Telling people how to dress in public

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 moreTelling people how to dress in public

There are hints of a new and far better arabic spring

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 moreThere are hints of a new and far better arabic spring

Pakistani Muslim Doctor threatened for helping non-Muslim

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 morePakistani Muslim Doctor threatened for helping non-Muslim

How should you respond to violent religious extremists?

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 moreHow should you respond to violent religious extremists?

What do British Muslims Really Think?

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 moreWhat do British Muslims Really Think?