Tag Archives: Islam

How to be a bigot

Embed from Getty Images I love working from home doing a job which actually requires me to interact with people socially both through social media online and in so-called ‘real life’. The fact I also get to chat with friends, … Continue reading

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A Friend in Eid

Eid mubarak to all my Muslim friends wherever you are in the world. I hope my little pun in the title of this post will be forgiven but it seemed quite apt to me. I’ll explain why. This is the … Continue reading

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Lifting the Veil: Behind the UK debate to ban Muslim veils

Long rant warning. I’m about to upset a lot of people. All Muslims are terrorists. Muslim women who insist on wearing veils in the UK are disrespecting our culture and clearly have something to hide. If we showed the same kind … Continue reading

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Bangladesh versus Banglastan: A civil war of ideals

I had intended to post something tomorrow but such is the speed at which things are moving right now in Bangladesh that I felt compelled to write again today instead. Links to all the sources used are included at the … Continue reading

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Blogs shut down, Bloggers arrested, Bangladesh in crisis

In that last few days Bangladesh has seen some very worrying developments in the battle between fundamentalist Islamic groups such as the Jamaat e Islami and the Blogger-led Shahbhag youth movement. I have great misgivings about what is happening. At the … Continue reading

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