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

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

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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Come back tomorrow . . .


… for the best and worst of 2013. Next day for 2014 hopes and fears. Happy New Year! Though the images in the slideshow above may not all come from the past year, they are all relevant to what happened during that year for me. Continue reading

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A 2013 slideshow


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This afternoon, 5.45pm-Healing & wholeness in Manningham


Latest in the series of Liberating the Spirit events at St Paul’s Church, Manningham, is devoted to healing and wholeness, with a special focus on current changes in the NHS Speakers will include the Imam Muhammad Mustaqeem Shah, who will speak on healing in the Qu’Ran, and Dr John Puntis of Keep Our NHS Public, … Continue reading

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Oct 1, 2013: Pinch, punch, first day of the month


Diary LINKS: ♦ Thoughts ♦ Activism ♦ Coming Events I’ve been messing with code, which I’m not really competent for. I’m a lover (of words) not a fighter (with syntax errors). What’s more, instead of concentrating on just one coding exercise, I’ve been flitting back and forth between two: Setting up Dropbox Facebook app; and … Continue reading

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Nick Cohen on what we think about Arabs/Muslims


Nick Cohen in Sunday’s Observer: “The type of person who regards any western intervention as always wrong and every dictator as the ‘demonised’ victim of ‘orientalist’ prejudice will be pleased by that result. But I wouldn’t cheer too loudly if I were in their shoes. What the majority of the public believe cannot be translated … Continue reading

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Bradford Muslims unite against grooming (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)


Thousands of Bradford Muslims will hear a hard-hitting sermon today condemning child sexual grooming. The majority of the district’s 70-plus mosques have pledged to deliver a special sermon drafted by the mainly Bradford-based Together Against Grooming (TAG) project. They will be among a total of 500 mosques UK-wide which have backed the TAG initiative – … Continue reading