I read this news piece on Makkah becoming a skyscraper city. Islam’s holiest city set for 130-skyscraper redevelopment The following poem came to mind OZYMANDIAS I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shatter’d [...]
Monthly Archive for May, 2008
Hope the Bank Holiday is going well. I have put this on a time delay post in anticipation of the busyness of the day off, because wordpress can do that sort of thing, and plain old html cannot.
- Not-Yet-Revolting Muslims are revolting! It appears that some parts of a jail in Cambridgeshire has a third of its prisoners Muslim. and some staff are unable to control them, and a revolt is about to break out at any second. Bishop Michael Nazir, we have finally found your no-go areas! Un-Converting Some Christians want [...]
I have been tagged twice this week. One was physically by a colleague who mistook a goodbye tap on the shoulder as playground tag and started chasing me, and the other was virtually, from Sunnisisters.com Now, when people ask these questions, there is a temporal element to it. What colour is a leaf? brown bud, [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on May 23rd, 2008
Interesting article about a Saudi hotel owner removing alcohol from his hotel, and the furore it has caused. “It can strangulate the Egyptian tourism industry… by imposing Islam on tourists who are not Muslims, and compulsory drunkenness on the Muslim fish of the River Nile,” he wrote, referring to reports that the stock was emptied [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on May 20th, 2008
- [Warning, contains gruesome themes and photos of criminals] A fellow who wishes to remain unnamed was chatting to me and the following conversational item came up. It is not easy to look someone in the eye If you try, you will, see the other eye, or their eyebrows, or start noticing other details about [...]
Overcoming Haroon Kash from Islamic Relief tells how his faith has influenced the development and relief work he has done in some of the worlds poorest countries. The total devastation and the mass loss of life is always going to affect even the most seasoned aid worker, and can strain your ability to do your [...]
There have been a recent spate of article on Manliness, fatherhood and masculinity, both in the general blogosphere and on specifically on Muslim blogs. Tariq Nelson on Fatherhood and Manhood Do you have to go to war to be a hero? [BBC News] 75 Things every man should do [Esquire magazine] 100 must read books [...]
Inspired by this story I did some graffitti
Sssh! It’s the silent majority There’s no way these poor Muslims can represent themselves, so others must speak up for them – and there are a lot who want to My latest post is up on the Guardian commentisfree page.