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The Spectacle of Suffering

The Spectacle of Suffering The image of Aylan Kurdi, of a forlorn three year old boy alone on a beach, flat down on his face as sea water lapped over and around him, appeared to wake the conscience of millions. We were confronted with ourselves, our weakness spoke through our tears and the isolation we saw in him drew us together in communal huddles. We felt. And in feeling we felt ourselves too, we felt for a moment what it meant to be human, to be small and weak, but our humanity extended beyond the exterior. We also looked within and humanity and empathy coalesced. By empathising we humanised our own existence since the boy we saw could have been one of ours, it could have been us in a...
San Bernardino County Politics

Desperate Journalism: Al-Huda International and San Bernardino.

One of the biggest catastrophes of the 21st century was the Iraq war and what followed. We are now aware that the then prime minister of Britain, Tony Blair, mislead the world into believing the existence of “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq. He convinced the “International Community” that Saddam Hussein had the capacity to attack immediately. We have now come to know that all of this was not true. Blair has since apologised for his role in the “mistake”. According to a number of international estimates, over a million people lost their lives as a result of the war. Many have been asking for Tony Blair to be put on trial for war crimes. Whether Blair is directly guilty of...
This House Believes That Sharia Is Better Than The English Law

This House Believes that Sharia is Fairer than the English Law

By Abdullah Al Andalusi I don’t know how it happened, nor could believe that it could’ve happen – but yesterday, me and my fellow MDI colleague, Zara Faris WON the debate that SHARIA is FAIRER than ENGLISH LAW – in front of an audience of 61 English upper class/middle class attendees! Zara and I were invited on the panel in the Master Builder’s Hotel, a very distinguished place in the middle of the idyllic English countryside of Hampshire, organised by Lord Strathcarron. There were many distinguished invitees and I got the distinct impression that they were ‘well heeled’ individuals – members of the English upper class, judges, QC’s (Queen’s Councillors – i.e....
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Bombing from the skies

by: Hamza Imran Nisar Those fighting the tyranny of others should always guard themselves from becoming tyrants, and those seeking to enforce legitimacy should themselves use legitimate means. Alas, the United States has seldom adopted such philosophy in its foreign policy. On 4 February 2002, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operated its first unmanned drone strike in a targeted killing. Three men were gathered in an area located in the Paktia Province in Afghanistan. The intended target was Osama bin Laden. However, those actually “targeted” were three innocent men. The US-led drone programme has since expanded considerably to countries like Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia and most...
Those Who Seek Justice Should Do Justice

Those who seek justice should do justice

David Cameron’s speech on 29 August 2014 highlighted the level of “terror threat” Britain faces, potentially at the hands of British born terrorists, as severe. The speech was full of ironies and misinformation. He amazingly mentioned many grievances of radicalised individuals only to ignore them subsequently by placing the blame on an evil ideology called “Islamist extremism”. Cameron has again used the term “Islamist” to describe acts of terror or extremism? It appears that he is simply not interested in an honest discussion and will continue to sing the tunes orchestrated by the increasingly Islamophobic political establishment. The media and the politicians are simply not...
Are Muslim Anti Semitic

Are Muslims Anti-Semitic?

Are Muslims Anti-Semitic? Israel has been bombing Gaza for the past few years and the ongoing siege of this small piece of land has caused hundreds of thousands (1.8 million souls) to suffer. Many innocent civilians have lost their lives due to the shortage of necessities such as medicine, electricity, clean drinking water etc. The siege of Gaza has been described by many as “the largest concentration camp in the world”. Israel has received immense criticism due to its barbaric treatment of the people of Gaza. Hundreds of women and children have been killed by Israeli missiles, deliberately targeting densely populated areas. Due to the increasing criticism of Israel’s actions, many...
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Forensic Exposé on CEMB “Report”

Evangelising Lies: Exposing the Distortions of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s “Report” on iERA By Abu Maryam Islam21c In May 2014, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) published a report entitled “Evangelising Hate: Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA)”. This report is a collection of statements attributed to iERA’s chairman, its official speakers and historic guest speakers that have spoken at iERA events in the past or who have had some kind of link with the organisation. The purpose of this response is to highlight a myriad of methodological and ideological concerns which seriously question the report’s validity and credibility. This response...
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Did the Suffragettes Believe in Democracy?

POST BY ZARA FARIS Polling booths were propped open around the country again today and the perennial nagging began: “Women, use your vote! The suffragettes fought tooth and nail to win you this right!“ Women becoming involved in democracy was hailed as a ‘victory’ for them. However, is participating in the democratic system ever going to bring about justice for society, including justice for women? Has voting ever brought about lasting justice for women or, indeed, any group of society? Given that women (and even men of a lower social standing) were excluded from the democratic system in the first place, what on earth made suffragettes think that the democratic system was a just...
Kirsty Wark And The Trojan Horse Disconnect

Kirsty Wark and the Trojan Horse Disconnect

Blog Post by Lauren Booth Last night I had a waking nightmare. In it Kirsty Wark was asking surreal-sounding questions of a media fall guy from the Muslim Council of Britain. “The idea that a woman should ever obey her husband is wrong” Blustered Kirsy making me pity her husband/partner/co-habitee/orther. The MCB fall guy, on air for a few precious minutes to give, I suppose, an alternative view, splutters ‘but, but, but…” I click the remote but I don’t wake up from this nonsense. It continues. These are from todays Daily Mail online readers and Ukippers touting for votes in May: ‘I hope these people will be charged and jailed for this. This must be stood on...
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Look Who’s Talking?

Look who's talking? The man who lied to his people to justify a war that killed over a million people speaks again. He wants the West to ignore the crimes of Russia and China and unite with them to suppress "radical Islam". What does he actually mean by "radical Islam"? It is clear that "radical Islam", to him, means the political aspect of the religion. He doesn't care about singing, dancing, praying, chanting, and fasting Muslims. He only sees "political Muslims" as a threat to the world peace, as if he himself is the biggest practitioner of peace on earth. Tony Blair has again expressed his discontent with the largest and the most visible part of the Islamic history: the political...
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