Death at Sea

A Muslim is a brother of a Muslim, unless you are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution from Burma The Guardian, and many others, are reporting; But this week’s callous move by Malaysian patrol ships to turn back two boats carrying about 600 people, many in critical physical condition, and similarly unconscionable, coordinated actions by Thailand and Indonesia may … Continue reading Death at Sea

Muslims violate teachings of the Holy Quran: Punishment of apostasy is death

Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani is currently on death row in Iran for the "crime" of converting to Christianity from Islam. The charges of his initial arrest in 2009 were for protesting, which were later changed to apostasy and evangelism. In Sept. 2010, an Iranian court verbally delivered a death sentence, which was then delivered in writing … Continue reading Muslims violate teachings of the Holy Quran: Punishment of apostasy is death

Death by drone is swift and efficient – it’s also murder

I took the Letters page of this newspaper to confirm my instinctive reaction when I heard that the US government had assassinated Anwar al-Awlaki, a leading figure in al-Qa'ida, in Yemen. The Americans had sent two Predator drones to the area. They fired Hellfire missiles at a vehicle containing Awlaki and three other suspected al-Qa'ida … Continue reading Death by drone is swift and efficient – it’s also murder