Author Archives: inayatscorner

Did The Evening Standard Libel MEND Today?

There are a number of articles in today’s papers condemning the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to attend a dinner tonight with the right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The dinner is to celebrate (!) the 100th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Review: The Voyage of Charles Darwin

When it comes to furthering our understanding of the world around us, the scientific revolution has given us a stellar list of heroes: Galileo, Newton, Einstein amongst many, many others. The subject of the BBC’s 1978 seven-part drama was another great … Continue reading

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Halal/Schechita Slaughter Needs to Adapt To End Cruelty To Animals

The decision today by Lancashire County Council to only supply halal meat to schools if it has been pre-stunned is a difficult but necessary step if we are to see progress made in the area of Halal/Schechita slaughter. It is … Continue reading

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Blaming the Jews for ISIS

A couple of months ago I blogged about the need to speak out against anti-Muslim cartoons that were being circulated on social media in the wake of the terror attacks in London earlier this year and said: We as British … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church’s Persecution of Galileo and the Modern Muslim Inquisition

One of my most treasured books is Jacob Bronowski’s The Ascent of Man – based on his magnificent and authoritative BBC series from 1973. The book is about the development of humankind and particularly our scientific culture. I do my best … Continue reading

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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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