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Fethullah Gülen and the Kurdish question in Turkey today

This is an update of an earlier post on this topic . . . I’ve been working with the British Turkish Muslims organised in the UK as the Dialogue Society (DS) for about five years now. They follow the philosophy outlined by the Turkish Muslim scholar Fetullah Gülen.  (A link to explain more about Mr Gülen appears […]

Going to the cinema

Attack the Block (dir Joe Cornish 2011) was utterly wonderful – funny, touching and, apart from the man-eating, pheronome-seeking Cooky Monsters from outer space, completely believable. (TV download, 4th November) Tyrannosaur (dir Paddy Considine, 2011) was MUCH better than the trailer suggested. Not at all the  ‘kind middle class lady reforms brutal working class man’ that I’d […]

Hugo Chavez – Socialist

In Britain we only seem to take any interest in South America when the Argentinians reiterate their claim to the island off their coast that we claim to be ours (Falklands/Malvinas). But Hugo Chavez’s death in Venezuela has excited some interest – the BBC gave extensive coverage – and the forbidden S word (socialism) somehow […]