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Extremists – what us?

The UN has called for the prosecution of those behind a ‘criminal conspiracy’ at the CIA that led to the ‘brutal’ torture of detainees. Ben Emmerson, United Nations’ special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said those responsible for planning, sanctioning or carrying out crimes including waterboarding should not escape justice – even senior officials from…

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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…