Monthly Archives: Jul 2012

Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Wonderful – Apart From Trevor Nelson!

What a wonderful opening ceremony! Danny Boyle did us all proud. It was great to see the Queen joining in with some lovely scenes with Daniel Craig. “Good evening, Mr Bond” – for a moment I thought Boyle was going … Continue reading

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Rizwaan Sabir, Police Corruption & The Strange Silence of Muslim Organisations

There was a very interesting story published in the Observer ten days ago about Rizwaan Sabir – a research student who had been arrested four years ago for downloading the “al-Qa’ida Training Manual” but was then released without charge seven … Continue reading

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Israel’s Supporters Are Very Unhappy About The Arab Spring

Back in January 2011, as the Arab Spring got underway I noted how some supporters of Israel – ‘the only democracy in the Middle East’ remember – were expressing their unhappiness about the overthrow of Arab dictators and the increasing … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Million Dollar Baby

On a Friday evening I try and make it a habit to watch a decent movie. Last night, I looked at what was on offer on the TV channels and nothing seemed to have generated much enthusiasm with the movie critics … Continue reading

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Online Bigotry – We Have All Witnessed It

I have contributed to a discussion on Cif today about online bigotry.

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Dawkins’ The Magic of Reality – But No Illustrations!

I popped into WH Smith’s at lunchtime and saw that they were promoting the new paperback edition of Richard Dawkins’ latest book The Magic of Reality. I originally bought this book in hardback over 6 months ago and it is … Continue reading

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