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White saviour complex V Muslim Women

There was an interesting article that was posted in the Guardian a couple of days ago (video of incident that inspired article contains nudity) which discussed the incredulity shown by many westerners when told that Muslim women have always found Islam empowering.

The article is a good read. It was written in response to a Muslim event in France that was discussing the role of women where a couple of protesters from Femen stormed the stage and got naked to "protest for equality".

Cruel Britannia

Two Child Syrian Refugees

Two Child Syrian Refugees
Syrian boys, whose family fled their home in Idlib, walk to their tent, at a camp for displaced Syrians, in the village of Atmeh, Syria, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Anyone watching the news will have heard that there is a refugee crisis going on.

The coverage of the refugees has certainly softened over time, from describing them as vermin to swarms, to now describing them as migrants.

While this is still not accurate, it be better than the earlier coverage.

News has mostly turned to the stance taken in relation to refugees by Germany and Hungary.

Eastern European Hostility

The Hungarian Prime Minister has declared himself as the protector of Europe from the scurge of Islam (conveniently forgetting where some refugees from Hungary went during the time of the Ottoman Empire). He does not want any refugees in his country and considers the refugees as a German problem.

Manchester girl, 16, pleads guilty to terror charges

The Anarchist's Cookbook

The Anarchist's Cookbook
The Anarchist's Cookbook

BBC News reports that an unnamed 16 year old girl from Manchester has pled guilty to 2 counts of terrorism charges related to posessing documents that were likely to be of use to a person preparing or committing an act of terrorism.

This is linked to the arrest of a 14 year old boy from Blackburn who had previously pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.

There are no specifics, and the article stated that no evidence was found that the girl was aware or played any part in the Anzac Day plot or any plan to harm others or incite terrorism in the UK or elsewhere, the court was told.

Tower Hamlets schoolgirl removed from family over "radicalisation"

There have been a few articles recently about a judge's ruling about the radicalisation of a 16 year old girl from Tower Hamlets by her family.

The articles suggest that material that she was exposed to included beheadings, and she had already attempted to go to Syria to become.

The Judge found the parents to be decietful and considered the radicalisation to be as bad as "sex abuse".

Independent Islamic schools in Birmingham top GCSE pile

New figures released ahead of this year's results show that three Muslim schools in the city were among Birmingham's top 20

Independent Islamic schools in Birmingham are proving to be cream of the crop when it comes to GCSE results, new figures have revealed.

As teenagers across Birmingham are due to receive their GCSE results on Thursday, latest Department for Education statistics show that three Muslim schools in the city featured among the top 20 results last summer.

Read More: http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/independent-islami...

Malcolm X on the Importance of Da'wah

Malcolm X

Malcolm X
Malcolm X

This post is following on from my previous blog post where Malcolm X lamented that had Muslims actually carried out Da'wah in America, people would not have fallen for the lies by Elijah Muhammad.

When Malcolm X went on Hajj and saw the true Islam in its multicultural glory, he also saw that the Muslims were complacent. As someone that had in the past recruited thousands of people, the wheels in his mind were spinning:

LibreOffice / OpenOffice

In the past I have informed people of the existence of free office software that fulfils most people's needs.

At the time, the software was called OpenOffice.org - a bit of a strange name with the ".org" at the end, but still, easy to find and remember.

What people may not know is that a few years ago the project split - most developers went to a new project called LibreOffice, whiile the official name and a few of the developers went to create a new project called Apache Open Office.

Apache Open Office is the official successor to the original openoffice.org. It is also dead.

The difference between Science and religion…

Horsehead Nebula

Horsehead Nebula
Horsehead Nebula

…is that people can be convinced by religion.

You may be surprised by what I have said and it is the opposite of what is often suggested.

A common assertion made by atheists is the supposed scientific basis for their beliefs, and quoting theories such as Occam’s razor. What they do not tell you is that whenever there has been a major scientific discovery, the scientists of that generation often did not accept it. It was only the next generation that would take that information and apply it.

The importance of Da'wah

Malcolm X

Malcolm X
Malcolm X

From Malcolm X's autobiography:

I was later to learn that Elijah Muhammad's tales, like this one of 'Yacub', infuriated the Muslims of the East. While at Mecca, I reminded them that it was their fault, since they themselves hadn't done enough to make real Islam known in the West. Their sileince left a vacuum into which any religious faker could step and mislead our people

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