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Torture a 'shared value'? [updated 11th September 2013]

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Next time superior-sounding politicians lecture us on the need to sign up unquestioningly to the shared values of liberal, democratic Britain, or 'civilised' US or Canada perhaps someone ought to raise a few caveats.


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Lessons for socio-political activists

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Some ASSESSMENTS are presented below, documenting the external factors as well as frank criticisms..and the JUSTIFICATIONS FROM WESTERN COMMENTATORS AND FELLOW TRAVELLERS for the coup, with new terminology such as 'illiberal democracy' and 'elections are a sham' - when the results are not to their liking! The charges against the MB include not being 'stylish' enough! The victim is being made responsible for the crime!


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Afghanistan - Pride & Prejudice - Part IX (to 31st December 2012)

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Part IX of a ten-part series...

Part I
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=20070109201710769&query=Afghanistan

Part II
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=20080904111047378&query=Afghanistan

Part III
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=20090206150307393&query=Afghanistan

Part IV
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=2009082316125972&query=Afghanistan

Part V
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=20100129115038616&query=Afghanistan

Part VI
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=2009101819270187&query=Afghanistan

Part VII
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=20100319174635431&query=Afghanistan

Part VIII
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=20100818160105436&query=Afghanistan


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Extremists! What us?

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A study at the Cardiff School of Journalism found that "... the most common nouns used in relation to British Muslims were
terrorist, extremist, Islamist, suicide bomber and militant, with very few positive nouns (such as ‘scholar’) used. The most common adjectives used were radical, fanatical,
fundamentalist, extremist and militant...."

It is as if saying that all Muslims are not extremists but all extremists are Muslim! However, putting the boot in the other foot...


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Revolving Doors

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There seems to be a seemless progression of civil servants and politicians pursuing lucrative second careers....


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Apologies for being Islamophobic remarks

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There are many factors contributing to the global phenomenon of Islamophobia - often based on crude stereotypes and prejudices. Powerful media interests and political alliances (such as between Likudites/neo-cons collaborating to demonise Islam and Muslims) rarely backdown. However there are instances where a sense of decency or pressure leads to a backdown.....often too rarely


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We Did It! Assassinations...Regime change..

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What our much vaunted western liberal democracies get up to!


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Job & Training Opportunities

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Wind of change at OIC?

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A veteran Muslim activist writes exclusively for Salaam Blogs, "A wind of change is blowing again in the Muslim world’s organization of foremost importance – the OIC. As the current incumbent of the office of the secretary general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (69) clears the desk after completing his two terms stint as the head of Muslim world’s super coalition, Muslim capitals are buzzing with rumours as to who is going to succeed him.


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Islamophobia - the Facts, Part V - (Jan 2013 - )

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FIRST THE CLUMSY ACTIONS & STATEMENTS, THEN THE MOCKING, ALARMIST TALK
AND FINALLY THE ABUSE, PHYSICAL DAMAGE, VIOLENCE

Most recent updates: 10th Sept 2013 see section THE CLUMSY ACTIONS [Niqab ban]

Part IV from January to December 2012
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=20120527203318998

For Part III prior to Jan 2011 click
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=201102091042579

For Part II prior to July 2011 click
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=20120206154535430

For Part I prior to July 2010 click
http://blogs.salaam.co.uk/article.php?story=2009111015080338

RECOMMENDED LINKS
Report 'Anti-Muslim Hate Crime 2012', submission of Engage to OSCE
http://alturl.com/u27b2


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