In Loving Memory of Richard Kevin Armstrong

By Isabel M. Armstrong The death of a Redditch local politician, Richard Kevin Armstrong, has been announced by his family. Richard was born in 1953, in Birmingham. While living in Birmingham, Richard trained and worked as a manager in the retail trade at George Mason, a large chain of grocery stores at the time. He…Read more In Loving Memory of Richard Kevin Armstrong

It Is The Soldier

It is the Soldier, not the ministerWho has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporterWho has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poetWho has given us freedom of speech. It is the Soldier, not the campus organizerWho has given us freedom to protest. It…Read more It Is The Soldier

K.H. Adang Badruddin

Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioun.Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of KH Adang Badruddin, one of the great scholars of Nahdlatul Ulama in West Java, and head of Cipulus Pesantren in Purwakarta. My deepest condolences to all the Shaykh's family and friends. May Allah grant KH Adang Jannat-ul-Firdaus and to be in the…Read more K.H. Adang Badruddin

Holocaust Memorial Day and Islam

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, 28 January 2020 Yesterday I attended the UK National Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 at Central Hall in Westminster. This year commemorates 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and is an occasion of national significance. Welcomed by Laura Marks OBE, Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, we…Read more Holocaust Memorial Day and Islam

Reflecting on my visit to Srebrenica in 2015

Reflecting on my visit to Srebrenica in Bosnia & Herzegovina 4 years ago... A deeply moving and troubling experience. Together with recent increases in tensions between communities and both Islamist and Far Right activism, the tragedy that unfolded in Bosnia reminds us we must never be complacent about community cohesion, and the generally peaceful society…Read more Reflecting on my visit to Srebrenica in 2015

In Remembrance…

"O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you might come to know one another. Verily, the most honoured of you in the sight of God is the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well…Read more In Remembrance…