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Reflections on Libya’s Revolution

As an outsider it is difficult to understand the full merit of any revolution, particularly when the ‘call to arms’ in my own country, England, seemed more focused on self-enrichment through theft and mindless rioting. Yet in other parts of … Continue reading

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Back-biting and the 11 women

During the month of ramadan our airwaves are filled with certain slimy tv personalities, which to me are very much the same as the zany preachers you find on US tv – it seems that zany people with zany points … Continue reading

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Famines Across Time

Somalia vs Saudi Arabia This photograph is from the ArabNews website showing livestock from Somalia being delivered to Saudi Arabia. Allow me to quote them: “…shipments carrying more than a million livestock would arrive in the next few days at … Continue reading

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London Riots: Another Face of Terrorism

As we near the tenth anniversary of 9/11 a stark realisation must be dawning upon those who have used certain acts of terrorism as a means of creating a bi-polar perception of humanity, a ‘them and us.’ Typically, this has … Continue reading

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Sins Of Fasting & Rioting

Compare, “You’ve fasted half of the day, you may as well carry on” vs “You shouldn’t fast when you’re this sick.” The subtle distinction between one who isn’t qualified medically and one who is. And yet, with a parched mouth … Continue reading

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Understanding The Sermon

Just yesterday I found myself at another Friday sermon where once again the preacher spoke in a language which the majority of the audience could not understand. I’m often struck by the contrast between the Quran which stresses the importance … Continue reading

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(Somalia) Drought, Not Famine

The first in-person reports came in last night on Channel4 news where the journalist managed to speak with a representative of Somalia’   Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (Movement of Striving Youth). Commonly referred to as al-Shabaab, the group comprise a band of … Continue reading

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