Honouring the Prophet in the snow, January 17 2015
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Honouring the Prophet in the snow, January 17 2015


It was announced as an inter-faith gathering. And while the majority of the several hundred who gathered in Bradford’s Centenary Square as the thermometer plunged to below zero were undoubtedly Muslim, there were at least two Christians and even one atheist of my acquaintance who had responded to the call to honour the Prophet. While … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo


Last week, following the tragic shootings at the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Prime Minister David Cameron joined leaders around the world to march with the people of France, against terrorism. Now a petition is quickly growing calling for French President, Francois Hollande, to honour Lassana Bathily. Malia born Lassana hid customers in a … Continue reading

2on2sday HOA test
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2on2sday HOA test


I haven’t used Hangouts on Air (HOA) for some time because of my illness and this was a test show preliminary to a regular Tuesday afternoon 2on2sday show starting Jan 13 at 2pm GMT insh’Allah. Below you can see the completely unscripted and unedited test run today. I played the whole thing of the cuff, … Continue reading

A bouquet of thistles
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A bouquet of thistles


Three poetic contributions to the Independence debate The ’45a: an alternative reality. 1 Song: Lament for the last battle honour of the Black Watch. 1 In Memoriam Hugh MacDiarmid. 1 The ’45a: an alternative reality He was bonnie enough, I’ll give ye that, with his Frenchified ways and perfumed hands. More suited to a Paris salon than plodging … Continue reading

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IJAN Calls on Jews of Conscience to Take Action to Stop Israel: Let Gaza Live!


Like so many times before, Jews must take action against Israeli brutality IJAN (International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network) and Jews Against Genocide call on Jews of Conscience to “lay siege” on Israeli consulates with protests, creative actions, pickets and demonstrations and to protest events that attempt to justify Israel’s brutality against the Palestinian people.IJAN and Jews … Continue reading

The myth of Palestine-Israeli equivalence
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The myth of Palestine-Israeli equivalence


Some well-meaning folk – one assumes they are well-meaning, but one should never under-estimate the ramifications of the Zionist “hasbara” black propaganda machine – are calling on “both sides” in the Gaza conflict to lay down their arms. HAMAS, they say, should stop firing rockets into Israel, and the Israelis should stop killing so many people in Gaza. … Continue reading

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Israel recruiting fighters in UK


The “Volunteers for Israel” Facebook page. Morning Star: 100 Britons join Israel’s campaign of-terror According to Reuters in January, “Britons travelling to Syria to help the rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad could be arrested on their return, a senior police chief warned on Saturday, saying they may pose a security risk to the UK. “Peter … Continue reading

Bradford rallies for Gaza
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Bradford rallies for Gaza


Thousands packed Bradford City Park on Sunday July 13 for a monster rally in support of the people of Gaza. LINKS: ♦ What you can do ♦ Contact form This was just one city among many, showing what can be done at very short notice. Go thou and do likewise, brothers and sisters. Kids paddled in … Continue reading

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Ukraine 1941 and 2014


From the Morning Star: The little-known history of the Ukrainian Galizia Division, May 15, 2014. How did the military idols of today’s Ukrainian neofascist right come to be buried in a cemetery in Staffordshire? In Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, the German military cemetery holds the remains of many thousands of German and Austrian POWs from both … Continue reading