Sir David Amess
Statement from The Muslim Council of Britain’s Secretary-General Zara Mohammed “Sir David’s murder is deeply upsetting and our thoughts and prayers are with all those grieving his loss at this time. That he was murdered in the course of performing his duties as a Parliamentarian, highlights the danger politicians in the public eye face.” click here.
Revelations of destablising operations in Indonesia in 1965 – role of the Foreign Office’s Information Research Department (IRD).
Rwanda: “Our Report [the Muse Report] concludes that the Genocide was foreseeable. From its knowledge of massacres of civilians conducted by the government and its allies, to the daily dehumanization of the Tutsi, to the cables and other data arriving from Rwanda, the French government could see that a genocide was coming. The French government was neither blind nor unconscious about the foreseeable genocide . . . The role of the French government must be examined.” click here
Bosnia: Operation Screwdriver – more revelations of the disregard for Bosnian suffering during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s – Operation Screwdriver. click here.
Facebook’s ban on the promotion of a book on the Palestinian resistance. Click here.
Abdelwahab El-Affendi’s powerful essay [excerpt from Critical Muslim], ‘barbarians in the cradle of civilisation’ click here.
Afghanistan: hubris & defeat
Since 2007, an 11-part dossier has been tracking a disastrous, vengeful intervention much lauded at the outset – the late Michael Novak had rationalised it as “morally obligatory” while one British general declared that the bombardment and occupation met ‘Just War’ criteria . Now in 2021, after irreparable human suffering, the acceptance that it was largely a futile and counter-productive exercise. click here
Event for schools and families in Manchester: From Alchemy to Chemistry
The award-winning UK science and cultural heritage organisation, ‘1001 Inventions’, founded by Professor Saleem Al-Hassani, is collaborating with Manchester Central Library for a unique event that will run from October 30th to November 4th and celebrate Chemistry Week. click here.
Controversy over Oxford University Press India’s handling of a book with implied criticism of Prime Minister Modi. click here.