The link between repressive regimes and banning of information — the new currency of social, economic, political and religious interactions — is tyrannical at worst, fragile at best. Read more
On my shopping list for tomorrow: a skull cap.
Although it will be the rebel in me who will buy — and don — the cap, this action has been forced upon me by an unthinking society whose nerves have been battered by a media barrage that has, in one quick and constantly-amplifying stroke of 911, labelled all Muslims as terrorists. Read more
Maybe the rest of us don’t understand it. But even if comprehending why the religious or the faithful behave the way they do is beyond the clasp of the limited mind, does reacting to religion have to be necessarily in a language that’s largely profane, vulgar, cheap? Read more
The last thing Islam needed was to turn itself into a joke that would have been funny had it not been serious. Already under siege over issues ranging from extremism and its anti-women stance, here’s the latest that the global press picked up on one of the religion’s half-crazed leaders’ full-crazed words of wisdom. Read more