CAIR – a Wahhabi organisation?

A common canard of people who attack CAIR is that it is a “Wahhabi” organisation which has links to extremist groups. While there may be some in that organisation with such sympathies, I got this in my Hotmail yesterday: Continue reading

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Adoption, the Saudis and our Ken

Jon Gaunt, BBC Radio’s resident loud-mouth, was mouthing off about adoption on BBC’s London radio (94.9 FM, 9am-12pm Monday-Friday) this morning. The thing that got his goat today was that parents who gave their children up for adoption would get help in tracing them, in contrast to the present system whereby usually only children can do the tracing. He went on about how if his parents ‘abandoned’ him, he didn’t want to be traced by them. Apparently he had been in care for a while when he was a kid and so he knows what it’s like (he mentioned that he was often told by other kids that “the parents are coming”, and they never came). Continue reading

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Who are you marching with?

Anyone who has been on the anti-war demos in London and been irritated by all the Marxist banners should read the entry on Saraji’s blog - 5th April, “The Bloc Vote Mafia …”. With links to several articles exposing the authoritarian communist links of several of the so-called anti-war organisations. (This is particularly relevant to Muslims in the UK who attend anti-war marches. While I’m in favour of these and have been on several, it’s disturbing to see Muslims carrying Socialist Worker banners as this is actually an anti-Islamic organisation.)

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Good news from Rwanda

An entry in al-Muhajabah’s blog gives some news from Rwanda, where the number of Muslims has doubled since the genocide, in large part because Muslims stayed out of that atrocity and gave shelter to Tutsis while the churches turned them over to the murderers. (Then again, were Muslims murdered during the Rwanda genocide? If not, that could partly account for this increase, but the fact remains that thousands have converted in the ten years since.) Continue reading

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Some under-reported facts about Fallujah

Comments on Al-Muhajabah’s Islamic Blogs reveal some under-reported aspects of the lynching at Fallujah last week (veiled4Allah, 2nd April, Even More Sick) Continue reading

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The MCB letter

BBC Interview with Inayat Bunglawala, about the recent letter to the mosques encouraging people to help the security forces Continue reading

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The Matrimonial Minefield

I’m sure I’m not the only convert to Islam who has found it difficult to find a wife. I’m 27, and converted to Islam in 1998 when I was 21. For much of that time I have been actively looking for a Muslim lady to get married to. My first ports of call were Islamic bookshops, but all the women they put me in touch with turned out to be unsuitable and one or two of them gave me the runaround. I then turned to the Internet, to the burgeoning industry of online matrimonial databases. Continue reading

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This Rand report

The Rand Corporation, a non-profit political think-tank, has published a report entitled Civil Democratic Islam, a proposal for how the West can deal with the Muslim world in a way that suits its own interests. The report divides up the Muslim world into Fundamentalists, Traditionalists, Modernists and Secularists, and its conclusion is essentially that the West should support the Modernists first, and the Traditionalists in order to defeat Fundamentalists. Continue reading

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The MMR debate

I just found this rather interesting article by George Monbiot about conflicts of interest in the debate over the safety of the MMR vaccine. Andrew Wakefield, who published a paper alleging links between the MMR vaccine and a number of diseases including autism, was revealed to have possible conflicts of interest. However, as Monbiot reveals, this is an extremely common problem in sections of the scientific community, with scientists putting their names to papers ghost-written by companies, sometimes never having seen the data on which the papers’ conclusions are based. Here’s the story.

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International reaction to Yasin killing

http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-03/22/article06.shtml

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3556753.stm

Half century of Israeli assassinations

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Reaction to my last post

Note: the original post, which I deleted, was in response to Jews gloating on the BBC’s website about the murder by the Israeli army of Shaikh Ahmed Ya-sin. The post said that the Jews killed by the Palestinians were in Hell, and warned of what would happen when (not if) the Muslims reconquered Palestine.) The post was reproduced on at least two other blogs.)

