Archive for February, 2008

Political vs Politicised

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Salam ‘aleikum Asim Siddiqui, I agree with you completely:
The Islamic movements dominated Muslim political discourse in the 20th century. Political models coming from the west, such as representative democracy and accountable governments, were at best seen as tools to achieve an Islamic theocracy or at worst dismissed as unIslamic. Meanwhile monarchies, dictatorships and tyranny were […]

Why the Archbishop got it wrong

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Whether Rowan Williams is a good man or a bad man; an intellectual or an academic; a highly sensitive soul or a machinating demagogue or whether or not he deserved the tabloid-led backlash is irrelevent to the position that he took when he delivered his speech, Civil and Religious Law in England: a Religious Perspective.
What […]

Do not adjust your sets

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Hello? Hello?
We’re back!
We’ve been out of action for the better part of January thanks to Russian hackers and DOS attacks.
Expect normal service (rants, reviews and rabid opinions) to resume.
And to those who kept pinging/asking me “Dude, where the hell is your blog?”, thanks for the interest and for sticking it out. I didn’t realise I […]

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