Over in France the concepts of Liberté, égalité, fraternité, apparently only applies to those that dress correctly … The UK’s Independent reports the latest move as follows … Burkini ban: First French Muslim women fined for wearing garment on beach in Cannes Fines have been imposed on women wearing burkinis in the southern French town of Cannes. … Read more Telling people how to dress in public
In response to a religiously motivated attack the traditional response within the more serious portions of Arabic media has been the adoption of the stance that those that perpetrate such crimes against humanity are not “true” Muslims and nothing to do with Islam. Sadly such a stance is a denial of reality and helps to … Read more There are hints of a new and far better arabic spring
The Guardian recounts the firsthand story written by a Muslim doctor about what happened when he treated a non-Muslim, and how it resulted in him completely changing his entire life and fleeing Pakistan. …one night while working an ER shift, when I received a patient needing urgent dialysis. Unattended and disheveled as he was, there … Read more Pakistani Muslim Doctor threatened for helping non-Muslim
Some people can and do embrace utterly absurd beliefs that inspire them to behave in a truly obnoxious manner, and so you might sometimes wonder what the best way to handle such absurdity actually is. I’m thinking specifically of the extreme variations of Islamic belief that we are rather sadly familiar with. Are these people you can … Read more How should you respond to violent religious extremists?
In a world where religious texts are considered to be beyond any and all criticism and are literally true then absurd directives are often picked up and promoted as a jolly good idea. Within the Quran we have this ayat … Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them … Read more How should you beat your wife?
Channel 4 recently aired a programme that was designed to reflect the results of a comprehensive survey that they commissioned, and as might be expected, there have been complaints. It is perhaps inevitable because some are permanently ready to be offended if a specific belief garners any form of criticism, and labels are soon rapidly … Read more What do British Muslims Really Think?