Ad on the London underground. I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees this differently after the news from besieged Madaya that Syrians are eating grass in order to … Continue reading
What are we learning from the refugee crisis? It’s not a new story, but it makes the news when something exceptionally distressing happens: the little boy who drowned, the abandoned … Continue reading
If you’re in London tomorrow morning, you’d be more than welcome – Syrian breakfast, good company. The Frontline Club are showing “A Syrian Love Story” on Wednesday.
Thoroughly enjoyed Istanbul. Friendly, upbeat & vast, with multiple layers of history and identity. It was good to see people from along the Silk Road mixing in with everyone else. … Continue reading
I was invited to speak at the Iman Khoei Islamic Centre in West London on Thursday. This was my contribution. “The news from Peshawar and Nairobi, and the continuing violence … Continue reading
What are your thoughts on UK military action in Syria? Chances are you have an opinion one way or the other. While I was at Greenbelt last weekend, the Prime … Continue reading
Looking forward to hearing Pankaj Mishra (author of Temptations of the West – how to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond) speak next Tuesday evening about his new book, … Continue reading
I like these – especially the inclusion of a question mark! The row of accepted religious symbols is de rigeur … Continue reading
All work and no play makes us dull. Last weekend a suprise visit by my cousin from Canada hurled us out to Tate Britain to see the Picasso show. Click … Continue reading
Time for some pictures of Syria from our trip. There was a smallish rally in Trafalgar Square yesterday in support of peaceful protesters in what must be a terrifying place … Continue reading
. . and more cartoons from Randall Munroe here.