Good Friday

For why and for whom did you dieAnd would you do it, still?To risk your blood for your messageAgainst man’s free will Good Friday was not an exceptional day in history, rather it was unique and set the precedent for Christian persecution. Human nature can be unyielding and banal. There are millions across the world …

Less theory, more practice: Why the reemergence of the Taliban should concern Britain

The women of Afghanistan were unconvinced from the start. You can’t claim to want peace for a nation wracked by 40 years of bloodshed, yet continue to exert extreme and daily violence across that very nation. Nor can you claim to respect women’s rights (according to your interpretation) if you openly target, maim and murder …

Driven out of Bradford: Third world experience in First World Britain

In 2017, N. Lewis and I co-researched and co-wrote 'Hate Crimes in the UK against ex-Muslims: Experiences, Effects & Recommendations' . The full report is enclosed at the bottom of the page. Given recent attacks in France and ongoing, divisive violence, I wanted to draw attention to religious and other minorities silently suffering in communities …