Saturday, February 7, 2009


I have a new article over at Butterflies & Wheels:

'A Critical Examination of the Qur'an'.

It's spread over four pages and starts here:

If you would like to comment on the article, please do so at the B&W comments section:


Saturday, January 3, 2009


Since I have become part of the Harry's Place team and I'm busy in the real world, I have decided to finish posting here.

I will continue to contribute posts to Harry's Place and articles to Butterflies & Wheels, and you may see writing of mine popping up at Jewcy and the Z-Word Blog (and possibly elsewhere) from time to time as well.

Thanks for the support and comments at I Kid You Not.

Holding Hamas Accountable

Via the Counterterrorism Blog:
Hamas is dead set against a two-state solution, whether it joins a unity government or remains in the opposition. Indeed, Hamas deploys suicide bombers specifically aimed at derailing progress toward peace. Engaging Hamas will not help the peace process, but it will legitimize the group most violently opposed to such progress.

Meanwhile, as renewed rocket attacks make clear, Hamas remains committed to the use of violence targeting civilians. Engaging in direct diplomacy with Hamas while it targets civilian population centers would empower a movement designated as a terrorist group by both the United States and the European Union. It would also pull the carpet out from under Palestinian moderates who are truly interested in pursuing peace and are vying with Hamas for popular support.

Al-Qaradhawi on Hamas leaders

Remember, Yousef Al-Qaradhawi, invited to London by then mayor Ken Livingstone?

"I welcome you as an honoured guest."

Here's his view on the Hamas terrorist organisation's leadership:

'a model of heroism and manliness'.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Women of Hamas speak


'There are thousands of martyrdom-seeking women like me'.

'I am the mother of two martyrs, and I will sacrifice myself as a martyr, Allah willing. I will turn my blood into bombs that will burn them'.

'We are the granddaughters of Yassin, Al-Bana, and Al-Qassam. We are all the daughters of Palestine, the daughters of steadfast Gaza. We will set out, booby-trapped. From every home, a bomb will set out, and it will explode among the sons of Zion. We are no less than Fatima Al-Najjar and Rim Al-Riyashi [two Palestinian women who blew themselves up among Israelis]. We will blow ourselves up among those traitors, those apes and pigs'.

Celebrities and Science Review 2008

From Sense About Science:

It’s that time of the year when Sense About Science asks scientists to review what celebrities have said about science and medicine, from detox and special diets to chemicals, MMR and radiation.

Scientists have responded to celebrities including: Kelly Osbourne on avoiding cancer risks, Tom Cruise on psychiatry, Demi Moore’s promotion of detoxing with leeches, Ivanka Trump and ‘spit’ parties, Amanda Peet defending MMR, Mariah Carey’s use of Einstein’s equation, Jenny McCarthy misunderstanding MMR, Nigella Lawson on special diets, Delia Smith on sugar addiction, Carole Caplin on food supplements and more! Scientists also couldn’t resist a response to US presidential candidates on the subjects of the MMR vaccine and fruit fly research.

Celebrities and Science Review 2008 - Download the PDF here.