le Secte Qadiyani (anonymous French translation of...

Attacked in Russell Square

After I posted my last entry, I headed for the Globe for their free open day. After that I went by tube to Russell Square, which is fairly near an organic food shop where...

An enterprising idiot

How’s this for dumb: a student in Ireland hears the name the new Pope has chosen, and sets up an email address: popebenedictxvi@hotmail.it. And tries to sell it to him! Hello, don’t you think...