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Just The One…

Abu Eesa Niamatullah - 7th September 2012

Those from my generation will remember Joan Sims’ character from the early 90s BBC comedy series starring Dennis Waterman called “On The Up”. “Just the one…” she’d always say as she poured herself her “daily” small glass of wine whilst those with her would look at her disapprovingly. The fact that it was never “just…

Dutch embrace radical left as European dream sours

3rd September 2012

Julian Coman, The Guardian (AE: although what seemed a relentless march across Europe towards far-right political successes still certainly isn’t over, there is much to be relieved about for sensible decent citizens across Europe who don’t want an increase in the xenophobic rhetoric which has so poisoned the social scene for ethnic minorities, particularly those…

A Response To Channel 4’s “Islam: The Untold Story”

29th August 2012

The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) PRESS RELEASE: 29th August 2012 This paper is a response to the Channel 4 Programme “Islam: The Untold Story” which was shown on Tuesday 28th August 2012 and presented by Tom Holland. The paper will address each of the main claims made by Holland. 1. The claim that…

The church is our best hope against the zombies

28th August 2012

(AE: our twist on this of course would be that the masses have turned into zombies and the Mosque would be the only refuge of spiritual safety but this time we’ll let our Christian brethren take first dibs on this one…) Rachel Mann, Comment Is Free Zombies are an apt metaphor for those who feel…

Reflections after Ramadhān

1st Ethical CT - 25th August 2012

What an incredible month it’s been – as we completed our khatam of the Qur’ān in Qiyām’l-Layl on the last night of Ramadhān, I reflected on what a mosaic, chaotic and beautiful journey it’s been over the last 29 nights. From being led by a young foreign student from Saudi, to being led by my…

On the origin of specie

23rd August 2012

Free Exchange, The Economist Theories on where money comes from say something about where the dollar and euro will go   MONEY is perhaps the most basic building-block in economics. It helps states collect taxes to fund public goods. It allows producers to specialise and reap gains from trade. It is clear what it does,…

Burma’s Rohingya Muslims: Aung San Suu Kyi’s blind spot

20th August 2012

Jerome Taylor & Oliver Wright, The Independent They suffer appalling violence and discrimination, but so far Aung San Suu Kyi has been notably silent on their plight Aung San Suu Kyi’s continued silence on the plight of Burma’s Rohingya Muslims is sparking concern that the Nobel Peace Prize winner is failing to live up to…

‘Eid Mubarak!

1st Ethical CT - 19th August 2012

From everyone here at 1st Ethical, we’d love to wish our supporters, volunteers, partners, scholars and our dear readers the very happiest of ‘Eid ul-Fitr greetings with your families at this auspicious time. May Allah – the Mighty, the Exalted – accept from us all our righteous deeds, forgive us our mistakes, and keep us…

Turban Campaign: Now Is The Time To Unite Against Racists, Fascists and Islamophobes

18th August 2012

The Emperor, Loonwatch.com Following the tragic events earlier this week at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin which lead to the murder of six people in an attack orchestrated by a member of a neo-Nazi group, messages of support have poured in from across the globe with prominent figures travelling to the Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) in solidarity. This week…

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