1) I’ve written an article for the weekly media supplement in the Guardian today which you can either read by buying the paper or online here. I was also interviewed last week by the Canadian broadcaster CBC Radio on the Hindu paintings controversy. You can listen to that from here (second section).
2) Claims by Migrationwatch shortages of housing has been caused by higher-than-expected immigration have been rejected, unsurprising because they are a bunch of monkeys. Meanwhile, Ken Livingstone is calling for an amnesty for illegal immigrants. But no one seems to have picked it up elsewhere.
3) Urmee Khan’s wrote an interesting piece for the Observer yesterday, going back to Beeston a year after 7/7.
4) On a quick blog roundup, I liked Dave Hill’s thoughts on Englishness and football, Svend White’s thoughts on temple demolitions in Malaysia and Islamic literalism; Rhetorically Speaking fisks Melanie Phillip’s atittudes towards gays; and Writer Wallah’s modern man’s manifesto.
5) And finally, I’ve been roped into being part of a ‘blog carnival’ and we call it Nomad Fatwas. Ali Eteraz thought of it, don’t blame me. But it has a certain ring to it specially when it also becomes No-mad-fatwas.
Anyway, all of the blogs part of the NF are quite good and for the introductory carnival the theme was ‘Life’. So feel free to explore and read around.
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