{Salaam Blogs}  
 Welcome to Salaam Blogs
 Sunday, April 20 2014 @ 09:15 AM BST

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

  View Printable Version 

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.


read more (5190 words) 0 comments
Post a comment

Lessons for socio-political activists

  View Printable Version 

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!


read more (6752 words) 0 comments
Post a comment

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

  View Printable Version 

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


read more (1887 words) 0 comments
Post a comment

Extremists! What us?

  View Printable Version 

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...


read more (326 words) 0 comments
Post a comment

Revolving Doors

  View Printable Version 

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


read more (392 words) 0 comments
Post a comment

Apologies for being Islamophobic remarks

  View Printable Version 

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


read more (44 words) 0 comments
Post a comment

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

  View Printable Version 

What our much vaunted western liberal democracies get up to!


read more (643 words) 0 comments
Post a comment

Blair - the tired/tiring record

  View Printable Version 

Tony Blair does not tire of calling on Muslims to show leadership! More than once he has claimed that the acts of political violence in Britain involving Muslims has nothing to do with international conflicts, but because of their religion...but his statements are often contradictory...


read more (152 words) 0 comments
Post a comment

Britain's Formal Apologies

  View Printable Version 

Political leaders are to be commended when they acknowledge the State's responsibilities for misdemeanors and criminality. However the process seems selective - some events merit contrition, but not others...


read more (314 words) 0 comments
Post a comment

Democracy as we define it!

  View Printable Version 

The French encouraged the Algerian generals to subvert the FIS victory in 1991...the US plotted to do something similar in Turkey against Erbakan's democratically elected Refah Party in 1996-97


read more (371 words) 0 comments
Post a comment
 Copyright © 2014 Salaam Blogs
 All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners.
Powered By Geeklog 
Created this page in 0.05 seconds