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Extremists – what us?

“The US and Saudi Arabia feared Iran’s Islamic revolution would sweep the Mideast and overthrow its oil monarchs. So Washington and its Arab allies convinced Iraq’s president, Saddam Hussein, to invade Iran (1980-1988) and overthrow its new government. Arms and money flowed to Iraq from the US, Britain, Kuwait and the Saudis…After three years of…

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Dodgy Padres!

Wobbly church fathers,monks and rabbis! The Churches during the National-Socialist era Charles Marsh’s recent biography on the heroic Pastor Bonhoeffer provides some insights on the less laudable responses of the Churches to the Nazis in 1930s Germany. Christian teachings “could be commandeered in the service of Germany, especially when the German theological establishment prsumed the…

Muslims only care for their own? What arrant nonsense!

It was the Muslim community in Rwanda that provided sanctuary to both Hutus and Tutsis…but there are many other examples of such interventions to help others in the name of a common humanity. During WW2, the Muslims of Paris risked life and limb to rescue Jews from the Nazis.. There is wide recognition among both…

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Fancy that! Remember Rwanda?

  Rev. Patrick Sookhedo, the Guyana-born International Director of the Barnabus Fund and former Archbishop George Carey are two churchmen frequently finger-wagging Muslims for their ‘intolerance’ and ‘violence’, particularly in the African context:   1. ‘Christians form less than one percent of the population of the Muslim-majority country Niger. Experience in other countries shows that…