Tag Archives: Islam

Enough is enough: Charlie Hebdo

  May I begin by saying that no insult for one’s own satisfaction is honourable, but then neither is killing by way of taking revenge.  In the fifteen years since I founded the World Religions Photo Library, I never received … Continue reading

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ASHURA: THE BLOODY FRENZY OF GRIEF

Ya! Ya! Husayn! Ya! Ya! Husayn!` The procession approaches where Mehdi and I stand outside a bank with its shutters down. Normally Bunder Road bustles with buses, cars and camel carts going to and from the harbour, but today the … Continue reading

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SUDANESE WOMEN WHIPPED FOR WEARING TROUSERS

  Invited to a World Tourism Organisation conference in Bali in 1993, I was refused admission at the door because I was wearing trousers. Not just any old trousers mind you, but a linen trouser suit, the height of fashion … Continue reading

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