Author: Bilal Cleland

Changing attitudes to Combatants and Civilians

One of the great changes in warfare we can see over this period is in the attitude towards soldiers and civilians. The American allies in 2003 expended much effort in ensuring there were as few allied casualties as possible, knowing that a high death toll, as in the Vietnam War, would cause political chaos at home. Huge demonstrations at home in the Coalition of the Willing did nothing to stop the war, but warned of the potential political cost.

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The Islamic roots of our constitutional monarchy

The Glorious Revolution of 1688, upon which our modern constitutional monarchy is based, is rooted in the example the Deists and Protestant Mahometans of Britain took from what they called “the Islamic Republic of Muhammad (s).” That revolution ushered in the notion of limited constitutional government, with an Executive bound by law and the will of parliament. No longer was the king to be God’s representative. whose will was equal to the Will of God. Written in the context of the “War on Terror” and the use of anti-Muslim rhetoric to promote conservative political agendas, Garcia in “Islam and...

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Why Australia Day on 26 January?

Every year as the heat of January mounts, we are urged to “celebrate Australia Day” as though it signifies something of which all the nation should be proud. Various dates were designated ‘Australia Day’, July being most favoured,  until 1935 when all the Australian states and territories decided to use 26 January. It is certainly not a long established tradition as it was not until 1994 that it became a national public holiday. I am sure that my great great great granny, Ellen Wainwright, 17 years old, sent forever to a place at the other side of her world,...

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The Status of Jerusalem – Then and Now

The statement over the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem puts the position of Islam clearly. “There is no god but the God, and Abraham is His friend.” For it is a city for all the children of Abraham: Jews, Christians, Muslims. The second destruction of Jerusalem under Emperor Hadrian in 130 CE, after which Jews were expelled from the land forever, was a policy maintained by the Christian Eastern Roman Empire. The taking of control of the city from Byzantium in 628 CE is often portrayed as just another imperial conquest. It was not. Under the Byzantines, not only Judaism, but dissenting...

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Europe: Racism on the rise, again

“Poland Nationalist Rally With Neo-Nazi Slogans, Calls For ‘Islamic Holocaust’ Draws Biggest Crowd Ever” is the heading in Newsweek [12 November 2017].  The Jew-baiting is still there.  “The Radical Camp has told its followers on social media that the Syrian migration is part of a conspiracy between Jewish financiers and Communists to destroy the European Union with Islam, Sharia law and homosexuality.” According to the Wall Street Journal. Polish marchers carried slogans such as “White Europe,” “Clean Blood,” “Europe Will Be White” and “Pray for Islamic Holocaust.” They also introduced a new slogan — “We want God.” A similar...

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