Sunday, April 09, 2006

'7/7, Islam & the Iraq War' by Milan Rai

Milan Rai has written a new book called '7/7: the London bombings, Islam and the Iraq War'. I recommend it.

On 12th April ( next Wednesday) I will be speaking as part of a panel at the London launch of the book. It's at 7-9pm, Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ. Organised by JNV, Quaker Peace and Social Witness and Voices UK

See also: SPEAKING TOUR BY MILAN RAI (author of Chomsky’s Politics and War Plan Iraq) on his new book 7/7: the London bombings, Islam and the Iraq war. Events include 5 Apr, Belfast; 10 Apr, Berwick-upon-Tweed; 11 Apr, Kendal; 12 Apr, London (see below); 13 April, Lewes (7.30pm, Newton Room at Southover Grange, 01273 473912); 19 Apr, Southampton University; 20 Apr, Yeovil; 23 Apr, Hereford; 29 Apr, Aberystwyth; 3 May, Stevenage; 18 May, Tower Hamlets. More info or 0845 458 9571


Blogger Holly Finch said...

my oh my you've been busy on this grey old day!

well done for the Times today....shame they cut your peice though.

good luck on wednesday...would love to be there but will be packing for the SUN!!

April 09, 2006 7:57 pm  
Blogger Holly Finch said...

oh & the lovely BD has raised her pretty head on my blog again.....oh joy! xx

April 09, 2006 7:58 pm  
Anonymous contrition said...

Hi Holly

BD asked for straigtforward calrification of what fjl was saying. fjl does say some interesting things.

April 10, 2006 12:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Any thoughts on the chap who thinks that 7/7 wasn't terrorism - it was political speach....

It struck me as rather racist - the assumption that "these people" behave in this way, that it is how they always behave. Utimately it leads to the most extreme form of Islamaphobia.

I find it strange that many cannot bring themselves to blame Bin Ladin et al for their own actions. Equality works both ways - anyone has the power to do ill. Creating moral sliding scales for different groups, with non-Europeans starting having a +6 on their morality dices roles (as the D&D types might put it) is surely just another brand of labelling those same groups as "children" Kipling style....

The Anon

April 10, 2006 2:26 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

Anon I don't know who or what you are talking about. Sorry.

Murder is murder and maiming is maiming as far as I am concerned.

April 10, 2006 5:40 pm  

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