Category: Sookhdeo, Patrick

Who’s endangering who?

Nearly a month ago, I flagged up a review by Ben White on an evangelical website of a new book by Patrick Sookhdeo, who I have taken to calling Sookhdevil for reasons anybody who...

Open season on Muslims

It seems to have been open season on Muslims in the media the last few days, with three inflammatory anti-Muslim stories becoming front page news in either the morning or the evening papers in as many days. First it was the Pc Bashar story, which turns out to have been exaggerated anyway, but nonetheless made the front pages of the tabloids and was the lead story on Vanessa Feltz’s phone-in, with the host branding it “pick-and-mix policing”. Then there was the “Jack Straw on veiling” controversy, and then the petty incident of the Muslim cab driver who refused to carry a blind woman with a guide dog.

Telegraph clarifies “Ban Qur’an” call

The Sunday Telegraph today published a letter from Abdul-Haqq Bewley (eighth letter down, “Most Muslims in Britain have conservative values”) regarding the remarks Patrick Sookhdeo made regarding his and his wife’s translation of the...

Bookwright on “ban Qur’an” call

I got the following message in an email from Bookwright, the Danish publisher of Islamic texts. It concerns the call from the anti-Islamic rent-a-column writer Patrick Sookhdeo AKA Sookhdevil for Aisha Bewley’s translation of...

Reply to Sookhdeo in the Spectator

The Spectator has finally published a reply to Patrick Sookhdeo’s diatribe in the “Eurabia” issue two weeks ago. Headed “Eirenic Islam”, it’s not in the online edition, so here’s an extract: I imagine many...