As I’m away on holiday at the moment, I thought I’d reblog some of my most popular pieces for your viewing pleasure. And as I’m in north Africa, I thought this piece about the beauties of Islamic culture and history might be a good one to start with as I roam the medina.
We live through troubled times. I suppose most people in all periods of history could have said that if we’re honest about it. The media have spent the last decade painting a picture of the Islamic world for us. More accurately, they’ve dug out the old images
of Edwardian-era “Mohammedans” and updated them instead. It’s just that they’ve viewed all these images through the prism of 9/11, 7/7 and al-Qaeda. None of which leads to an accurate depict … Read More