Author Archives: inayatscorner

Book Review: On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

“History does not repeat, but it does instruct,” says Timothy Snyder, at the very beginning of his latest book “On Tyranny”. Snyder, a Professor of History at Yale University, wrote a Facebook post back in November 2016 following the election … Continue reading

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“Turkey is debt free” says Hamza Yusuf. Really?

I was sent the above video today. It features the well known Muslim speaker Hamza Yusuf speaking at a meeting of the Islamic Society of North America back in 2013 where he made the following remarks: “The reality of Turkey … Continue reading

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Turkey Goes Backwards By Refusing To Teach Evolution To Schoolchildren

The news this week that the Islam-oriented Turkish government has decided to remove the teaching of evolution from the national curriculum is a sad reminder of the continuing poor state of the Muslim world and the multiple problems many Muslims are … Continue reading

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Finsbury Park Attack – It Was Only A Matter of Time

It was only a matter of time sadly. The attack just after midnight which saw a van being apparently deliberately ploughed into a group of worshippers outside a mosque in Finsbury Park comes after a  series of very worrying anti-Muslim incidents over the past couple of … Continue reading

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Let’s Face Down Bigotry…Including Our Own

The above “jokes” were sent to a number of people including me by a former (non-Muslim) work colleague. How would you respond to them? The person who sent them appears to see no harm in them and even defended them as being … Continue reading

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The Conservative Friends of Israel Election Letter May 2017

The letter above – posted to an address in the constituency of Ilford North – reminds me of a documentary that aired back in 2009. The journalist Peter Oborne presented a highly informative Channel 4 Dispatches documentary called “Inside Britain’s … Continue reading

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The Tragedy in Manchester … and in Islam?

At the time of writing, the Police have issued a statement that they are treating the deadly attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester as terrorism-related. It remains to be seen whether this was related to specifically AQ or … Continue reading

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