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Bishop Nazir Ali forgets Iranian hospitality?

The Bishop of Rochester, Nazir Ali is persistently portraying multiculturalism and Muslims as bogeymen –  a disservice to both his Church and his roots. Surely it cannot be Muslims –  3% of the population – that threaten ‘the distinctively Christian character of the nation’s laws, values, customs and culture’? (Daily Telegraph, 7 January 2008). It…

Iran, 1907 & 2007

The Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 and Foreign Secretary David Milliband 2007…. In September 1907 the text of the Anglo-Russian Convention was doing the rounds in Western capitals. It declared that “the signatory Powers undertake to acknowledge and respect the integrity and independence of Persia…”. But then in a semantic somersault continued: “….and delimit their spheres…