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Pastor la vista

Do you remember the pastor Terry Jones? You know, the leader of a small church in Florida who became international news back in September when he threatened to burn a copy of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11? Remember

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Thoughts on the "Ground Zero mosque"

The most frightening thing about this ridiculous “Ground Zero mosque” furore is how the opponents of it are so casually disregarding the very features of their country that – apparently – make them so proud to be American. The USA

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A Tale of Three Piggies and other horror stories

It’s encouraging to know that common sense still, occasionally, prevails in this country. Honley Junior school in West Yorkshire are due to stage a performance of Roald Dahl’s adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs. However,

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Caveat lector. This is a rather rambling piece.

As anyone who has ever tried to do so will attest, writing a blog can be hard work sometimes. You have to juggle the desire to write with other commitments and there are times when there is loads going on,

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Thinly veiled hysteria

The hoo-hah caused by Jack Straw’s remarks about Muslim women wearing veils is perhaps the biggest storm ever to rage inside a tea cup. The Leader of the House of Commons is an MP for Blackburn, where the Muslim population

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Knock me down with a feather, Clever Trevor

I had the pleasure this morning of listening to John Humphrys interviewing Abu Izzadeen on the Today programme. Abu Izzadeen (also known as Omar or Trevor Brooks) was the protester who on Wednesday heckled Home Secretary John Reid during a

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This is an outrage! The Pope, Islam and perpetual offence.

So, to recap. The Pope makes a speech in Germany and, touching upon the concept of violence within religion, repeats a quote made by Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus in 1391: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new,

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