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There’s a big “I love tommy Robinson” March in Leeds today. Leeds, allegedly the fourth largest city in England. I find that hard to believe, but google says it’s true. And it’s big, btw. It isn’t a few people. It isn’t a few hard line crazies. It’s more people than were…
There’s been lots of talk about multiculturalism in the last couple of years. Some have argued that multiculturalism is a failed model in Britain. Whilst others have argued that multiculturalism has benefitted society. Then there are those who are not entirely happy with the model. They on the one hand would like to preserve and […]
In recent times, due to immigration and the Syrian conflict, Islam has become the fastest growing religion in Europe. As of mid 2016, with the wave of muslim immigrants and asylum seekers from Iraq and Syria, muslims made up 4.9% of Europe’s population (Pew Research Centre). The size of muslim population varies from country to […]
With the rise of political islamism contributing to some resorting to global islamic terrorism around the globe, there is the reappearance of the notion that ‘religion is inherently violent’, that religion and war go like the automobile and its driver. Religion and violence appeared as early as the Ancient Sumeria, earliest civilisation found in Mesotoptamia […]
Over recent times muslims in the UK, have replaced race by religion to being the most important markers in a secular liberal democracy. As a muslim you have the agency to make those markers visible and at the same time you can construct a secure space which you can pass into whiteness, secular, individual. The […]
Previous British prime minister David Cameron to current German prime minister Angela Merkel, have all declared in some form or another that multiculturalism as we know it, is dead! Multiculturalism or better known in sociology as ethnic pluralism, has failed. In an attempt to celebrate differences, multiculturalism has led to social segregation. It has led […]
Islamism– is the desire to impose any given versions of Islam on society. Jihadism– is the means of the use of force to spread Islamism. Thus Islamism is the ideology and jihadism is the forcible method used by Al-Qaeda or ISIS. But not every Islamist is a jihadist. It’s not that ISIS is Islam. But you can’t also […]
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I’ve been reading Steve Pinker’s new book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, at the same time reading the many reviews of this book. While a few reviews have been positive, most are negative, often very negative. (These don’t seem to have hurt the book’s huge sales.) And…
You know the feeling when you can’t be bothered picking up the remote control from the other side of the sofa to play some song, instead now you scream at Google Home to play Nirvana. Yes its convenient to have technology that eases our tasks. Like for example instead of coming downstairs to switch on […]
My intro to my You Tube video Channel. More videos on my channel: Saf Ali My channel focuses on everyday life. Matters that concern our societies. Social issues of the importance are highlighted. And all these issues, plus some tech stuff are part of the vlogging experience.