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Category Archives: geopolitics

Refuting Isis

A summary of Refuting Isis by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi January 2016: I’ve just finished reading this powerful piece by Shaykh Al-Yaqoubi, in which he issues a fatwa concerning the entity … Continue reading

15 January, 2016 · 12 Comments

Palestinians boot Blair

Blair mumps it up. Again.

3 December, 2015 · Leave a comment

On bombing Syria

I wrote to my MP, Keir Starmer, as follows: As a constituent and former soldier, I urge you strongly not to vote in favour of bombing Syria. Mr Cameron proposes … Continue reading

3 December, 2015 · Leave a comment

A failure of politicians (so what’s new)

In April 2004 a group of very senior diplomats wrote to then-PM Tony Blair regarding the catastrophic US-UK adventures in the Middle East. I post it again now since it … Continue reading

25 April, 2015 · Leave a comment