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 […]
Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
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.
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I felt a bit emptiness today. Reminiscing about my childhood and early teens in the late 1980s. And when it comes to childhood my greatest influence was George Michael. The Greek god had everything that any man would crave for. He had the look, the style, the voice, the charisma, the brains and not forgetting […]
Midlife crises results in having sometimes a severe socio-psychological impact on those who have reached 40 and beyond. The crises is not always negative, it can be a positive transformative power, a game changer. The self doubt period can help to rejuvenate new energy and motivation, not seen since the late teens and your twenties. This is how […]
I’ll admit now the title can be misleading. I saw a Muslim bloke near the vegetable section of my local supermarket. What caught my attention was how he was dressed. He wore a long cloak with a hood. It’s not that it was the first time I’ve ever seen a Muslim person supporting the thawb, which […]