Paul Salahuddin Armstrong After the elation of the World Cup Final game last night I've been a little baffled with response of some culturally challenged people who have been commenting on the traditional gold hemmed robe that Lionel Messi was graciously gifted by the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. This garment is…Read more Emir Al Thani’s gift to Messi
The Association of British Muslims views with great concern President Trump's decision to unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. East Jerusalem is under Israeli occupation and intended to be the capital of an independent Palestine. The decision jeopardises the '2 State Solution' and stability in the Middle East. No other country in the…Read more AoBM Concern over President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision
First they came for the Jews And I did not speak out Because I was not a Jew Then they came for the Yazidis And I did not speak out Because I was not a Yazidi Then they came for the Shi'a And I did not speak out Because I was not a Shi'a Then…Read more First they came for the Jews…
People who have been following me for some years will know I'm not particularly a fan of Saudi Arabia. I therefore have mixed feelings on the passing of King Abdullah. Nevertheless, it is not my way to think ill of the dead... Without doubt, Saudi Arabia has many problems. How many of these the late…Read more King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz R.I.P.
Abdul-Rahman Kassig, a true shaheed (martyr) of Islam. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un; surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return. Rest in Peace. May Allah SWT grant you a high station in Heaven and help your family and friends through this tragic and most traumatic of events. Not that we…Read more Abdul-Rahman Kassig, a True Shaheed, R.I.P.
The Russian naval facility in Tartus refers to a military installation of the Russian Navy located in the port of the city of Tartus, Syria. Russian official usage classifies the installation as a Material-Technical Support Point (Russian: Пункт материально-технического обеспечения, ПМТО) and not a "base". Tartus is the last Russian military facility outside the former…Read more Russian naval facility in Tartus, Syria
The question is being asked: Without military intervention, how are we going to stop the killing of civilians in Syria? Whatever world leaders decide to do, the frightful situation in Syria is certainly not going to be easy to resolve. While it's true, civilians are already being killed, airstrikes will certainly kill more and are…Read more How to stop the killing in Syria?
I'm deeply concerned about the frightful situation in Syria. Nevertheless I do not believe racing into yet another war is the answer. Wars are easy to start, but incredibly difficult to finish. Then there's the rebuilding afterwards. Are Iraq and Afghanistan really in any better shape after years of conflict? The consequences of which all…Read more No War With Syria