Unacceptable outrage at Al-Aqsa, Jerusalem
Statement from mcb.org.uk, 8 May 2021, “The Muslim Council of Britain condemns the violence against worshippers last night at one of Islam’s holiest sites. At least 205 worshippers were injured . . . the violence comes amidst illegal efforts to evict Palestinians from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah area. . . We call on our UK government to condemn the Israeli violence and uphold UN Security Council Resolution 2334 concerning the occupation of Palestinian territories and stopping illegal settlement activity.”
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.
New book: An Ottoman traveller’s view
. . . a unique eyewitness account dating from 1895 of Britain’s first mosque community by the Ottoman Yusuf Samih Asmay. Translated and annotated with an introduction by Yahya Birt, Riordan Macnamara and Münire Zeyneb Maksudoğlu. 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
From the East London Mosque site, “We’ve now added Alexa to our list of audio streams. You can listen to our live programmes, talks, tafsirs daily adhan, prayers and more . . . ” An imaginative and innovative development by London mosque. click here.
John Dickie presents many facts on the Freemasons but there is more to be said. click here