Islam

Mohammad cartoon comment; war between religions; Islamic hospitality; war of choice - did the jihadists start the war?; concept of jihad as explained by a Muslim; war criminal nation: use of radiation weapons by British and American forces in Iraq.

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THIS IS A PICTURE OF YOUR GOD.


Can we have a war between cultures, please? And could we have it right now? You go get the guns, I'll start hunting around for the ammunition. First published online February 2006. Note that any item listed as first published online first appeared when posted on the site zenvirus.com.

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WAR BETWEEN RELIGIONS


Wasn't that why we had the Middle Ages, so we could get this stuff out of our system?

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HUGH MEETS MOHAMMAD


This Islamic hospitality you may have heard about? Okay, this was my experience.

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WAR OF CHOICE


George W. Bush exercises his free will and opts for an entirely unnecessary war. From time to time, from certain quarters, the chant of "Death to America!" is heard. The average American has, it seems, absolutely no thesis as to why this should be so.

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JIHAD


So what is this "jihad" business? An Islamic correspondent puts me in the picture. The context, of course, is that it was not the jihadists who started the war in Iraq but the Crusaders.

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WAR CRIMINAL NATIONS


British and American war crimes in Iraq: the use of radiation weapons against the civilian population. Technically, the civilians are not the target; in practice, they are the victims. A brief introduction to uranium weapons. The victors will, of course, write the history on this one. There will be no justice on this issue anywhere on planet Earth but, in a fair court — one imagines one run by space aliens — both the United Kingdom and the United States would stand condemned as war criminal nations.


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