For of those to whom much is given, much is required. And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each one of us--recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state--our success or failure, in whatever office we may hold, will be…Read more JFK Four Questions
“In recent months I have spoken many times, about how difficult and dangerous a period, it is through which we now move. I would like to take this opportunity, to say a word about the American spirit, in this time of trial. In the most critical periods of our nation's history, there have always been…Read more JFK: Voices of Extremism
Transcript of the speech prepared by Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, for the Grand Mawlid at Bingley Hall, 18. December 2016. As salam wa alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh (Peace be with you, and Allah's Mercy and Blessings) Bismillah al Rahman al Raheem (In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, most Kind) As salatu wa salam alaika ya Rasul…Read more Mawlid; Honouring the Beloved of Allah
“I know from personal experience that the abuse of prisoners will produce more bad than good intelligence. I know that victims of torture will offer intentionally misleading information if they think their captors will believe it. I know they will say whatever they think their torturers want them to say if they believe it will…Read more John McCain on Senate Intelligence Report on CIA “Enhanced Interrogation” (09.12.2014).
If we were to follow the judgments of the predetermined mind, who would be left alone and without a teacher? Not only would it be so with those who know the sequences (of knowledge and feeling) and make their own selection among them, but it would be so as well with the stupid and unthinking.…Read more Chuang Tzu on Knowledge, Clear Thinking and Monkeys
Great speech from Tehmina Kazi at the International Association of Liberal Religious Women (IALRW) Conference in Birmingham last weekend.
By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong (Speech originally delivered at the New Humanity Movement event, 13 April 2014). A cosmic explosion of incredible proportions gave birth to this Universe... Hundreds of billions of years later, a star was formed in the outer reaches of the Milky Way, bringing Light to a Solar System just being born... A small…Read more Human Family; Past, Present and Future
Indeed, we are nations and tribes that we might come to know one another as is mentioned in the Holy Quran (49:13)... We all live on Earth, one small planet in our solar system, our true homeland in the Cosmos. Is it not time we started building bridges instead of walls and worse, fighting wars?