Tariq Ramadan Case
“The expert [Daniel Zagury] committed an abuse of power that has been sanctioned. This is a fair application of the law,” said Philippe Ohayon, one of Tariq Ramadan’s lawyers.” click here
Tariq Ramadan’s prison account – click here.
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.
World-renowned Calligrapher, the Libyan-British Ali Omar Ermes
A founding trustee of the Al-Manaar Trust, responsible for its outstanding interior design and architecture, Ali Omer Ermes has passed away. Inna lillahi wa innna ilayhi rajiun. 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
Experts’ views on sharp challenges facing Britain
“We don’t need to ‘fix the person’ so that they can better navigate Britain’s institution, but rather ‘fix our institutions’ so that they provide fair chances and outcomes to everyone.” click here.
The struggle for the restoration of Palestinian rights
Dr. Daud Abdullah’s timely book is a frank and well-informed account of Hamas’s journey since its founding at the outset of the first intifada in 1987. It describes how its leadership has responded to diplomatic challenges and opportunities, notably the Iraq invasion of Kuwait (1990), the Madrid and Oslo talks and agreements (1991, 1993-95), dealings with the late King Hussein of Jordan – and the deportation of Hamas leaders by his successor (1997), US hostility after the electoral success in Gaza (2006) and the break with Assad’s Syria (2011-2012). There is a call for Palestinian national reconciliation and a warning that future reliance on Arab states for ‘strategic depth’ is “aspirational at best and delusional at worst”. Click here.