Thanks to everyone who responded to my last post in reaction to the murder of Shaikh Ahmad Yasin. It at least disproves Flanstein’s earlier jibe that “there’s only the two of us here”! In fact, I actually thought I had deleted that post, which I made in anger in reaction to the murder and the gloating over it I saw on the BBC’s website. You can read more of the same on the odious “Little Green Footballs” blog; I’m not going to link it because they have a habit of redirecting links from hostile websites and blogs to the Israeli Defence Force’s Hebrew website! Continue reading

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Me and my Mac

I’ve had my Mac nearly a week now (since Tuesday) and I have to say I’m generally pleased with it. We had it sitting on the dining table until Friday, but of course it couldn’t stay there forever because people have to eat off that table (including me), so I ordered a computer table from Viking which arrived on Friday. So it’s now next to the old computer in the upstairs office. Continue reading

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An interesting article on the Kharijites

This is a highly interesting article on the Kharijites and their modern-day equivalents, the Wahhabis. This is on the website of the Hanbali Texts Society, an organisation dedicated to propagating orthodox Hanbalism and distinguishing it from the Wahhabi sect.

HTS on the Kharijites

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The Rally Yesterday …

Well I went to the rally yesterday, it was not as big as the huge anti-war rallies last year but it was big enough that people were still leaving the start (Hyde Park) as the rest of us were having our rally in Trafalgar Square. It rained a little bit and it was very windy - I heard that people in other parts of the country had been killed by flying debris, but no-one here (al-hamdu lillah) was injured, although I almost got one of the Marxists’ flagpoles land on my head in Hyde Park. Continue reading

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No More Lies, Mr Blair!

Saturday’s Stop the War march is intended to reinforce calls for political accountability and a withdrawal from Iraq, writes Andrew Burgin Continue reading

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A bizarre 419 invitation

I just got forwarded an exceptionally dumb 419 invitation through a mailing list I’m on, in which someone claiming to be Dr Mitchell Obi of some Nigerian financial organisation appeals for someone to do business with him as his “next of kin”?! Does this moron even know what a next of kin is?

419’ers being dumb is nothing new - there are at least a dozen websites dedicated to baiting these idiots, getting them to say stupid things or hold up banners with what they think are their new business partners’ names on them (actually insults made to look like names). I wonder how people as stupid as these could get that amount of money together?

Article on 419’ers targeting Muslims

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Muslims police their own? How?

It’s very common to hear, whenever a terrorist incident happens that bears the hallmarks of Al-Qa’ida, calls for the Muslims to control extremist elements in their own community. I read an article on a UK Usenet forum today, claiming that “the peace loving Muslims throughout the world really need to bring some real pressure to bear on their albeit small minority of fanatical zealots calling for Holy War against The West”. Continue reading

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Thank God some people saw sense

It seems the Spanish - who, it must be remembered, did not want to get involved in Iraq to begin with - have had their fears confirmed by last week’s bombings in Madrid, and kicked out the government that got them into that mess. No doubt the morons at places like Little Green Footballs will start crying “surrender”, but it gives hope to those of us in the UK who also never wanted to get involved in the Bush cabal’s disastrous adventures.

A few weeks ago I read in the Spectator (a right-of-centre political weekly until recently owned by Conrad Black) someone going on about how “we need America”. We need America a lot less now than we did in the 1960s during the Cold War, yet a Labour government (under Harold Wilson) kept us out of the Vietnam war, which was fought to prop up an American client dictatorship, went on for several bloody years, and failed miserably. Why get involved with this when we managed to stay out of Vietnam?

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Mac vs PC comparison

I ordered a Mac on Friday - a G4 eMac which is all I could reasonably afford, but I did order some extra memory for it - and I also bought a copy of the Mac users’ magazine MacFormat, which is published by the same people as Linux Format of which I have been a regular reader since late 2002. There’s a feature in there comparing the Mac to the PC, and why should you buy a Mac rather than a PC. Continue reading

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