There has been, and continues to be, lots of debate about the Ground-Zero mosque. I’ve already joined in earlier to make the observation that its not a Mosque and its not at ground zero (but then odd little facts like that don’t appear to matter to a lot of folks. Dam the facts, lets stir … Read more Ground Zero Mosque debate – one more thought
One claim I’ve often come across is that women who adhere to the practise of covering up assert that the Islamic veil is very liberating. Really!! … for who and in what way? OK, lets think about that for a moment and apply a bit of thought to it. What is actually going on here … Read more Islamic Veil: Liberation or Oppression
There has been a lot of media attention on this, so it may be appropriate to make a couple of observations. First, lets start with a few facts and dispel the popular emotive myths Its not a mosque, its actually an Islamic community center that just happens to have a prayer room. So you need … Read more The Mosque at Ground Zero
You might (or might not) be aware, but we are currently in the middle of Ramadan. It started on Wednesday, the 11th of August and will continue for 30 days until Thursday, the 9th of September. Now, some of you might not too familiar with the concept, so let me explain. Once a year Muslim … Read more Its Ramadan – anybody up for a picnic?
Once again, Islam, “The religion of peace”, has added to its endless body count. Today it has been reported that a couple in northern Afghanistan were stoned to death … why? … Simply because some false medieval prophet thought that it might be a good idea, because God told him so. The BBC news web … Read more Islam, the religion of peace, slaughters more