2020 – Enjoy a year of diversity, not divisiveness

Let’s come together and not fall apart, as we face a hopeful new decade

When I was growing up in Islington in the 1970s, my brown skin steadily thickening in response to regular racist abuse of some kind or another, I was always inwardly overly ecstatic whenever I had the rather rare opportunity to interact with another brown person (who was not a relative or family friend). ‘Brother from another mother!’ my inner voice would cry out in barely restrained rejoice.

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Welcome Ramadan 2017 – be gentle, be loving, be peaceful

I wish you all the blessings of this holiest of months, whether you fast or not. Here’s why, despite media perceptions, this should be a month of peace and love.

For those of us fasting – here we go again.

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Enough, PLEASE, Enough!

The last few days of Ramadan, a very special time for Muslims… A time of contemplation, meditation, reflection and celebration. A time for prayer. A time for peace.

And yet these evil barbarians continue to inflict horror, pain, death and destruction – supposedly in the name of religion.
These are not Muslims, they’re barely even human beings.

Enough, PLEASE, enough!

I vent in impotent fury and rage, helpless and at a loss for understanding – I’ve run out of tears, anguish and sorrow.

I can only send up a plea, fearing even so that it may make me no better than these barbarians, but I beseech thee O God, END THEM and end their ways!