Tag: terrorism

Curing the symptoms

20 Mar, '05185 Comments

So what do you get when you habitually treat the symptoms, rather than the ailment? I don’t know about you, I do know however that I am absolutely sick of hearing the following phrases: 1 This is not in our Arab tradition 2 This is not in our Muslim tradition 3 This is alien to […]

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No More Barriers

6 Dec, '0498 Comments

The US Consulate in Jeddah has been attacked today with 12 people killed, 3 of which are the attackers themselves from a group of 5. 2 have been apprehended, although injured presumably by gunfire and are in the hands of the authorities. Our condolences go to the families of the bereaved. It is yet another […]

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Margaret Hassan

Margaret Hassan

23 Oct, '0441 Comments

Margaret has lived in Iraq for 30 years. She’s not only a naturalised Iraqi but has for the last 13 years been directly involved in trying to lift the suffering off her fellow Iraqi people. She has managed the British Councel for some time which means she also brought knowledge into the country and engendered […]

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Light up the Pyre

4 Oct, '0452 Comments

A survey of Muslim views over the past weeks shows overwhelming, though not unanimous, condemnation of the Beslan massacre. But in all cases the reasons given for the condemnation are political rather than religious. Muslim commentators assert that Russia, having supported “the Palestinian cause,” did not deserve such treatment. Sheik Yussuf al-Qaradawi, a Sunni Muslim […]

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It’s a screwed up world

It’s a screwed up world

5 Sep, '04305 Comments

Islamic leaders in the Middle East yesterday denounced the slaughter of children in Russia as ‘unIslamic’, as commentators asked unusually soul-searching questions about the region and terrorism. Even the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s biggest Islamic group, condemned the bloody siege in Beslan. Its leader, Mohammed Mahdi Akef, said that kidnappings may be justified but killings […]

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