Category Archives: Islam

A mosque closed in Hamburg – a dangerous precedent?

Yesterday, the authorities in Hamburg, Germany closed Masjid Taiba, apparently a favoured place for radicalising young men among Muslim extremists of the Salafi trend. The troubling development is not the closing of a mosque by governmental authorities, I’m sure this … Continue reading

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Fasting in the summer of discontent

Around the world, Muslims will begin a month of dawn-to-dusk fasting in observance of one the pillars of Islam, fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan. The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, therefore out of sync with … Continue reading

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