Author Archives: inayatscorner

US Elections -Celebrating the Peaceful Transfer of Power

The victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election results has shocked many – including myself. It is dispiriting to see so many older white voters in the USA clearly energized by a campaign that tapped into some of … Continue reading

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The Qur’an: Science vs Ancient Myths

This blog was created in large part to share my love of books and my wish to learn more about humanity, the universe around us and our place in it. Over the years I have built up a nice little … Continue reading

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Orlando Massacre: The Need To Challenge Homophobia

Just over six months after a Muslim couple killed 14 people in San Bernardino County, USA – killings in whose aftermath US Presidential candidate Donald Trump would call for an immediate ban on all Muslims entering the USA – we … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

Back in April 2015 I wrote a short blog listing my top ten favourite books of all time. The list included the Oxford physicist David Deutsch’s The Beginning of Infinity. I think I might have been on to something because in his list … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Sadiq Khan – An Inspiration to UK Muslims

Despite a very dirty Tory campaign which sought to portray him as a friend of extremists, Sadiq Khan is poised to win the long and tough campaign to be the new Mayor of London. It is wonderful news and hugely symbolic … Continue reading

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Bradford Man Admits Killing Ahmadi Shopkeeper

Various news outlets including the BBC are reporting that Tanveer Ahmed, 32 – the Bradford man arrested and charged with murdering the Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah – has admitted killing him for allegedly “disrespecting” Islam. Ahmed’s lawyer, John Rafferty, said that … Continue reading

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The Sun Forced To Apologise Over “1 in 5 British Muslims Support ISIS” Claim

Congratulations to the Muslim advocacy group MEND for complaining to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) about last year’s appalling headline in The Sun and getting their complaint upheld today.  The official IPSO ruling about the MEND complaint can be read here. … Continue reading

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