Author Archives: inayatscorner

Book Review: The Qur’an – A Historical-Critical Introduction by Nicolai Sinai

I first read the Qur’an in English translation at the age of 18 during the summer break following my ‘A’ level exams and the start of university. Up until then I had largely only read the Qur’an in Arabic – … Continue reading

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A Look at the Prevent Strategy – 15 years on…

It is fifteen years now since the then Labour government set up the Prevent programme back in 2003 as one of the four key strands of its overall CONTEST strategy (Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare) to try and reduce the … Continue reading

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Fiyaz Mughal Slanders Imams Over Anti-Semitism

Each day I receive an email from Jewish News Online in which they highlight some stories. Yesterday’s edition contained an article by Fiyaz Mughal – the founder of Tell MAMA – entitled “Chief Rabbi right to call out ‘see no … Continue reading

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Review: Resurrection – Ertugrul

For the first time ever, I have engaged in the somewhat discreditable activity known as binge-watching. Truthfully, I just couldn’t help it. Resurrection: Ertugrul – a number one show in its native Turkey – may well be the crack cocaine … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Language of God by Francis S. Collins

  The year 2006 saw the publication of two very different books about the God hypothesis: the evolutionary zoologist and prominent atheist, Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion and the physician-geneticist Francis Collins’ The Language of God. Collins is best known … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

It still shocks. Bringing to mind Donald Trump’s victory over all the other Republican candidates and his triumph over Hillary Clinton in the Nov 2016 United States presidential election still causes otherwise normal happy beings to sink their heads into their hands and begin to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Taxi Tehran

Taxi Tehran (2015) is Jafar Panahi’s third movie which he has somehow managed to get made and smuggled out of Iran despite being banned in 2010 by the Iranian authorities from film-making for twenty years for what it viewed as … Continue reading

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