A Comment on the Statement by Religious Leaders Refusing Funeral Prayer for London Attackers

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I had not intended to write in the context of the most recent attacks. Ramadan is upon on us and hearts are in dire need of purification, especially when one can see the policies that are on the political horizon.  However, a brief interjection into the incredibly loud echo chamber that has been created, if I may.

No doubt the lurch of the government will be authoritarian in the best of neoconservative moulds, with more calls to implement closed society measures. Hilariously, the precarious Theresa May has just announced that she will tear up “human rights laws” to fight terrorism.  In doing so she will become the very PREVENT-defined “extremist” she and mafia of neocons endlessly harp on about.  PREVENT officers, you may need to refer this unstable lady as she has very publicly and vocally opposed “British values”.

As for the Muslim response, much can be said on a number of alarming behaviours. However, I will for now limit it to a statement by some 200 Muslims scholars and activists urging Imams to refuse the burial of terror suspects.

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Aleppo Bleeds

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As tens of thousands of civilians are trapped in Aleppo on an increasingly shrinking patch of land besieged by violence all around and bombardment from the air, the situation is descending into a bloodbath.  Civilian blood merges with the soil of the blessed land of Syria courtesy of Bashar’s vengeance.  Harrowing footage is showing bodies strewn across rubble as reports filter into the press that Bashar loyalists are going door to door and massacring civilians including women and children. One activist on the ground has stated that “more than 180 people have been field executed in the areas that the regime has recently [taken] control of by the Assad gangs and the militias supporting them, ” with rest awaiting their execution or death by airstrikes. Civilians are suffering with innocent men being killed, women becoming homeless, and their children dying due to freezing temperatures.

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