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Could this be possible?

Paul Gallagher reports in The Independent: The security forces protected ‘state sponsored serial killers’ on both sides of Northern Ireland’s paramilitary groups who are responsible for some of the most notorious unsolved murders of The Troubles, according to a BBC Panorama … read more

The Politics of the FIFA intervention

… Already, we’re seeing a dramatic shift in focus for the FIFA conference, and the planned vote on suspending Israel for the mistreatment of Palestinian footballers seems almost certain to be delayed.  Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu is crowing about this, and bragged of … read more

The Shaikha’s Intervention

From the Guardian – Qatari Shaikha Moza bint Nasser al-Missned’s speech in Oxford: “Why is it that world leaders gathered to march in defence of Charlie Hebdo, while the Chapel Hill murders were shrugged off as a parking dispute?” …At the same … read more

London School’s BRIT Project

Faith Matters’ criticisms: What is really problematic about this questionnaire is the fact that a majority of pupils in Buxton School are Muslims and the questionnaire was given out to 11 year old students – according to parents who sent … read more

Rashed Ghannouchi – ‘Islam does not judge’

Extracts from an interview with Mounia El-Arfaoui, May 2015. Rashed Ghannouchi, your latest positions have provoked great controversy, particularly your opposition to criminalizing homosexuality, which is forbidden in Islam. Do you still adopt this position? I have already said Islam, like … read more

M. A. Sherif – A  ‘Hijra’ to nowhere

‘Soon the Khyber Pass was clogged with caravans of bullock carts, camels and people afoot, carrying their few worldly belongings towards the promised land’. ‘There is another sister the same age as you, also from London with the same amount … read more

Isra and Mi’raj

“Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.” For an explanation of this verse … read more