Charlie’s Angel – Zineb El Rhazoui And The Fight Against Fundamentalist Islam

Islam

  Zineb El Rhazoui’s views on the problems that we face, concerning the effects of religion on society, are very close to my own. Namely, it is the interpretation and application of written texts and superstitions as a political doctrine that cause problems. For the former journalist at Charlie Hebdo, even a recipe book can […]

On The Importance Of Being A Blogger

  A blogger should transcend all personal interests and contradictions, because the ideas transmitted are far more important than the people who transmit them.     I am not a professional journalist, and even less of a philosopher, but I have a profound interest in both. I am just an ordinary citizen living an ordinary […]

The Dutch Cartoon Competition Was Wrong Because Geert Wilders Organised It

Wilders

The cancelled Dutch cartoon competition was not about Islam. It was all about Geert Wilders.   It was way too long since we heard from the flamboyant leader of the Dutch extreme-right-wing party PVV, Geert Wilders. Let’s face it, the Dutch parliamentary elections are a thing of the past, and the present coalition is doing very […]

“Don’t Mention Religion, Mister Fawlty – They’re Nuns!”

Religion

Another day, another fracas because I have misunderstood religion and offended others. In suggesting that the subjective interpretation of the Holy Scriptures by men of faith who have a political agenda instead of a Holy Bible or Quran, I have been accused of “religion bashing?”, or words to that effect. Religion is untouchable, it seems  – […]