Met several groups today working with refugees. People stopped moving through Greece earlier this year when the migrant trail fizzled out: borders in the Balkans closed and Turkey agreed with … Continue reading
Hospitality & Islam: Mona Siddiqui
My review of Mona Siddiqui’s absorbing book appears in this month’s Third Way magazine. Amid an escalating refugee crisis, a tangle of wars in the Middle East and the presence … Continue reading
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
Refugees & Migrants 21 September
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.
Peshawar and Nairobi | Iraq, Syria and Egypt
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
Syria – who cares?
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
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